How do I find programmes?

Here's how you can find on-demand programmes on BBC Sounds.
 

BBC Sounds website

  • Search
    If you know what the programme is called, try searching for it using the search bar in the top right-hand corner.

    Top of BBC Sounds homepage with search bar highlighted
     
  • Schedules
    Find the programme you're looking for by searching by date and time of broadcast on the station’s schedule. Head to the Schedules page or click on Schedules > at the top right corner of the BBC Sounds homepage.

    BBC Sounds homepage with Schedules and Stations links highlighted

  • Category
    Have a look for any type of programme that suits your mood from the Categories menu part-way down the homepage. Click All categories at the top right corner of the section to search by music or speech programmes, then by over 40 subcategories.

    Categories section on BBC Sounds website
     


BBC Sounds app for mobiles and tablets

  • Search
    If you know what the programme is called, try searching for it using the search icon in the bottom right-hand corner.
     
  • Schedules
    Find the programme you're looking for by searching by date and time of broadcast on the station’s schedule. Tap See All Stations & Schedules on the homepage and choose a station to see its schedule.

    Screenshots highlighting the search and schedule icons on the Sounds app homescreen
     
  • Category
    Have a look for a Drama, Comedy, Pop & Chart, or Science & Technology programme, or any type of programme that suits your mood from the Categories menu part-way down the homepage.

    Screenshot of the Categories menu on the BBC Sounds app homepage
     

BBC Sounds app for TVs

  • Search
    If you know what the programme is called, try searching for it using the search icon in the menu on the left-hand side:

    Menu on the left-hand side of the BBC Sounds app on TV
     
  • Category
    Have a look for a Drama, Comedy, Pop & Chart, or Science & Technology programme, or any type of programme that suits your mood from the Categories menu part-way down the homepage.

    Categories menu on the homepage of the BBC Sounds app on TV showing the True Crime category
     

My Sounds

You can also use My Sounds to find on-demand programmes. My Sounds is your personal space in BBC Sounds where you can subscribe to programmes and podcasts you enjoy and bookmark episodes so that you can listen to them later. Find out more about My Sounds in the What is My Sounds and how do I use it? page.
 

Looking for live streams? Check the How do I listen live? page to find out how to play live radio on BBC Sounds.