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The Trials Of Oscar Pistorius on iPlayer

The Trials Of Oscar Pistorius is coming to BBC iPlayer. The docu-series tells the story of the ‘Blade Runner’ – an international athlete who inspired millions with his determination and dedication until Valentine’s Day 2013, when he suddenly found himself at the centre of a murder investigation following the shooting of Reeva Steenkamp. The four-part […]

October 27, 2020By Nik Roseveare

BBC, BFI host British film season

BBC Film and the BFI have announced a new season of British films, beginning on BBC Two on October 24th with Daniel Kokotajlo’s Bafta-nominated Apostasy. ‘British Film Premiere: New Films from New Voices’ will present a new premiere every Saturday night through to December, celebrating a new wave of British filmmakers. Each film will be […]

October 22, 2020By Nik Roseveare

RuPaul’s Drag Race UK returning to BBC Three, iPlayer

The cast of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK will return to BBC Three this November in God Shave The Queens. Following on from the success of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK, BBC Three will drop the exclusive eight part boxset, i to BBC iPlayer. This mid-form, fly on the wall docu-series gives viewers a chance to reacquaint […]

October 14, 2020

McQueen’s Small Axe to premiere on BBC One, iPlayer

BBC One has announced that Mangrove, the first film from Steve McQueen’s Small Axe collection of films, will premiere on BBC One and iPlayer on November 15th. The five original films that make up the Small Axe collection by Academy Award, Bafta and Golden Globe-winning filmmaker, McQueen will air weekly on BBC One. The series […]

October 8, 2020By Nik Roseveare

BBC Red Button reprieve

The BBC has reviewed its decision to bring an end to its interactive Red Button TV text services. In November 2019, the Corporation said it planned to remove the text and data element of the service as a result of financial pressures and the significant technical effort and cost of retaining the service, which would […]

October 1, 2020By Colin Mann

Lance Armstrong doc on iPlayer

Lance, a two-part documentary about one of sport’s most controversial figures, Lance Armstrong, is now available on the BBC iPlayer, and will be broadcast on BBC Two at a later date. Acquired from ESPN, who earlier this year were responsible for Michael Jordan docu-series The Last Dance, the documentary covers Armstrong’s remarkable rise to the […]

September 21, 2020

iPlayer sees 4.8bn requests in 12 months

The BBC’s annual report, covering April 2019 – March 2020, shows the BBC remains the most used media organisation in the UK, with 41 million people per day on average using it last year. The 90 per cent of the UK population using the BBC each week rose to 94 per cent in March this […]

September 16, 2020

New DG ‘BBC has no inalienable right to exist’

Tim Davie, the BBC’s new director general, has said he doesn’t support any switch from the licence fee to a subscription model. In his first speech since taking over, Davie said “For the avoidance of doubt, I do not want a subscription BBC that serves the few. We could make a decent business out of […]

September 4, 2020

Battlestar Galactica coming to iPlayer

The BBC has acquired celebrated sci-fi series Battlestar Galactica from NBCUniversal Global Distribution and is bringing it to BBC iPlayer as a box set. Originally broadcast between 2004 and 2009, every episode of the acclaimed show will be available to watch on iPlayer from September 5th. The series will also begin being broadcast on BBC […]

August 27, 2020

BBC Director: “BBC One fuels iPlayer growth”

Speaking at the 2020 Virtual Edinburgh Television Festival, Charlotte Moore, Director of BBC Content, said: “2020 has been unprecedented, and while the pandemic has had a devastating impact on so many, it has also highlighted the power of television and the valuable role that BBC One plays in people’s lives. She continued: “BBC One has […]

August 25, 2020