BBC 78s - Sound effects-ECS discovery


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BBC 78s - Sound effects-ECS discovery

Never issued to the public, these records were used by the BBC across the land to add sound effects to their TV and Radio programmes. All ECS records were recorded in stereo.

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78 catagory 78s

CoverCat. no.TitleArtistYear
Picture of 12PH 9181 War sounds by artist  from the BBC 78 - Records and Tapes library12PH 9181War sounds
Picture of 12PH 29647 U. S. A. A. F. fighters by artist  from the BBC 78 - Records and Tapes library12PH 29647U. S. A. A. F. fighters1945
Picture of 12RS 71555 Animals by artist Eric Symms from the BBC 78 - Records and Tapes library12RS 71555AnimalsEric Symms1952
Picture of 1 A 156 Aircraft engines - Merlin - Exterior by artist Unknown from the BBC 78 - Records and Tapes library1 A 156Aircraft engines - Merlin - ExteriorUnknown
Picture of 1 A 162 Helicopter by artist Unknown from the BBC 78 - Records and Tapes library1 A 162HelicopterUnknown1956
Picture of 1 A 180 Aircraft D.H. Tiger Moth single engine open cockpit - Exterior by artist Unknown from the BBC 78 - Records and Tapes library1 A 180Aircraft D.H. Tiger Moth single engine open cockpit - ExteriorUnknown
Picture of 1 A 181 Aircraft D.H. Tiger Moth single engine open cockpit - Exterior by artist Unknown from the BBC 78 - Records and Tapes library1 A 181Aircraft D.H. Tiger Moth single engine open cockpit - ExteriorUnknown
Picture of 1 A 184 Aircraft D.H. Dove 6/8 seater airliner - Exterior by artist Unknown from the BBC 78 - Records and Tapes library1 A 184Aircraft D.H. Dove 6/8 seater airliner - ExteriorUnknown
Picture of 1 A 185 Aircraft D.H. Dove 6/8 seater airliner - Exterior by artist Unknown from the BBC 78 - Records and Tapes library1 A 185Aircraft D.H. Dove 6/8 seater airliner - ExteriorUnknown
Picture of 1 A 186 Aircraft D.H. Dove 6/8 seater airliner by artist Unknown from the BBC 78 - Records and Tapes library1 A 186Aircraft D.H. Dove 6/8 seater airlinerUnknown
Picture of 1 A 188 Aircraft D.H. Dove 6/8 seater airliner - Interior: Cabin by artist Unknown from the BBC 78 - Records and Tapes library1 A 188Aircraft D.H. Dove 6/8 seater airliner - Interior: CabinUnknown
Picture of 1 A 201 Aircraft: S.E. 5A (1914-1918 war single-engined fighter) - Exterior by artist Unknown from the BBC 78 - Records and Tapes library1 A 201Aircraft: S.E. 5A (1914-1918 war single-engined fighter) - ExteriorUnknown
Picture of 1 A 203 Aircraft: Saunders Roe Hovercraft (N.R.D.C.I.) - Exterior by artist Unknown from the BBC 78 - Records and Tapes library1 A 203Aircraft: Saunders Roe Hovercraft (N.R.D.C.I.) - ExteriorUnknown
Picture of 1 A 207 Jet fighter / Single seat fighter by artist Unknown from the BBC 78 - Records and Tapes library1 A 207Jet fighter / Single seat fighterUnknown
Picture of 2 A 22 Maroons and bells by artist Unknown from the BBC 78 - Records and Tapes library2 A 22Maroons and bellsUnknown
Picture of 2 A 64 Tenor bell - Lavenham, Suffolk by artist Unknown from the BBC 78 - Records and Tapes library2 A 64Tenor bell - Lavenham, SuffolkUnknown
Picture of 2 A 73 Tenor bell - St. Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin by artist Unknown from the BBC 78 - Records and Tapes library2 A 73Tenor bell - St. Patrick's Cathedral, DublinUnknown
Picture of 3 A 38 Big Ben by artist Unknown from the BBC 78 - Records and Tapes library3 A 38Big BenUnknown1955
Picture of 3 A 39 Big Ben by artist Unknown from the BBC 78 - Records and Tapes library3 A 39Big BenUnknown1955
Picture of 5 A 64 Coal mining by artist Unknown from the BBC 78 - Records and Tapes library5 A 64Coal miningUnknown
Picture of 5 A 103 Garage by artist Unknown from the BBC 78 - Records and Tapes library5 A 103GarageUnknown
Picture of 5 A 117 Lift by artist Unknown from the BBC 78 - Records and Tapes library5 A 117LiftUnknown
Picture of 5 A 132 Building instustry by artist Unknown from the BBC 78 - Records and Tapes library5 A 132Building instustryUnknown
Picture of 6 A 14 Fire / Fire engines by artist Unknown from the BBC 78 - Records and Tapes library6 A 14Fire / Fire enginesUnknown
Picture of 8 A 60 Horses (on cobbles) by artist Unknown from the BBC 78 - Records and Tapes library8 A 60Horses (on cobbles)Unknown1955
Picture of 8 A 63 Horses on turf by artist Unknown from the BBC 78 - Records and Tapes library8 A 63Horses on turfUnknown
Picture of 13 A 17 Squad drill with commands / Platoon drilling with commands by artist Unknown from the BBC 78 - Records and Tapes library13 A 17Squad drill with commands / Platoon drilling with commandsUnknown
Picture of 15 A 12 Telephones by artist Unknown from the BBC 78 - Records and Tapes library15 A 12TelephonesUnknown
Picture of 15 A 22 Telephones by artist Unknown from the BBC 78 - Records and Tapes library15 A 22TelephonesUnknown
Picture of 15 A 24 Radio interference by artist Unknown from the BBC 78 - Records and Tapes library15 A 24Radio interferenceUnknown
Picture of 19 A 3 Rowing by artist Unknown from the BBC 78 - Records and Tapes library19 A 3RowingUnknown
Picture of 19 A 121 14 H.P. motor boat (On deck) by artist Unknown from the BBC 78 - Records and Tapes library19 A 12114 H.P. motor boat (On deck)Unknown
Picture of 19 A 122 14 H.P. motor boat 1952 (On deck) by artist Unknown from the BBC 78 - Records and Tapes library19 A 12214 H.P. motor boat 1952 (On deck)Unknown
Picture of 19 A 129 Ships - Wind in rigging and rough sea by artist Unknown from the BBC 78 - Records and Tapes library19 A 129Ships - Wind in rigging and rough seaUnknown
Picture of 19 A 133 Gentle seawash on rocks by artist Unknown from the BBC 78 - Records and Tapes library19 A 133Gentle seawash on rocksUnknown
Picture of 23 A 88 Fireworks by artist Unknown from the BBC 78 - Records and Tapes library23 A 88FireworksUnknown
Picture of 23 A 95 Fireworks (Guy Fawkes day) by artist Unknown from the BBC 78 - Records and Tapes library23 A 95Fireworks (Guy Fawkes day)Unknown
Picture of 23 A 100 Gunfire by artist Unknown from the BBC 78 - Records and Tapes library23 A 100GunfireUnknown
Picture of 23 A 101 Gunfire by artist Unknown from the BBC 78 - Records and Tapes library23 A 101GunfireUnknown
Picture of 23 A 102 Gunfire by artist Unknown from the BBC 78 - Records and Tapes library23 A 102GunfireUnknown
Picture of 23 A 105 German anti-aircraft gunfire by artist Unknown from the BBC 78 - Records and Tapes library23 A 105German anti-aircraft gunfireUnknown
Picture of 24 A 3 Atmosphere in large building / Provincial town by artist Unknown from the BBC 78 - Records and Tapes library24 A 3Atmosphere in large building / Provincial townUnknown
Picture of 24 A 17 Amusement arcade machines / Slot machines by artist Unknown from the BBC 78 - Records and Tapes library24 A 17Amusement arcade machines / Slot machinesUnknown
Picture of 24 A 33 Countryside in summer / Atmosphere in Lincoln Cathedral by artist Unknown from the BBC 78 - Records and Tapes library24 A 33Countryside in summer / Atmosphere in Lincoln CathedralUnknown
Picture of 1 B 39 Goats / Cows by artist Unknown from the BBC 78 - Records and Tapes library1 B 39Goats / CowsUnknown
Picture of 1 B 75 Dogs by artist Unknown from the BBC 78 - Records and Tapes library1 B 75DogsUnknown
Picture of 1 B 82 Animals by artist Unknown from the BBC 78 - Records and Tapes library1 B 82AnimalsUnknown1956
Picture of 2 B 63 Chickens by artist Unknown from the BBC 78 - Records and Tapes library2 B 63ChickensUnknown
Picture of 2 B 68 Farmyard: Poultry by artist Unknown from the BBC 78 - Records and Tapes library2 B 68Farmyard: PoultryUnknown
Picture of 2 B 76 Owls at night by artist Unknown from the BBC 78 - Records and Tapes library2 B 76Owls at nightUnknown
Picture of 4 B 2 Drums by artist Unknown from the BBC 78 - Records and Tapes library4 B 2DrumsUnknown
Picture of 4 B 13 Drums by artist Unknown from the BBC 78 - Records and Tapes library4 B 13DrumsUnknown
Picture of 4 B 15 Drums by artist Unknown from the BBC 78 - Records and Tapes library4 B 15DrumsUnknown
Picture of 4 B 18 Gongs & cymbals by artist Unknown from the BBC 78 - Records and Tapes library4 B 18Gongs & cymbalsUnknown
Picture of 6 B 11 Big drum by artist Unknown from the BBC 78 - Records and Tapes library6 B 11Big drumUnknown
Picture of 6 B 30 Footsteps on pavement by artist Unknown from the BBC 78 - Records and Tapes library6 B 30Footsteps on pavementUnknown
Picture of 13 B 70 Racing cars (Jersey road race) by artist Unknown from the BBC 78 - Records and Tapes library13 B 70Racing cars (Jersey road race)Unknown
Picture of 13 B 81 Veteran cars by artist Unknown from the BBC 78 - Records and Tapes library13 B 81Veteran carsUnknown
Picture of 13 B 87 Austin diesel taxi, 16 H.P. by artist Unknown from the BBC 78 - Records and Tapes library13 B 87Austin diesel taxi, 16 H.P.Unknown
Picture of 13 B 95 Lorry (30 cwt Morris Commercial) - Inside driving cab by artist Unknown from the BBC 78 - Records and Tapes library13 B 95Lorry (30 cwt Morris Commercial) - Inside driving cabUnknown
Picture of 13 B 98 Motor car: Interior - Rolls Royce (Silver Ghost, 1907) by artist Unknown from the BBC 78 - Records and Tapes library13 B 98Motor car: Interior - Rolls Royce (Silver Ghost, 1907)Unknown
Picture of 13 B 102 Lorry and car / Car interior by artist Unknown from the BBC 78 - Records and Tapes library13 B 102Lorry and car / Car interiorUnknown
Picture of 13 B 103 Police car / Ambulance by artist Unknown from the BBC 78 - Records and Tapes library13 B 103Police car / AmbulanceUnknown
Picture of 13 B 109 Motor car interior (Hillman Minx, 1954) by artist Unknown from the BBC 78 - Records and Tapes library13 B 109Motor car interior (Hillman Minx, 1954)Unknown
Picture of 13 B 124 Vespa motor scooter by artist Unknown from the BBC 78 - Records and Tapes library13 B 124Vespa motor scooterUnknown1955
Picture of 13 B 129 Motor vehicles by artist Unknown from the BBC 78 - Records and Tapes library13 B 129Motor vehiclesUnknown1955
Picture of 13 B 153 Motor horns by artist Unknown from the BBC 78 - Records and Tapes library13 B 153Motor hornsUnknown
Picture of 13 B 157 Bus depot by artist Unknown from the BBC 78 - Records and Tapes library13 B 157Bus depotUnknown
Picture of 13 B 169 London Transport bus by artist Unknown from the BBC 78 - Records and Tapes library13 B 169London Transport busUnknown
Picture of 19 B 20 Sirens by artist Unknown from the BBC 78 - Records and Tapes library19 B 20SirensUnknown
Picture of 20 B 90 Trains by artist Unknown from the BBC 78 - Records and Tapes library20 B 90TrainsUnknown
Picture of 23 B 24 Water by artist Unknown from the BBC 78 - Records and Tapes library23 B 24WaterUnknown
Picture of 23 B 34 Stream running by artist Unknown from the BBC 78 - Records and Tapes library23 B 34Stream runningUnknown
Picture of 23 B 40 Fountains: Italy by artist Unknown from the BBC 78 - Records and Tapes library23 B 40Fountains: ItalyUnknown
Picture of 23 B 41 Heavy waterfall by artist Unknown from the BBC 78 - Records and Tapes library23 B 41Heavy waterfallUnknown
Picture of 3 C 160 Cricket match / Hyde Park by artist Unknown from the BBC 78 - Records and Tapes library3 C 160Cricket match / Hyde ParkUnknown
Picture of 3 C 173 People sounds by artist Unknown from the BBC 78 - Records and Tapes library3 C 173People soundsUnknown
Picture of 3 C 228 Crowds and children outside by artist Unknown from the BBC 78 - Records and Tapes library3 C 228Crowds and children outsideUnknown
Picture of 3 C 230 Ladies hairdressing salon by artist Unknown from the BBC 78 - Records and Tapes library3 C 230Ladies hairdressing salonUnknown
Picture of 3 C 232 Children's sports / Hospital reception by artist Unknown from the BBC 78 - Records and Tapes library3 C 232Children's sports / Hospital receptionUnknown
Picture of 3 C 240 Theatre chatter / Crowds by artist Unknown from the BBC 78 - Records and Tapes library3 C 240Theatre chatter / CrowdsUnknown1955
Picture of 3 C 257 Airport control room by artist Unknown from the BBC 78 - Records and Tapes library3 C 257Airport control roomUnknown1956
Picture of 3 C 308 Public house by artist Unknown from the BBC 78 - Records and Tapes library3 C 308Public houseUnknown
Picture of 3 C 310 Crowds outside by artist Unknown from the BBC 78 - Records and Tapes library3 C 310Crowds outsideUnknown1960
Picture of 3 C 313 Crowds by artist Unknown from the BBC 78 - Records and Tapes library3 C 313CrowdsUnknown
Picture of 3 C 350 Village pub / Cocktail party by artist Unknown from the BBC 78 - Records and Tapes library3 C 350Village pub / Cocktail partyUnknown
Picture of 4 C 6 Doors & curtains by artist Unknown from the BBC 78 - Records and Tapes library4 C 6Doors & curtainsUnknown
Picture of 23 C 14 Heavy rain / Thunder by artist Unknown from the BBC 78 - Records and Tapes library23 C 14Heavy rain / ThunderUnknown
Picture of 23 C 16 Wind by artist Unknown from the BBC 78 - Records and Tapes library23 C 16WindUnknown
Picture of 23 C 23 Gale rushing flood water by artist Unknown from the BBC 78 - Records and Tapes library23 C 23Gale rushing flood waterUnknown1955
Picture of 23 C 29 Wind by artist Unknown from the BBC 78 - Records and Tapes library23 C 29WindUnknown
Picture of 23 C 30 Weather - Thunderstorms by artist Unknown from the BBC 78 - Records and Tapes library23 C 30Weather - ThunderstormsUnknown
Picture of 13 E 3 Harp glissandos by artist Unknown from the BBC 78 - Records and Tapes library13 E 3Harp glissandosUnknown1953
Picture of 20 E 6 Trumpet fanfares by artist Unknown from the BBC 78 - Records and Tapes library20 E 6Trumpet fanfaresUnknown
Picture of 19 G 18 Warble frequent botes - Gliding warble notes by artist Unknown from the BBC 78 - Records and Tapes library19 G 18Warble frequent botes - Gliding warble notesUnknown