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Collection Description

Collection Title
BBC Promenade Concerts (1927-)
Unique Identifier
A complete set of programme books for the Henry Wood Promenade Concerts under the auspices of the British Broadcasting Corporation since 1927 (33rd season), held as bound volumes to September 1996 and then as boxes of individual programmes.

The sequence is interupted during the period of World War II when the BBC temporarily withdrew its support: there is a break between the programme for 1 September 1939 and that for 27 June 1942.

In addition to programmes for the annual summer series – given at the Queen's Hall and later the Royal Albert Hall – the collection includes volumes labelled as follows:

Northern Promenade Concerts, 26 May–21 June 1930
Christmas Season, 1932–33
Winter Seasons, 1934–35 and 1935–36
January 1947–52 (six volumes)
Winter Season, 1972–73
Date range of collection
1924 -
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Location Details

BBC Written Archives Centre
Caversham Park Reading Berkshire RG4 8TZ
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01189 486281
Collections Overview
The BBC's Written Archives constitute the working papers of the organization from 1922 to the 1970s. They show in great detail how the BBC went about the task of making programmes, first for radio and later also for television. They detail the planning, production and content of these programmes, encompassing internal memoranda and minutes of meetings, financial records, correspondence with contributors, programmes records of various types, extensive press cuttings, audience reaction, concert programmes, publicity and publications. These detailed internal records are available for research from the beginning up to 1974.
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Associated Collection(s)
Cardif University (Prifysgol Caerdydd)Royal College of Music LondonMuseums, Libraries and Archives Council