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Hello, welcome to WikiProject BBC!

We cover all articles that are related to the BBC and over time we aim to make all BBC related articles among the best that Wikipedia has to offer. We always welcome new members to assist us with this task, and so if you would like to help us with this, please feel free to add your name to our list of members.

On 3 January 2007, the BBC Portal was opened for the first time by this project. It contains a selected article, picture and biography as well as news relating to the BBC and a selection of interesting facts. Please feel free to join in and maintain the portal, as it needs updating regularly to keep things fresh. To link the Portal on BBC related articles add {{Portal|BBC}}. For more information please see our Portal Maintenance page.


WikiProject BBC doesn't currently have its own guidelines. For content and style, the appropriate good and featured articles may be of help. In addition to the Manual of Style, editors may find the following resources useful:


Almost all BBC articles have been assessed, however there is still work to be completed: articles that have already been reviewed need to be monitored, so that ratings can be changed when necessary. By rating articles you can help us to identify which are only stub or start class and thus need improving, and also which are most important to the project. You can help to rate WikiProject BBC articles at the assessment page.

Current tasksEdit

Stub articlesEdit

A list of all BBC related articles that have been assessed as stubs can be found here. Please help the project by expanding and improving these articles. Also, please re-assess any articles that you no longer consider to be stub class.


Add images of idents and programmes whenever possible, respecting the requirements of Wikipedia's guideline on "Fair Use" of copyright images. For biographical articles it is preferred that freely available images are used if the subject is alive. Fair use images are used normally where the subject is deceased and no free images are available. Please bear in mind the 'Fair Use' guidelines when uploading images.

Requested BBC articlesEdit

Anyone wishing to request an article relating to the BBC should add a URL link which provides information relevant to the request or provide a brief explanation of what the requested article is about on the BBC WikiProject Requests.


There are over 5000 pages that have been identified as being under the scope of WikiProject BBC; they can all be seen in the sub-categories of Category:WikiProject BBC. Any page that is related to the BBC should become part of this project. This includes articles relating to:

  • BBC Television
  • BBC Programmes
  • BBC Radio
  • BBC Staff
  • BBC Online
  • BBC Publishing
  • BBC Music

If you think an article should be part of this project, simply go to the talk page and add the project template {{WikiProject BBC}}.

Featured contentEdit

These articles have been identified by the Wikipedia community as part of the Wikipedia:Featured articles and Wikipedia:Featured lists processes as being amongst the best Wikipedia has to offer. Please feel free to edit them to ensure that they maintain their current high standard. Our featured content includes:

The following are former featured articles. Please help to return them to the featured article standard:

Good articlesEdit

These articles have been identified as part of the Wikipedia:Good articles process as being of good quality, but have not yet reached the featured article criteria. Please help to ensure they continue to meet the good article criteria, and help make these featured articles. Some of our good articles are:

The following are former good articles. Please help to return them to the good article standard:


To display all subcategories click on the "►":
BBC(22 C, 63 P)
BBC-related lists(5 C, 89 P)
BBC divisions(1 C, 7 P)
BBC Education(1 C)
BBC events(5 C, 3 P)
BBC Film films(214 P)
BBC history(6 C, 19 P)
BBC music(6 C, 12 P)
BBC nations and regions(5 C, 22 P)
BBC New Media(36 P)
BBC people(14 C, 376 P)
BBC publications(2 C, 26 P)
BBC Radio(19 C, 34 P)
BBC Records(3 C, 1 P)
BBC science(2 C, 4 P)
BBC Television(10 C, 25 P)
UKTV(3 C, 18 P)
BBC World Service(3 C, 10 P)
BBC Worldwide(1 C, 22 P)
BBC stubs(3 C, 68 P)

Task forces and related WikiProjectsEdit

The following task forces and related projects may be of interest.

Project boxesEdit

WikiProject BBC has several templates created specifically for the project, and also navigational boxes to link BBC articles together. They can all be found at Wikipedia:WikiProject BBC/Templates.

Resources and external linksEdit

The following websites are all useful to help improve our articles. Please feel free to add any more you can think of.


Main tool page:
  • Reflinks - Edits bare references - adds title/dates etc. to bare references
  • Checklinks - Edit and repair external links
  • Dab solver - Quickly resolve ambiguous links.
  • Peer reviewer - Provides hints and suggestion to improving articles.