BBC after home movies to tell the story of a family

BBC looking for individuals who have video footage of their family in their own family archives.

BBC logoI’ve had an email from the team over at Video2DVDTransfer, who are helping the BBC find personal archive video footage for use in a BBC2 documentary.

They write:

Help us help the BBC.

The BBC is looking for individuals and/or families who have charted their lives with a video camera – spanning decades and changing formats and technologies.

This is for a unique and fascinating BBC2 documentary that will hope to tell the story of a family by using their video archive.

Perhaps you know of a video enthusiast in your family who owns a camera and is prone to film big life events as well as the mundanity of day-to-day life? Whether it is filmed on Super 8, 16mm, VHS or digital, we are open to all formats.

You may have hundreds of hours of family archive sitting in your loft of you, your parents, cousins, siblings waiting to be pieced together – if this sounds like you or someone that you know, we would love to hear from you.

Contact us and we will pass on your details.


Video2DVDTransfer recently converted a 1987 primary school christmas play (starring yours truly in copious solo singing moments) from video to DVD and video file format. They did a great job of it, and carefully looked after my video tape and returned it with speed and care. You’re not going to see it though!

Author: Andrew Martin

Andrew Martin is a British author, family historian, tech nerd, AFOL, and host of The Family Histories Podcast.

One thought on “BBC after home movies to tell the story of a family”

  1. That is a cool idea! My family was never really in to video making, so there aren’t many around of me (good or bad thing?). I’ll be interested to see the end products.


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