You can now get over 450 archive programmes on BBC iPlayer

The BBC has opened up a new category on its iPlayer service – and we reckon it’s going to eat up a fair amount of your time!

It’s called From The Archive, and the Beeb is adding to it over 450 programmes from – yes! – its archives, dating back to 1946.

Here’s the official text from the announcement…

From the Archive will include a wide range of programmes from 1946 to present day. It will feature footage which hasn’t been shown since first broadcast, including collections such as the Great War Interviews, a series of interviews with World War One veterans and civilians filmed in the 1960s. Until now, many of these programmes were only available to watch on the BBC’s website. Today’s launch brings them to viewers on computers, the BBC iPlayer mobile and tablet apps and on connected TVs.

BBC documentary strands including Horizon, Storyville and Imagine will be available, alongside popular classics and programmes from legendary BBC stars including Parkinson, Frost, Attenborough and Wogan. It will also include interviews from sport icons and artists such as Muhammad Ali, Alex Higgins, Henry Moore and Salvador Dali to profiles on historical figures such Martin Luther King, Orson Welles and Paul Getty, ‘From the Archive’ will have something for everyone to enjoy.

The new category is live right now. Happy exploring!