Why can't I access this podcast?

The BBC podcast you are trying to access is not available to users outside the UK.

Podcast series which are only available in the UK are clearly marked in the BBC Podcast Directory:

Many other BBC podcasts are available, and you can find them all at bbc.co.uk/podcasts.

If you are seeing this page, it is because your computer appears to reside outside of the UK, according to its 'IP address'. There are a number of sites freely available on the internet where you can check your IP address and location, such as http://whatismyipaddress.com

Why are some podcasts UK only?

Some BBC podcasts are only available to users in the UK. This is generally due to rights agreements which prevent us from making the content available internationally. Find out more here.

I'm in the UK and I still can't access UK only podcasts!

If you are based in the UK there are some common reasons why you would still not be able to access UK only podcasts:

Your internet service provider (ISP) supplies your connection through a "proxy" server based outside the UK.

If this is the case, you computer would have an international IP address and would appear to be overseas, even if you are a UK customer. If you think this might be the case, we suggest that you contact your ISP for more advice.

You are using a computer at work which has an overseas IP address.

If you are trying to access this BBC podcast whilst at work, it is possible that your computer has an overseas IP address. This is because some companies channel their internet access through an international office, or a supplier outside the UK. If this is the case, please consult the IT staff at your place of work for more advice.

You are using an internet browser on a mobile phone (or other mobile device)

If you are attempting to access a BBC podcast page via an internet browser on a mobile phone (or other mobile device), you may be prevented for reasons similar to those outlined above. If so, we recommend that you consult your mobile network for more help.

You are using software that is hiding your real IP address

If you are attempting to access a BBC podcast page using a toolbar accelerator or any anonymous web browsing tool your actual IP address may be hidden and you could appear to be outside the UK. If this is the case try disabling the anonymous browsing functionality or uninstalling the toolbar.