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Food History Lifestyle Music. Accessible alternative formats Audio Described Signed. Regions Northern Ireland Scotland Wales. Start Watching David Olusoga - Coming to England. Historian David Olusoga reads Coming to England. Dermot O'Leary reads the story of Cyril, a cloud in search of companionship and happiness. Dame Kristin Scott Thomas reads the beautiful story of water's journey around the world. Annie Price - Along Came a Different.
Annie Price reads a fun story about how being different can bring us together. Joe Wicks reads tonight's bedtime story about a monster searching for the perfect present. Helen George reads a Bedtime Story about a cat that has a special chair. Will Young discovers what makes each and every family different from the next.
Playing with Daddy and Papa can be so much fun! Join Will Young for a Bedtime Story. Arthur Darvill - In the Darkness of Night. Join Arthur Darvill for a Bedtime Story about being friends. Rob Delaney reads and signs tonight's story about ten cuddly friends trying to go to bed. Radzi Chinyanganya reads a Bedtime Story about how the world can be a much brighter place.
Sharon D Clarke reads a biographical tale of Ella Fitzgerald's rise to stardom. Natalie Dormer - Jill and the Dragon. Natalie Dormer reads a story about a big dragon with a big problem: how to impress a king? On your marks, get set, GO! Maureen Lipman - Grandma's House. Justin Fletcher - My Family is a Zoo. Justin Fletcher reads a story about a fun journey with a very unusual family. Nihal Arthanayake reads Tinysaurus by Sheryl Webster. Adil Ray reads Whatever Next!
Bella is having a very bad day and everything is going wrong. Read by Ben Bailey Smith. David Hasselhoff - Jack's Tractor.The new service will see audio content taken out of the existing BBC iPlayer and instead offered as part of a separate service on desktop and mobile. The service seeks to highlight select snippets from BBC output, including associated video content. An iPhone app is to be launched soon - however apps for other devices, such as Google's Android, are not yet ready.
The iPhone app also features a built-in alarm clock. The BBC's Daniel Danker, general manager for programmes and on-demand, blamed complications with Flash for the delay in the Android app, but added that discussions are ongoing to resolve the problems. Mr Danker said other mobile platforms, such as Windows Phone and Blackberry, were not having apps developed yet - but users on these operating systems can still access iPlayer Radio within the web browser.
The new app will mean users will need to download separate iPlayer apps in order to access either television or radio content. Mr Danker said this was necessary in order to create apps tailored specifically to type of content being consumed.
The service will incorporate video material as well as social media content from DJs and programme teams. However, neither the desktop nor mobile service offer the ability to watch content without an internet connection. Radioplayer is an initiative backed by the BBC and commercial broadcasters which attempts to give a consistent look and feel to listening to radio content on the web.
James Cridland, managing director for Media UKand radio futurologist, told the BBC he did not believe the two services would conflict. They've been available for a couple of years. Radioplayer figures 'encouraging'. UK radio pushes online listening. There are currently no plans to offer the app to international listeners. More on this story. Published 1 June Published 31 March Published 18 October As we head into winter and the days get shorter, sometimes all you want to do is spend your evenings wrapped in a blanket in front of a gripping drama, a chuckle-worthy sitcom or an insightful docuseries.
Luckily, BBC iPlayer is full of entertaining content to see you through the colder months, from binge-worthy classics like Line of Duty and Striketo newer dramas Life and Us.
With the series showcasing some of the best untapped talent across the UK, Little Mix: The Search is the perfect weekend watch. It follows a family as they embark on the holiday of a lifetime across six countries in just three weeks. But drama sets in when Connie Reeves asks her husband Douglas Hollander for a divorce during the holiday, while insisting that they continue with the holiday for the sake of their son, leading to all sorts of cringe-worthy moments and tense arguments.
Watch Us on iPlayer. Whitehouse is the expert, patiently teaching the art to Mortimer, who is charged with finding the pair places to stay and cooking them up some heart-healthy food, with both of them having recently been diagnosed with heart problems. Although ostensibly about fishing, the series is as much about friendship and companionship, and is an endlessly heartwarming watch.
Following the end of the third series in Septembera fourth run was commissioned almost instantly — a testament to the success of the show. Starring the likes of Eve Hewson as Anna WetherellHimesh Patel, and Eva Green as a scheming brothel madam, the show features a dazzling backdrop and several standout performances, all available to watch on BBC iPlayer.
Starring Lee Mack, Semi-Detached is a real-time sitcom which follows hapless father and wedding DJ Stuart Mack as he struggles to look after a newborn and tries to salvage his relationship with much younger girlfriend April Ellie White whilst dealing with his moody teenage daughter, inappropriate Dad and fraudulent brother.
This cutting sketch show, starring the best of Black British talent, has just begun its third outing on BBC Three, lampooning concepts such as the Nigerian prince that no one emails back whilst broaching serious topics such as postcode wars through silly comedy. The drama, which is a spin-off of Freeform show The Fosters, follows adopted sisters Callie Mitchell and Mariana Ramirez as they relocate to Los Angeles to begin the next phase of their lives. Starring Samantha Morton as 18th century brothel madam Margaret Wells, the series centres around a rival between two bordellos in London, the women running them and their upper-class clients.
Originating from an online comedy short, the sitcom follows the titular Mandy, a chain-smoking woman with a dream of breeding Doberman Pinchers, as she attempts to sort out her life, make some money and get a job.
A star-studded cast including the likes of Jodie Comer, Martin Freeman and Imelda Staunton all provided updated versions of some of the classics, while there were even a couple of brand new monologues thrown in into the bargain.
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American drama Fort Salem is a new addition to iPlayer, focusing on three witches — played by Taylor Hickson, Jessica Sutton and Ashley Nicole Williams — who are enlisted in the US army in an alternative version of present day USA in which persecution of witches ended years ago.
As the three train up in combat magic they fight a dangerous foe in the Spree, a group who are opposed to the military conscription of witches. This classic superhero drama recently arrived on BBC iPlayer for new viewers to become obsessed with, and fans to revisit, 10 years after the series ended. Heroes, which aired on NBC from untilfollows a group of ordinary people who discover they possess superhuman abilities and subsequently team up to prevent catastrophic events from occurring in the future.
This revealing three-part documentary looks back on how media mogul Rupert Murdoch built his press empire, the close relationship he and Rebecca Brooks had with Tony Blair government and his fall from grace following the New of the World hacking scandal in Irish comedy The Young Offenders is back for a third season of slapstick scheming and heartwarming moments.
Starring Alex Murphy and Chris Walley as inseparable petty criminals Conor and Jock, season three explores fatherhood, heists and hilarious hijinks. With its star-studded cast — Rose Byrne, Uzo Aduba, Tracey Ullman, Elizabeth Banks, Margot Martindale — and true story, Mrs America is a compelling watch, featuring a complexly stunning performance from Blanchett as the pastel-clad anti-heroine. One of the latest series produced during lockdown, Staged stars Michael Sheen and David Tennant as exaggerated versions of themselves, attempting to rehearse a play over Zoom amid the coronavirus chaos.
This explosive drama from playright Mike Bartlett stars national treasure Suranne Jones as a GP Gemma Foster who begins to suspect her husband of 14 years is having an affair. Starring Danish actor Claes Bang in the titular role supported by Dolly Wells as witty Sister Agatha and an excellent John Heffernan, this revamp ire is a sharp and sometimes gory three-parter, with an undeniable Moffat-Gatiss tone. Viewers have been enraptured by the tumultuous relationship between Marianne Daisy Edgar-Jones and Connell Paul Mescaltwo university students living in Dublin.Saoirse Ronan \u0026 Timothée Chalamet Joke About Pronouncing 'Timothée Chalamet'
All episodes are available to stream right now, which is quite fortunate as it makes for perfect binge watch material. Academy Award winner Taika Waititi Jojo Rabbit and Jemaine Clement Flight of the Conchords adapt their excellent mockumentary film into an equally strong television series. The action shifts from New Zealand to New York City, where four vampires have lived as room mates for hundreds of years.
The first season debuted last year to very strong reviews, praising the absurd comedy and ensemble cast that includes Matt Berry Year of the Rabbit and Kayvan Novak Four Lions.
Watch on BBC iPlayer. A series that needs no introduction, Killing Eve has become a global sensation in its short time on the air.
Psychotic assassin Villanelle Jodie Comer and MI5 agent Eve Sandra Oh are caught in a deadly game of cat and mouse in this sharp, witty and gruesome thriller. The first season, written by Fleabag scribe Pheobe Waller-Bridge, earned rave reviews from critics and fans alike. The iconic spy drama has made its return to BBC iPlayer and will be followed by a number of other classic shows in the coming weeks. Following the staff at British intelligence agency MI:5 as they attempt to counter threats to the public, the series received high praise throughout its original run.
You can catch up with all the latest episodes on BBC iPlayer, as well as revisit older adventures from the era of Russell T Davies and Steven Moffat with every episode of modern Who available to stream.Fans of BBC radio will be able to download programmes for seven days after broadcast in changes being made to the iPlayer announced today. Currently, people are only able to listen to BBC radio content as audio streams for up to seven days after the original broadcast.
The change, expected to be available next year and to bring radio in line with TV, would mean that people can download the material for seven days after broadcast.
They will also have 30 days to store it before opening and, once opened, seven days to listen. The changes are being made to iPlayer Radio to give licence fee payers "greater choice" and to help retain younger listeners. In the past decade, total UK radio listening hours for all audiences has fallen and the decline is particularly stark for year-olds. The average time year-olds spend listening to BBC radio has declined by But there has also been more demand to access content on mobile devices such as smartphones.
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Midfielder Townsend, 29, has made regular appearances on Talksport but Hodgson says he is not in favour of the move. Hodgson said: "I think it's too early.
The year-old added: "It's something he wants to do. He's certainly intelligent enough and sensible enough to manage it, but I wouldn't have encouraged him to take it on. He's probably in a good stage at the moment in certain aspects of his game, which he works hard on, and I see them improving.
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Explore the BBC. From go-karts to Formula One.The service is available on a wide range of devices, including mobile phones and tablets, personal computers, and smart televisions.
BBC Redux was developed as a proof of concept for a cross-platform, Flash Video -based streaming system. The BBC state on their website that this is due to copyright reasons.
The marketing slogan was later changed to "Making the unmissable, unmissable". In May the site was updated again, to include a recommendations feature and a "social makeover".
The feature was added to the search function and the channels function. When users click on a programme by another broadcaster, they are redirected to the relevant broadcaster's catch up service either the ITV HubAll 4 or My5. From Octoberthe BBC extended the programme availability for programmes on iPlayer from 7 days to 30 days. However, due to legal reasons, most news bulletins are only available for 24 hours after initial broadcast with the exception of World Business ReportBusiness LiveVictoria DerbyshireDaily PoliticsPolitics EuropeSunday Politics and Newsnight.
Specific applications for mobile platforms were launched in February These were initially for iOS and Android devices, where the launch would have the biggest impact. The original iPlayer service was launched in Octoberundergoing a five-month trial by five thousand broadband users until 28 February The iPlayer received the approval of the BBC Trust on 30 Apriland an open beta for Windows XP and Windows Server was launched at midnight on 27 Julywhere it was announced that only a fixed number of people would be able to sign up for the service, with a controlled increase in users over the summer.
The open beta incorporated a media playeran electronic programme guide EPG and specially designed download clientand allowed the download of BBC Television content by computers assigned to a United Kingdom-based IP addressfor use up to thirty days after broadcast. However, it was available only to users of Windows XP.
This was a controversial decision by the BBC, which led to a petition against the decision being posted on 10 Downing Street 's e-petition website. The response from the Government was:.
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The BBC Trust made it a condition of approval for the BBC's on-demand services that the iPlayer is available to users of a range of operating systems, and has given a commitment that it will ensure that the BBC meets this demand as soon as possible. They will measure the BBC's progress on this every six months and publish the findings. On 16 Octoberthe BBC announced a strategic relationship with Adobethat would bring a limited, streaming-only version of the iPlayer to Mac and Linux users, and Windows users who cannot or do not wish to use the iPlayer download service, such as Windows 9x users.
Since JanuaryiPlayer has supported Mozilla Firefox under the Microsoft Windows platform for downloading content.Sometimes you wonder if the BBC was born a Catholic. Despite its Protestant work ethic, as an institution it loves nothing more than rolling around in guilt, picking apart its past misdemeanours, promising to do better. Actually, maybe not a Catholic: more a dramatic teenager. The BBC has its game face — stoic, slightly sullen, ain't-done-nuffink-wrong-honest — but it collapses into histrionic remorse as soon as anyone takes it to task, points out that, actually, mistakes were made and it was the BBC that made them.
Another teenage quality: the BBC loves talking about itself. On Wednesday night, to mark our national broadcaster's 90th birthday actually on 18 OctoberThe Moral Maze discussed "Auntie" urgh and, especially, the licence fee. The licence fee, as a topic, is not exactly enthralling — it's like the euro, it's a constant subject matter for discussion, yet nobody finds it interesting — and despite the efforts of the panel Michael Portillo, Clare Short, Anne McElvoy and Matthew Taylor it remained determinedly dull.
The most salient point was a small one, from Robin Aitken, who pointed out that there is a BBC view of the world which comes from it being staffed by people who are all alike. They are lovely, but they are cloistered; protected from the vulgar, angry, ruthless world of the private sector. Which might go some way to explain why the BBC had no idea about the revolting activities of Jimmy Savile.
It just couldn't imagine that anyone would behave in so cruel a way. Especially not a powerful entertainer, one that drew so many people to his programmes. In hindsight, Jim'll Fix It seems like his horrible "seduction" technique writ large: all-powerful Savile fixing it for kids to do something they'd never been able to do — dance with the Royal Ballet, meet a pop star, have a ride in a Rolls-Royce — and, afterwards, exacting his price.
They owed him, didn't they? He wanted to know whether the BBC stopped its Newsnight investigation into Savile's abuse of young girls because of the programme's timing, rather than its supposed inability to back up its claims.
The Newsnight revelations would have come out around the same time as two BBC Christmas programmes which were due to praise Savile to high heaven. He was amazing, a terrier with a dirt-covered stick, and Patten flailed. Radio 1's regular Monday night documentary, Radio 1's Storiesis always worth checking out, and this week's, Keeping Mum, centred on young adult carers: to year-olds who are looking after one or more members of their families. As Pippa, a young carer herself, said: "If we all downed tools and said, 'No, we're not doing it any more', the council and the government would be in a hell of a mess.
Pippa hosted the show, aided by Radio 1's Greg James, who kept things bubbling along nicely. He was Now, he feels like he can overcome anything: coming second in The X Factor was a blip.
Touching stories and strong opinions. Teenagers may be dramatic, but they have a tendency to tell the truth when they're allowed. As Newsnight very nearly discovered. The Observer Radio. Miranda Sawyer.