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Digital is at the heart of BBC Music - from live and on-demand music programmes in BBC iPlayer and BBC iPlayer Radio to personal and curated playlists in BBC Music Playlister - bbc.co.uk/music brings the BBC’s music content together in one place that fans can enjoy whenever and wherever they are.
The powerful story of a soldier from Salford who fought in the First World War will be brought to life in a series of special performances on 17 and 18 October with players from the BBC Philharmonic and Salford Symphony Orchestra at IWM North, part of Imperial War Museums.
The Apprentice returns on Tuesday 14 October 2014 at 9pm on BBC One and BBC One HD for a tenth series, as Lord Sugar and his advisors, Nick Hewer and Karren Brady, put a new group of candidates through the toughest business test going - with a twist right from the start. Upping the ante this year, Lord Sugar will be testing the business know-how of not 16 but 20 potential business partners in the battle for his investment.
Audiences are now able to enjoy their favourite BBC TV and radio programmes on BBC iPlayer and BBC iPlayer Radio for 30 days.
A short animation from BBC Wales, featuring a performance by Michael Sheen of Dylan Thomas’s poem The Hunchback in the Park, will be available exclusively on BBC iPlayer on National Poetry Day (Thursday 2 October).
One of the biggest rock bands on the planet, Foo Fighters are taking BBC Four viewers on an exploration of America’s musical identity this October, with the UK’s first exclusive broadcast of the band’s epic Sonic Highways series.
Ahead of the new series of BBC One’s Our Girl, a 10-minute recap of last year’s single drama is now available on BBC iPlayer. The recap covers the events of the RTS-nominated drama where viewers can see why East End girl Molly Dawes, played by Lacey Turner, took her destiny into her own hands and joined the British Army as a medic.
Frankie Boyle will take centre stage this September in a one-off comedy event, Frankie Boyle’s Referendum Autopsy, made exclusively for BBC iPlayer by Zeppotron, an Endemol company.
Viewers and fans of Strictly will get front row seats at the Red Carpet event of the year, thanks to a special programme made exclusively for BBC iPlayer and BBC Red Button.
There were 231 million requests in July , with live sport captivating the nation. As the World Cup drew to a close, all three of the final matches made it into the top 20 most requested TV programmes, with the Germany v Brazil match generating 1.2 million requests, once again boosting live requests to 15% of the total for TV - on a par with July last year.
This September, BBC iPlayer will be the place to go to get a style fix from London Fashion Week in a collection of three exclusive programmes.
The BBC has today announced Doctor Who Extra - a brand-new series, exclusively on BBC iPlayer. Doctor Who Extra is much more than a ‘making of’ show, as we follow Peter Capaldi every step of the way throughout the creation of his first season as the Doctor.
The culture, costumes and colour of one of the UK’s oldest and most spectacular street festivals is being brought to life for listeners of BBC Radio Leeds from Monday 18 August, when the station broadcasts a special line-up of news, features and guests in the run-up to the climax of the Leeds West Indian Carnival on Monday 25 August.
With the Glasgow Commonwealth Games currently under way, BBC Sport today announced record digital traffic driven by the major sporting events of the summer so far, including the World Cup, Wimbledon, British Grand Prix and The Open.
Kayvan Novak, Ashley Walters, Aisling Bea, Josh Widdicombe and Katy Wix among cast in BBC Three Comedy Feeds
This July sees the launch of nine brand-new comedy pilots exclusively on BBC iPlayer, with a cast including Kayvan Novak, Ashley Walters, Aisling Bea, Josh Widdicombe and Katy Wix. The pilots will be available on iPlayer from 20 July.
People Just Do Nothing will be the first BBC iPlayer-originated comedy ever to premiere in full on iPlayer before being broadcast.
The 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil (12 June-13 July) promises to be a spectacular feast of football and the BBC will deliver audiences every moment of this long-awaited tournament across television, radio and digital platforms – the first 24/7 World Cup.
BBC Sport will deliver the first 24/7 World Cup from Brazil, bringing audiences enhanced live coverage, every single goal, expert analysis, breaking news, exclusive online content and interactive features – all available across any device, at any time.
In 2014 the BBC Proms, the world’s largest broadcast classical music festival, will continue its mission to make the best classical music available to everyone, with more Proms content available to listen to online for longer than ever before across PC, mobile and tablet.
BBC Three will for the first time make all episodes of a new series available on BBC iPlayer ahead of its linear transmission. All six episodes of Jonah From Tonga, the new series from the writer and star of Summer Heights High and Ja'mie: Private School Girl, will be made available on BBC iPlayer from Friday 2 May for 48 hours.
As part of its World War One Season the BBC has today announced a new commission exclusively for BBC iPlayer, called WW1 UNCUT. The collection will see 12 episodes launch in total, starting from the 10 April and throughout spring 2014.
The BBC Executive today issued the following statement regarding the BBC Trust's approval of the 30-day catch-up window for BBC iPlayer.
Today Tony Hall unveiled a brand-new vision for BBC Arts putting the public in the front row of British culture.
The inimitable Sherlock Holmes has helped BBC iPlayer to a record number of programme requests in January 2014 - the biggest month ever for BBC iPlayer with over 315 million TV and Radio requests, breaking the 300 million barrier for the first time.
BBC iPlayer saw a record three billion programme requests in 2013 – up 33 per cent on 2012, with 2.2bn requests for BBC TV shows and 800m BBC radio requests across all platforms.
BBC Sport will deliver the most complete digital coverage of the Winter Olympic Games to date, bringing audiences all the action, news, analysis and highlights from Sochi 2014 wherever they are, on whichever device they want.
The Voice UK is a hugely interactive format, and the first two series saw high levels of audience engagement across the various different platforms. Series 2 alone saw 55 million YouTube views of series clips, 600k app downloads and two million tweets across the series.
In January 2014, The Voice UK returns to BBC One for a third series. With new coaches Kylie Minogue and Ricky Wilson joining will.i.am and Sir Tom Jones, this year’s show is set to deliver more entertainment, world-class vocal talent and unmissable action. And to ensure audiences don’t miss out on any of the excitement, wherever they are, the BBC is launching a free The Voice UK app for fans with iOS and Android mobile devices.
Many Happy Returns has been viewed over 1.5 million times across BBC iPlayer and BBC Red Button with millions more watching on YouTube. The mini-episode was an early Christmas treat for viewers and fans in the lead-up to the much-anticipated third series of Sherlock.
BBC has today announced that the new series of CBBC’s award-winning comedy drama series 4 O’Clock Club will premiere on BBC iPlayer. Fans will be able to watch the show a week before it’s aired on CBBC, starting from episode two on 26 December and continuing throughout the series.
The BBC today announces a star-studded line-up for the fifth series of BBC One’s thought-provoking and acclaimed Daytime drama Moving On. To celebrate its return, the series will also premiere, in its entirety, on BBC iPlayer.
BBC Director of Television Danny Cohen today announces a new BBC role, Controller of BBC iPlayer.
Digital will play a central role in the BBC’s World War One centenary coverage, bringing together the BBC’s TV and Radio programming, news and features alongside exclusive, in-depth and interactive online content.
BBC introduces new digital music product, BBC Playlister, partnering with Spotify, YouTube and Deezer
The BBC today announced BBC Playlister, a new digital music product that will transform people’s relationship with music from the Corporation.
BBC Director-General Tony Hall outlined his vision for the future of the BBC today. In his first major speech since returning to the Corporation in April, Hall said he will create a BBC that is more simply run, with a renewed commitment to producing world-class programming.
The BBC today unveiled its vision for the next generation BBC iPlayer, evolving its popular video on-demand service for audiences in the future. The new service will see it move from a broadcast TV catch-up service to the BBC’s primary digital entertainment destination.
BBC Four’s flagship documentary series Storyville today announced it will, for the first-time, premiere three of its documentaries on BBC iPlayer ahead of being broadcast on the channel.
The countdown starts here as the BBC reveals its plans to take over TV and radio to mark the Doctor’s 50th anniversary.
The second series of critically acclaimed BBC Three comedy Bad Education, written by and starring Jack Whitehall, returned to the channel last night to an overnight audience of 832k (4.6 per cent share – up from 4.3 per cent last series).
Strictly Come Dancing 2013 will return this autumn with a spectacular red carpet extravaganza to launch the series, and for the first time viewers and fans of the Saturday night show will get to go behind the scenes at the event thanks to a special programme made exclusively for BBC iPlayer and BBC Red Button.
Northgate Comprehensive is closing down. In just a few hours, school will be out, forever. Corridors and classrooms lie abandoned. The playground has an apocalyptic air. Pupils roam rabid, conspiring in their own unintelligible interpretations of the English language.
Comedy short written by and starring Meera Syal, with Ayesha Dharker and Dave Lamb.
What would happen if actress and impressionist Morgana Robinson was given her very own TV Channel?
Why do we buy what we buy? Jacques Peretti investigates what keeps us hooked on spending and confronts some of the men behind the bestselling products and sales strategies that get inside our head.
Starring Reece Shearsmith and Sally Phillips, set in 1930s Austria.
Comedy short starring Micky Flanagan and Kerry Godliman.
An alternative nature documentary, following the life and struggles of wild wolves as they attempt to hunt down a herd of Elk.
In the second of this three-part series, Jacques reveals how fear remains one of the most powerful drivers of our spending.
In the final instalment of this three-part series, Jacques Peretti reveals how the lessons learned from selling to children were used to make childlike consumers of us all.
Shocked by the lies and deceit, Dot demands an explanation from her family.
It’s Phil and Sharon’s wedding and secrets and lies come to a head…
It’s time for Kat to go home - but where is home now?
Phil’s stag-do promises to be eventful as both Jay and Shirley have surprises in store for him.
Phil is delivered a bombshell.
As London Fashion Week closes its doors, Daisy Lowe takes us on journey through the catwalk trends of Spring Summer 2015.
Phil returns from hospital and is horrified to discover that Ronnie and Charlie are an item.
Sound systems arrived in Britain with the first wave of Jamaican immigration in the Fifties and Sixties, providing a link to 'home' as well as the backdrop and the soundtrack to the social life of black Britain.
Peter and Lauren are worried when they discover they are being followed.
Frankie Boyle will take centre stage this September in a one-off comedy event, Frankie Boyle’s Referendum Autopsy.
Charlie panics when he realises Nick is back - why has he returned?
Linda encourages Dean to open up about his feelings - but the consequences are devastating.
When World War One broke out, the airplane was just 10 years old. Planes were crude and some in the military couldn't see any significant use for them - but a few visionaries realised they might play a role in gathering information.
Alfie stumbles across an alternative way out of his mess, but how desperate is he?
Linda looks for comfort from her friends, but telling the truth proves harder than she feared.
A fire engulfs the Moon’s home and Alfie puts his life on the line to save his family.
Shirley tries to sabotage Sharon and Phil’s special day – but will she succeed?
Ever wondered what really goes on behind the scenes at London Fashion Week?
It’s time for the bride and groom to wed – but will they make it down the aisle?
In this iPlayer exclusive, renowned poet and writer, Benjamin Zephaniah gets a sneak preview and takes us on a personal tour of the new blockbuster exhibition at Tate Britain, showcasing one of the great names in British Art.
Charlie and Ronnie reveal some home truths to each other - can their relationship take the strain?
Who’s to blame for World War One? You decide, as an unhinged Kaiser Bill, a supercilious George V and a cocky Gavrilo Princip all feature - among others - in WW1 Uncut’s own highly distinctive take on one of the most complicated questions in modern history.
Misunderstandings, fallacies and falsehoods are all part of the lexicon of war. Dan Snow tackles some of World War One’s most persistent myths: misconceptions about the war that continue to obscure the reality.
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