*** January 2019 ***
We're aware that some people are seeing a "Download Failed" message when trying to download a programme via BBC iPlayer Downloads on computers.
We're looking into this and we'll update this FAQ with any further information. In the meantime, we would recommend trying these steps:
Try following the steps in our Troubleshooting problems for Downloads on PC and Mac FAQ to see if this resolves the issue for you.
Sorry about that. Please take a second to tell us what's wrong with it.