BBC sound effects 1940–86
In 2018, the BBC made freely available for non-commercial use around 16,000 of its sound effects recordings. A few hundred come from known locations around the UK, and most of those have been presented here in a sound map. All recordings © BBC.
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Newbury racecourse 2:16
BBC DESCRIPTION: Newbury Race Course, tote background with customers placing bets and tote bell. Flat racing.
Sandhurst parade ground 0:24
BBC DESCRIPTION: Platoon marches past, left to right on parade ground, without spoken command. Recorded at Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst. NB platoon = 24 men.
M4 motorway Slough 4:39
BBC DESCRIPTION: Busy motorway, traffic passing with occasional pause. M4, Slough, Feb 1977.