BoB – Catch up TV

Box of Broadcasts (BoB) is an online TV catch up service. It allows all staff and students to record and watch back programmes from over 75 free-to-air channels, as well as search through an archive of over 2.2 million past Freeview broadcasts dating back to the 1970s.

  • Create your own playlists, clips and clip compilations.
  • Search programme transcripts and subtitles.
  • Embed content in VLEs and share on social media.
  • One-click citation for easy academic referencing.
  • Available on all devices.
  • BBC One, BBC Two, BBC Four, ITV, Channel 4, Film4 and more.
  • 10 foreign language channels: Italian, French and German.
  • BBC Shakespeare Archive content dating back to the 1950s.

Access BoB from:

Logging in

How do I log into BoB?


How do I record a programme on BoB?

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Other frequently asked questions

All other questions about BoB are answered here.