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  • Message 1. Posted by mmmeganrrr (U14347494) on Saturday, 20th February 2010 permalink

    I know there are certain restrictions as to what BBC can keep online etc etc etc, but i feel that particularly educational programmes should be kept on in case the general public need to view them.
    I'm looking to find out more about bipolar disorder and it appears that Stephen Fry: The Secret Life of a Manic Depressive is not on iPlayer. Many of my friends have recommended I watch it and it's getting on my nerves that BBC haven't chosen to put this on iPlayer, ARGH!

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  • Message 2. Posted by EggOnAStilt (U7111730) on Saturday, 20th February 2010 permalink

    I seem to remember Mr Fry very publicly voicing his opposition to iPlayer, maybe there's the root of your problem.
    www.pocket-lint.com/...

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  • Message 3. Posted by Guv-nor (U7476305) on Saturday, 20th February 2010 permalink

    Oh what a smiley - pirate Mr Fry is.

    Fry revealed how he "breaches" the iPlayer's copy protection by transferring material from his home computer to his Apple iPhone.
    I have tried to overlook his Apple obsession but promoting such naughtiness makes me smiley - blue.

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  • Message 4. Posted by Onslow The Cat (U13672446) on Saturday, 20th February 2010 permalink

    in case the general public need to view them


    There are alternatives like reading a book on the subject. You never know it might be more informative than Mr Fry! TV programmes can also be over-rated....

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    smiley - blackcat

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  • Message 5. Posted by Nathan G (U14126616) on Sunday, 21st February 2010 permalink

    It mostly comes down to licensing but where they own the license (no idea for this specific program) they should make it available to watch online or buy on DVD to do neither seems a rather pointless loss of revenue.

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  • Message 6. Posted by Onslow The Cat (U13672446) on Sunday, 21st February 2010 permalink

    I imagine it will definitely be a copyright issue. SF was going through his *I hate iPlayer* stage at the time.

    This is probably about as good as it gets on the subject within the BBC web site.

    www.bbc.co.uk/health...

    It might appear at the BBC shop in due course, but don't hold your breath for too long!

    www.bbcshop.com/icat...

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