There are several reasons why a download option may not be available:
The programme has only just been published
If a programme has only recently become available, there may be delay with processing the various download files. This is most likely if the programme was broadcasted live or close to live (recently recorded) and the files could not be prepared in advance. Try checking again later.
Sometimes we cannot acquire the rights to allow a programme to be downloaded. Sports programmes and films are most likely to be streaming only.
Technical problems can cause a file not to be available. If you feel this is the case and not due to points listed above then please report it to us using the Report Issue button which is located below the playback window on the relevant BBC iPlayer programme page.
To see what programme download issues we are currently investigating, visit our Latest Programme Issues FAQ.