Films across all art forms: from performing to performance, from music to electronic media, from physical to spiritual, from visual arts to photography, fashion and later included philosophy and religion, gastronomy, history and politics and psychology. More than 5000 films, international in scope.
The BBC Sound Effects Archive is available for personal, educational or research purposes.
There are over 33,000 clips from across the world from the past 100 years. These include clips made by the BBC Radiophonic workshop, recordings from the Blitz in London, special effects made for BBC TV and Radio productions, as well as 15,000 recordings from the Natural History Unit archive.
You can also make and share your own mixes and soundscapes using the ‘mixer mode’ function.