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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Exmoor atmosphere 6:30
BBC DESCRIPTION: Moorland: Exmoor, June, chaffinch, redpolls, distant cuckoo, cattle, sheep. 1979.
West Country market 1 6:35
BBC DESCRIPTION: General west country market atmosphere with speech. Under cover.
West Country market 2 6:29
BBC DESCRIPTION: General west country market atmosphere with speech. In the open.
West Country cattle auction 3:20
BBC DESCRIPTION: Auctioning cattle at west country market.
West Country pig auction 6:39
BBC DESCRIPTION: Auctioning pigs at west country market with general atmosphere.