Frequently Asked Questions

On this page, we address some of the more common queries from readers.

I can’t find what I’m looking for

The site front page and the various sub-section menu pages report the most recently added content. We feel it’s important to let visitors know about new content.

However, we know many of our visitors want a different view of our content. To that end, we have created an intelligent search facility that allows users to view content by category.

Categories available include:

  • Broadcaster/Channel.
    • For example:
      • BBC -> BBC One.
      • BBC -> BBC Two.
      • ITV plc -> ITV.
      • ITV plc -> ITV Anglia.
  • Broadcast Area.
    • For example:
      • UK: National.
      • UK: Northern Ireland.
      • UK: Scotland.
      • UK: Wales.
  • On-Screen Presentation Category.
    • For example:
      • Break Bumper.
      • Ident.
      • Programme Menu Graphic.
  • On-Screen Presentation Package.
    • For example:
      • BBC One: Christmas 1980.
      • BBC One: March 2002 – October 2006.
  • On-Air Talent.
    • Find video material featuring a particular announcer, voiceover artist or presenter.
  • Programme Genre.
    • Children’s.
    • Comedy.
    • Factual.
    • News.
  • Titles.
    • Find video material relating to specific programme.
  • Decade.
    • Find video material broadcast in a specific decade.

Will material from the old site appear on Rewind?

Over time, yes. The vast majority of material that was represented in stills form on the old site will appear on Rewind but in video format.

I submitted a comment and it didn’t appear

Comments go through a moderation process before they are published on the online site. Delays of a few hours are common.

If a comment is off topic, rude, offensive or deemed to add no value to the editorial content, it will not be published.

I’ve spotted a typo/factual inaccuracy

We’re happy to correct any such errors. You can inform us about the issue via our contact form.