Media Websites

Old BBC website pages

(May 2007)

MS
Mr-Stabby London London
The BBC website being one of the biggest in the world, of course it's going to miss a page or two occasionally and not update it or get rid of it.

Has anybody found any really old pages that really shouldn't be there any more?

I stumbled across this accidentally looking up the old BBC NI service.

www.bbc.co.uk/newsline
BH
BillyH Founding member London London
The BBC's Election '97 site is STILL online, ten years on:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/election97/frameset.htm

Dig that 90s HTML! Seemed then no website was complete without an animated GIF on every page. You can kinda see the problem with rendering the old BBC logo on a website, too, aliasing everywhere.

From a bit later, the Diana tribute site is also still there:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/politics97/diana/

As is the 'One year on' one from '98:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/static/diana_one_year_on/default.stm
ST
stevep
From Archive.org
:-(
A former member
THis si actully a good look at Fully booked! :

http://web.archive.org/web/19970428002851/http://www.bbc.co.uk/

23 days later

JM
JustMatt
The most email addresses ever?

http://web.archive.org/web/19970509131517/www0.bbc.co.uk/index/contact/email.html

9 days later

JO
Jonny Tyne Tees Look North (North East)
The 2W site seriously needs updating. Although the revolving cube banner looks quite nice, the 'cube' device was ditched years ago.
JA
Jamesypoo Anglia (East) Look East
I stumbled across this.
AN
Ant Central Reporting Scotland
Mr-Stabby posted:
The BBC website being one of the biggest in the world, of course it's going to miss a page or two occasionally and not update it or get rid of it.

Has anybody found any really old pages that really shouldn't be there any more?

I stumbled across this accidentally looking up the old BBC NI service.

www.bbc.co.uk/newsline

It looks like they've read your post. The link seems to have disappeared.
GO
gottago London London
This is the site of the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester which includes info on the radio station that was created for the games (was that generally a new station or did it just replace GMR for a few weeks?):
http://www.bbc.co.uk/manchester/2002/index.shtml

And I think this is the BBC's earliest Eurovision site (but don't quote me on that!) from 2003, the year we got nul points:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio2/eurovision/2003/

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