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All about... how we archive television

On World Television Day, we dig into the nearly 90-year history of collecting and preserving TV programmes at the BFI National Archive, and the technical processes that go on behind the scenes.

By Lisa Kerrigan, Charles Fairall and others

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All about... videotape

By Mark Duguid, Charles Fairall and others

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All about... 16mm

By Patrick Russell, Dominic Simmons and others

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All about... nitrate film

By Bryony Dixon, Louise Allum and others

All about... nitrate film