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Radio and Television

The Danish National Radio and TV Archive is located and curated by the State and University Library. The collection goes back to the mid-1980s and covers the following channels:

Access to the collection

You can acces radio and tv programmes from December 2005 and onwards in Mediestream which gives access to the library's digital collections. Everybody has full access to the radio- and tv-collection through Mediestream, if they show up at either the State and University Library, the Royal Library or the Danish Film Institute and use one of their public computers. Educational institutions in Denmark can buy a licence to Mediestream and thus provide their researchers and students with full online access to the contents of Mediestream.

You can borrow a copy of a programme om DVD for research and study related purposes if you can document a need for it. As a rule, we do not make copies on DVD of radio and tv programmes which are already available in Mediestream, but if you can document a specific research or study-related purpose, we can make an exception. Borrow a programme.

Please note, that you have to register as user at the State and University Library in order to borrow radio and tv programmes.

We have more than 70,000 VHS-tapes in our collection so in order to find the programme you would like to borrow, we need you to help us by providing us with information about when the programme was broadcasted.

find a programme

You can get help here:

  • DR Programme- and technical service: Telefon: +45 3520 3520
  • Listener and viewer service TV 2: +45 6591 9191
  • Infomedia: you can search in summeries of radio- and tv news programmes from the following channels: DR P1 and P4 Radioavisen, DR P3 Nyhederne, DR Update, DR1 TV-Avisen, DR2 Deadline, TV 2 News Finans og TV 2 Nyhederne
  • Mediestream

Please notice the rules for use of television and radio programmes (in Danish).

Printed programme GUIDES and press material

The printed material can only be used in the State and University Library's reading room. Send an e-mail to if you would like to order programme summaries, etc.


  • DR programme summaries from 1964 up to and including 2005
  • DR press releases from 1965 up to and including 2005
  • TV 2 programme summaries from 1988 up to and including 2005
  • TV 2 press releases from 1988 up to and including 2005


  • DR programme summaries from 1964 up to and including 2005
  • DR press releases from 1965 up to and including 2005

Radio news manuscripts

  • DR radio news manuscripts from April 1937 to 30 September 2006 (except 1940–1)

Online radio and tv

Watch selected recent programmes online:

See clips from DR Archives

  • Bonanza (expiry)

Viewer numbers