Why are some programmes not available on iPlayer?

Some programmes will appear after a brief delay, so if they're normally available, please check again later. This delay is more common with programmes which were broadcast live.

If the programme does not appear and you can't find it in search, it's likely that we don't have the online rights.

Due to the cost involved, we can't acquire the rights for every programme we broadcast, and certain programmes are more likely to be affected. These are often programmes involving sports clips, movies, musical performances, overseas or older programming and other areas that have complex copyright and performance issues.

For some programmes, we are only able to acquire the streaming rights, therefore not all programmes will be available to download.

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