Is there some predictable way to find out several weeks ahead of time when Radio 4's News Quiz is scheduled? [more inside]
posted by Diablevert
on Jan 30, 2014 -
We (the royal we) have been watching Wild China
recently. It's a 6 part nature documentary that's also a bit of a travelogue. What we like about it--they go to a place not usually covered by Public TV nature docs and mix in explorations of the human culture there as well as geographic and biological subjects. What else is like this? What should we watch next? [more inside]
posted by Potomac Avenue
on Jan 16, 2014 -
My daughter loves the BBC Kids show The Lingo Show, in which bugs from different countries teach a little bit of their language. She's only seen bits and pieces on YouTube. Is there any legitimate way I can get her full episodes of the show?
posted by musofire
on Dec 4, 2013 -
Every year I look forward to BBC Radio's Christmas music specials (especially choral concerts), including the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols on Christmas Eve. In 2005 the Beeb broadcast a concert called 'Carols by Candlelight' by the Chapter House Choir that was delightful.
And so every year, I scan the schedules of the various BBC Radio services to see what I can find, but I invariably miss something or other (I'm in the US, btw).
For all you radioheads in the UK: is there an all-in-one place to go that has a complete list of that kind of thing?
posted by DandyRandy
on Nov 20, 2013 -
I'm trying to identify a BBC Radio 4 documentary I heard within the last week or two. It was about a French woman who creates experiences to communicate science and technology ideas. Examples included building a chair that shook and moved as a simulation of a rocket launch, and trying to reproduce the sound of walking and driving on moon dust. It ended with a friend of hers at NASA reading a recommendation letter to support her application to become an astronaut. [more inside]
posted by metaBugs
on Sep 15, 2013 -
I'm trying to rebuild a mix tape made for me by a London friend around 1989-1990. One track I'm having trouble finding started out with "Are you sitting comfortably? [Good.] Then I'll begin," which is a sample from the BBC's "Listen with Mother
" radio series (click on the second old time radio for a clip, starts at the :16sec mark). After that it had a very deep man's voice saying "Welcome," over and over again while the music ramped up behind it. I always thought the man sounded like Worf
, from ST: TNG. Any leads?
posted by cocoagirl
on Sep 12, 2013 -
I've heard this
audio track on many BBC documentaries over the past few months, including multiple unconnected Panorama episodes and most recently on Britain's Favourite Supermarket Foods.
It seems an audio engineer is crushing on this track quite heavily, and now my brain is demanding to hear the whole thing and will replay it for me ad nauseam until it does. I've tried running it through SoundHound and Shazam to no avail, so I figure it might be from a production audio library instead of an actual song.
Does anyone know the title and composer of this piece, and more to the point, where I might obtain a copy?
posted by NordyneDefenceDynamics
on Aug 1, 2013 -
I am trying to locate a MeFi link from perhaps a year ago to a cancelled or unaired ITV/BBC pilot from the 1980s, and none of my MeFi/google/youTube searches in the past hour has unearthed it. Please help! [more inside]
posted by dickyvibe
on Jul 18, 2013 -
I am looking for a good replacement for a dearly-departed Spanish language news podcast, BBC Mundo Radio. [more inside]
posted by jph
on Jun 27, 2013 -
I'm looking for a clip of a man claiming to channel aliens from a BBC-style talk show I am pretty sure I saw here on Metafilter. [more inside]
posted by StopMakingSense
on Jun 19, 2013 -
I'm looking for a reliable, easy to setup service to use iplayer and 4oD in the U.S. [more inside]
posted by madajb
on May 8, 2013 -
Hello, if you are familiar with the BBC - specifically, with its Work Experience programs - I'd love to hear your thoughts on a few questions. [more inside]
posted by estlin
on Apr 5, 2013 -
In Sherlock, and in Midsomer Murders, there's a night-time sound which I presume is either a recording of, or meant to be some kind of night bird. What is it? [more inside]
posted by nonspecialist
on Feb 24, 2013 -
I'm an American who loves British television but am tired of discovering shows only after they have finished. Is there a UK-centric equivalent of The A.V. Club
—i.e., a site that covers currently airing British television series?
posted by kaisemic
on Feb 3, 2013 -
According to this story in the Guardian,
a BBC documentary about the London riots has been banned by a judge in England. However, the judgement also forbids revealing the judge's name, place or sitting, or more importantly, reasons for the banning. Can you help me find a leak of the judgement or any additional information, as I would like to know why it has been banned.
posted by Jehan
on Jul 17, 2012 -
What is the background music in the intro to the BBC's coverage of this year's British GP Qualifying? (Please, no spoilers!) [more inside]
posted by clorox
on Jul 7, 2012 -
I'm starting to learn Italian. Can you give me any tips and/or resources that helped you learn Italian? Preferably online/free; examples inside. Also, please give me fun Italian pop! [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock
on Mar 12, 2012 -
So I've been watching 1970's Doctor Who on the BBC iPlayer. The Tom Baker section lists stories available on the iPlayer as 1,2,3,4,5,9,10,12,13,14 (this is nothing to do with any other story numbering). Is there a trick to getting the missing numbers (6,7,8,11), or did they just err? And does anyone know if there is more classic Who likely to be added in the future?
posted by jjderooy
on Feb 2, 2012 -
What is the name of the piano piece towards the end of Sherlock's A Scandal in Belgravia?
(spoilers inside, to describe the piece I'm talking about) [more inside]
posted by titantoppler
on Jan 8, 2012 -
What is this piece of music in the BBC Four Program "Shock and Awe: The Story of Electricity"? [more inside]
posted by katyggls
on Dec 26, 2011 -
Help me identify a children's fantasy story! It was a radio drama (possibly based on a book, possibly airing on the BBC) that I listened to when I was young. Details inside... [more inside]
posted by Cantdosleepy
on Sep 20, 2011 -
The FFP about Alex and Liam in Walmart reminded me of an old BBC TV show I have been trying to find for years. Do you know what it is? [more inside]
posted by fshgrl
on Aug 4, 2011 -
I'm finding the BBC Radio 1980s dramatization of The Lord of the Rings
to be a very satisfying soundtrack for exercising... but I'm already almost halfway through it... [more inside]
posted by nanojath
on Jun 7, 2011 -
On Christmas Eve 1944, the BBC Home Service broadcast a program called 'A Poet's Christmas', featuring new poetry and music. Among the musical items was Michael Tippett's carol 'The Weeping Babe' (setting poetry of Edith Sitwell), which the BBC commissioned for the broadcast. I am trying to find out what else was broadcast as part of this program. [more inside]
posted by impluvium
on Mar 26, 2011 -
Where is the best place to download or stream bbc radio 1 essential mixes well after the air date? [more inside]
posted by MechEng
on Mar 7, 2011 -
How can I force the Ajax/jQuery style pages on the BBC website to update on the user end? [more inside]
posted by proj
on Feb 23, 2011 -
I desperately want to write for Doctor Who - not the show, but the tie-in novels and audiobooks. Do I have a snowball's chance? [more inside]
posted by jbickers
on Feb 11, 2011 -
The FPP about 'Connections' made me think of another documentary series that I remember from the late 70s... but only vaguely. Can you identify this program? [more inside]
posted by sevenyearlurk
on Dec 9, 2010 -
Looking for Radio Humbug: On every major holiday, but most especially Christmas, I'm annoyed that the radio broadcasts I habitually listen to--mostly NPR, BBC world service--are overtaken by special holiday content, which is usually religious and sappy. Can anyone recommend a radio station to listen to on internet stream on these holidays (talk, not music) that will present news, interviews, documentaries and the like? I could do podcasts, but I much prefer live streaming. Necessarily in English. Most any sort of content or geographic focus would be of interest, so long as there's no shouting, minimal or no religion, no political extremism.
posted by Corvid
on Dec 6, 2010 -
How to identify the music used to close today's 15 Nov. program The Strand on BBC World Service. I've searched the BBC Website(s) but failed to find it.
posted by NorthCoastCafe
on Nov 15, 2010 -
I'm looking for the logos of every international, national and regional/local BBC Radio station in sizes more than 600px x 600px
posted by nam3d
on Sep 14, 2010 -
Does a higher-resolution version of this recent Dalek/Doctor Who poster exist? [more inside]
posted by ripley_
on Jul 19, 2010 -