That’s what we said in our five-star BBC iPlayer review , and we stand by it. In the 12 years since BBC iPlayer began — wow, that makes us feel old — it has grown into one of the most popular ways to stream and catch up on shows in the UK — not surprising considering the wealth and quality of programming, not to mention the fact it’s completely free to use. BBC 4K iPlayer trials are also sporadically on the menu. Whether you’re a iPlayer loyal, only use it to catch up on Pointless or are a complete newb, here are our favourite tips, tricks and features to help you get the most from the service. Originally you could watch all iPlayer content without having an account, but now the service requires all viewers to sign up and log in to watch anything. Signing up for iPlayer gives you plenty of perks such as tailored recommendations, synced favourites lists and seamless playback across all your devices. You will be asked for your postcode when registering, although the BBC insists that’s for delivering relevant local information, and not for tracking whether or not you’ve paid your licence fee. But since September , that’s no longer the case. There are some exceptions for over 75s, the visually impaired and care home residents, which can be viewed here.
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Launched on 9 February as a replacement for BBC Choice , the service’s remit was to provide “innovative programming” to a target audience of viewers between 16 and 34 years old, leveraging technology as well as new talent. BBC Three had a unique 60 Seconds format for its news bulletins, adopted so that operation of the channel could be completely automated, without the complication of dealing with variable-length live news broadcasts.
Until March , the network broadcast on Freeview , digital cable , IPTV and Satellite television platforms, and was on-air from 7 pm to around 4 am each night to share terrestrial television bandwidth with CBBC. The TV channel ceased operations on 16 February , replaced by an online-only version.
Generally the expiry date for anything on iPlayer is 30 days. Most shows are available for streaming and downloading 30 days after its airing date.
By Flora Carr. The part series, starring Paul Mescal and Daisy Edgar-Jones as on-off couple Connell and Marianne , has broken records for BBC iPlayer, which recorded its best month ever in May with over million programme requests. Normal People received 54 million of those requests. He added that there definitely needs to be some time between the events of season one a potential second series.
There needs to be time. You can buy Conversations with Friends on Amazon now. Lenny [Abrahamson] is going to direct it and is across it as an executive producer. And Alice Birch and all of us at Element [Pictures]. That all being said, the show has since gone on to become a global phenomenon with Normal People viewing figures setting new records for BBC iPlayer — which might just tip the scales in favour of a second series. The first series stays largely faithful to the book, and ends where the book does — but for one exception.
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If you haven’t yet watched it, here’s what you need to know They live in a huge house in a beautiful location just outside Glasgow and want for nothing. When Kaya agrees to carry their baby, it feels like they were meant to meet, but was it really by chance?
It’s only been three weeks since this year’s Love Island finale yes, really but luckily the TV gods are back with a juicy new dating show to give us our daily dose of drama. BBC Three’s Heartbreak Holiday , which landed on iPlayer this week, follows ten singletons as they embark on the ‘summer a lifetime’ hopping between villas on the Greek islands. But there’s a twist: they’ve all very recently had their hearts broken. What could possibly go wrong?
First night vibes HeartbreakHoliday pic. Fans are already loving the new series, with one person sensationally claiming it was ‘more entertaining than Love Island ‘. Surely not?! Others have praised the show for its ‘diverse’ line-up of contestants, something which critics have accused its ITV2 counterpart of lacking in. Clever BBC bosses are keeping us hooked by dropping new episodes on iPlayer daily for a week, with juicy surprises waiting at every turn.
BBC heartbreak holiday remakes love island but with an actually diverse group of people.
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The first episode will introduce viewers to the ten aspiring makeup artists hoping to take the crown at the end. Meet the 10 talented make-up artists competing to be crowned Britain’s next make-up star. New episodes weekly. After meeting the ten hopefuls, the first challenge will see them helping sports fashion retailer JD, who are shooting their Christmas ad campaign.
BBC Three’s Heartbreak Holiday, which landed on iPlayer this week, follows ten singletons as they embark on the ‘summer a lifetime’ hopping.
Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson lifts the Premier League trophy. The fixtures for the Premier League season have been released and the opening weekend will see champions Liverpool host Championship winners Leeds United at Anfield. The Burnley vs. Manchester United and Manchester City vs. For the full season fixture list see premierleague. The Premier League season will kick off with matchday one on Saturday 12 September and the season will end on Sunday 23 May.
A total of matches will be played. The new season will be five weeks shorter than normal because of the late end of the campaign and the European Championships which are rescheduled for next summer.
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The story tracks the tender but complicated relationship of Marianne and Connell from the end of their school days in small-town west of Ireland to their undergraduate years at Trinity College, Dublin. Speaking ahead of the launch of the series, Daisy Edgar-Jones, who plays Marianne, spoke about the ‘enigma’ that is Marianne and Connell. As the book goes on, they grow up and change, but their interest in one another is undeniable.
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Would you like the opportunity to look around a potential date’s house? A new dating show giving singles the chance to look around their prospective date’s home is coming to BBC Three. Hot Property, hosted by YouTube star and singer Yung Filly, gives contestants a sneak peek into their potential boyfriend or girlfriend’s world. A spokesman for the show said: “Hot Property, BBC Three’s exciting new dating series, gives you the opportunity to snoop around your date’s home and get an insight into their life.
Will they have a killer dress-to-impress wardrobe? Will the contents of their fridge set your heart racing? Could your head be turned by chatting to their nearest and dearest?
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The drama follows three young women from basic training in combat magic into terrifying and thrilling early deployment. In this world, the traditional roles of gender and power are flipped, with women on the front lines fighting looming terrorist threats that are strikingly familiar to our world, but with supernatural tactics and weapons. The pilot was directed by Steven A. The series has been renewed for a 2nd Season.
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