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About us

BBC Active started as part of BBC Schools Radio in 1929. Along with the Radio Times, it is the oldest BBC publishing department and was originally set up to produce simple teachers' notes to support the use of radio programmes in the classroom.

It now publishes an extensive range of interactive resources based on BBC content, which support teaching and learning in primary and secondary schools, adult language learning and English language learning. In 2005 a joint venture was formed with Pearson to further develop these resources.