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English and Creative Writing: TV & media

A library guide to support students studying English and Creative Writing.

Find audio and video recordings

There are various resources to find audio and video material via the University Library.

You can these the search box below to find DVDs, CDs and selected streaming audio via Summon. Our physical DVD collection is on Floor 2 in the rolling shelves and there are music CDs on Floor 5 in the Music Library. 

Since August 2017, we have access to Box of Broadcasts, see the separate box below for further details.

Box of Broadcasts

Box of Broadcasts (also known as BoB) is an archive of free-to-air TV and radio programmes available to you through the University of Huddersfield Library subscription.  You can choose to watch previously recorded programmes, request future programmes and save lists of programmes for your learning, teaching or research.

Click on the tabs above for a series of instructional videos to take you through the basics of using Box of Broadcasts.

                                               Box of Broadcasts promotion poster

Click on this link to go direct to BoB. You can also access it from the A-Z list of electronic resources, and find BoB under the letter B.

You will be prompted to log in with your University login and password. The first time you access BoB, it will ask you to register your university email address (undergraduates and postgraduate taught students = You will need to confirm your address by checking your email and clicking on the link provided.


Here's a useful video from Learning on Demand who run Box of Broadcasts.


This short video shows you how to request TV and radio programmes to be recorded.

Box of Broadcasts provides extensive help on their website:

Frequently asked questions

How to use BoB videos

If you have any further questions, contact your Subject Librarian at the Help Centre on Floor 4 of the Library or email and we will be happy to help.

Student watching video on phone

Other online video/ audio

  • YouTube channel: the most well-known search engine for videos. Good for interviews with practitioners, writers, performers, musicians, directors as well as rehearsal and behind-the-scenes footage.
  • Vimeo: platform for film-makers, designers and artists to display their work.
  • UbuWeb: independent resource dedicated to all strains of the avant-garde, ethnopoetics, and outsider arts. (not just videos, includes poetry, journalism and creative writing)

Podcasts / radio shows

  • TheatreVoice: Interviews and journalism about British Theatre.