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Can I watch a television programme again on the website?

Yes, if you live in the UK some programmes will be available to watch again using BBC iPlayer.

You can also check the complete Religion programme listings for repeats and further information, such as contributor names.

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Can I obtain a video or CD of a BBC programme?

BBC copyright agreements only cover broadcasts. The rights for further distribution of programme recordings have to be negotiated as separate agreements. Therefore we can only provide a recording if it has been made commercially available.

BBC programmes and other material are stocked by a wide range of retailers. Some recordings are available for for educational/non-theatrical use. Further information on transcripts, recordings and reuse of BBC programmes.

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Will Around the World in 80 Faiths be available on DVD?

There are no plans to release this series on DVD. However, you can watch the rituals again on the programme website here: Locations page.

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Will The Convent be available on DVD or will it be broadcast again?

There are no plans to release this series on DVD. Please check the Religion programme listings for repeats.

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Will An Island Parish be available on DVD or will it be broadcast again?

There are no plans to release this series on DVD. Please check the programme website for repeats: An Island Parish.

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Will the Miracles of Jesus series be available on DVD?

The Miracles of Jesus series is available on DVD from The Bible Society. Further information is available at

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My question is about The Passion

The series will be available on DVD at a later date. For more information please visit the About the Drama page.

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Can I record a radio programme from the web to listen in my own time?

Unfortunately, due to copyright agreements, the Radio iPlayer does not allow recording. You can listen to most programmes for seven days after broadcast.

We are working on making available online the full archives of some programmes, such as In Our Time, where copyright agreements allow it.

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Why does use BCE and CE instead of BC and AD?

In line with modern practice uses BCE/CE (Before Common Era/Common Era) as a religiously neutral alternative to BC/AD. As the BBC is committed to impartiality it is appropriate that we use terms that do not offend or alienate non-Christians.

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I believe there is a factual inaccuracy on

We will look carefully at your comments and will get in touch with you if further clarification is required.

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I have suggested a location for the Muslim prayer calculator

Thank you for suggesting a town or city for the prayer calculator. We regularly add new locations upon request.

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My question is about Songs of Paise

Please check the Songs of Praise FAQ. If the answer can be found there, you will not receive a further email.

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My question is about Thought For The Day

If you are looking for today's script but it is not yet available, it will be added as soon as it has been received from the author. If there is a problem with the search function we will look into it and may email you for further details.

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My question is about Sunday Worship

If you would like transcripts, or further information about the music used in Sunday Worship, you should be able to find them on the Sunday Worship programme site. If you cannot find the information you are looking for, please email

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I have found a technical problem on

Thank you for alerting us. The problem will be rectified withing 2 working days. If we need further clarification we will get in touch with you.

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I am having trouble getting audio to work

Please visit the iPlayer help pages.

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How do I cite content from

As with other encyclopaedias (for example Encyclopædia Britannica), does not publish the names of authors except where an article is opinionated. Here is a suggested format for citing content from the website:

"title of article" from BBC Religion & Ethics,

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How can I tune into Radio 4 LW (Daily Service) on my DAB radio?

Find help with tuning your DAB digital radio here.

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The newsletter is no longer published. Please check the Religion and Ethics homepages for all the latest news and features.

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