Fed up with the way that BBC Radio 4’s “listen again” documentaries increasingly vanish after just a few days online? Remember how we were once promised that the entire BBC archives would be made freely available online for non-commercial use, instead of languishing unheard in dusty vaults?

While we wait, the Radio Archive is a handy place for speech-radio and…

“deals primarily with content from the British Broadcasting Corporation”

…which means it’s not overrun with U.S. talk-radio or vintage-radio fans posting 23,457 episodes of The Shadow.

Although it would of course be very naughty to use it, and you definitely shouldn’t investigate /cough/ bittorrent clients and how to open up a port on your router. And most certainly don’t do this.