Contacting us about this site

General enquiries:

For general enquiries or further information about this site, please contact us at:


We will try to reply to your enquiry as soon as possible, though this might take longer at weekends and outside University term-times.

For enquiries to the source archives please contact:

University of Sussex Special Collections
Phone: +44(0) 1273 482349
The Keep
Woollards Way, Brighton, BN1 9BP
United Kingdom

BBC History and Heritage
BBC Written Archives Centre
Peppard Road, Caversham Park, Reading, RG4 8TZ
United Kingdom

Alexandra Palace Television Society Collection
Phone: +44 (0) 1332 729358 or mobile (0)7791 780882
35 Breedon Hill Road
Derby, Derbyshire, DE23 6TH
United Kingdom

The British Entertainment History Project (BEHP)
Phone: +44 (0) 20 7654 3210
373-377 Clapham Road
London, SW9 9BT
United Kingdom

Urgent enquiries:

If you want to contact us because you have a concern about material featured on this site – for example:

  • You have seen material for which you believe you are a rights owner and have not given permission for its use;
  • You believe there is some other infringement of copyright-protected material or Intellectual Property (IP);
  • You believe there is a case of defamation, plagiarism, breach of confidence or data protection, or material that presents a security risk or a risk to an individual’s safety,

please contact us by email at:

When contact us, please state the following:

  • Your own contact details including name, postal address and email address
  • The exact and full URL where you found the material
  • A statement confirming that you are the rights owner or are authorised to act for the rights owner and appropriate proof to support this statement
  • The reason you are requesting the removal of the material from Connected Histories of the BBC.

If we receive such a communication, a ‘take-down’ policy will be invoked as follows:

1) The University of Sussex Library will acknowledge receipt of your complaint by email within 3 working days.

2) On receipt, the Library will temporarily remove the item whilst we make an assessment. If this initial assessment finds that the complaint is invalid then the complainant will be contacted and the material will continue to be available on Connected Histories of the BBC.

3) If the initial assessment finds the complaint plausible, then the material will be permanently removed from Connected Histories.

  • If possible, the Library will then contact the contributor who initially made the material available to Connected Histories of the BBC (e.g. the BBC) and notify them that a complaint has been received. They will be asked to comment on the complaint and provide a response.
  • The complainant and the contributor will be encouraged to resolve the issue swiftly and amicably and to the satisfaction of both parties, with the following possible outcomes:
    1. The material is restored to Connected Histories of the BBC unchanged
    2. The material is restored to Connected Histories of the BBC with changes agreed by all interested parties
    3. The material is permanently removed from Connected Histories of the BBC for an agreed period of time or, in exceptional circumstances, permanently. In some cases a metadata record may remain in the background data.
  • If the contributor and the complainant are unable to agree a solution, the matter will be escalated to the Library Leadership Team and the Librarian will take the decision to either overrule the complainant and reinstate the material on Connected Histories of the BBC or will uphold the complainant and permanently remove the material. This may take some time, if it is necessary to seek legal advice to resolve the complaint.

All decisions made by library staff will be recorded and kept in line with retention records in an online drive with restricted access.

The complainant will be offered one level of appeal to the Chair of the University Research Governance Committee.

April 2022