Broadcatching in the UK
April 13, 2005 4:45 AM   Subscribe

Tonight on BBC2 is "The Apprentice" which i've been following for several weeks (the one with Alan Sugar not Donald Trump). Unfortunately I'm at a dinner party and will therefore have to miss it. Given that I don't own a video recorder/player it looks like I'm going to have to get hold of the divx torrent of it. Unfortunately most of the example sites for "broadcatching" seem to have only American TV. My question is: Any recommendations on sites/feeds or advice in general for trying to get this working?
posted by ralawrence to Computers & Internet (14 answers total)
uknova will have a torrent, though registrations are probably closed at the moment due to the site's popularity.
posted by chill at 4:47 AM on April 13, 2005

If someone can tell me how to get it OUT of my Sky+ box, I'll gladly encode it and send it to you...
posted by mattr at 5:01 AM on April 13, 2005

Just tried and you're right. Additionally all bugmenot username/password combinations don't work :(
posted by ralawrence at 5:02 AM on April 13, 2005

Sorry to rain on the parade here, but getting copies of TV programs via BitTorrent is against the law in the UK. You might not think it should be, but that's the way it is.
posted by humuhumu at 5:03 AM on April 13, 2005

Only the uploading part. Throttle your bandwith to 0 and you're fine. It's not theft, remember, and you're not handling stolen goods.
posted by bonaldi at 5:14 AM on April 13, 2005

Google Search is good for this stuff.
I searched for "apprentice uk filetype:torrent"
Saira out!
posted by seanyboy at 5:18 AM on April 13, 2005

I've just realised that the show is repeated on Saturday at 11pm on BBC2.

humuhumu - ralawrence probably didn't know that. I think you may have just helped him avoid breaking the law. Well done!
posted by chill at 5:20 AM on April 13, 2005

Iso Hunt search results for Apprentice UK. If it's not there yet, it'll be there soon.
posted by furtive at 5:35 AM on April 13, 2005

Damn you furtive with your better "best answer".
posted by seanyboy at 6:19 AM on April 13, 2005

AFAIK you can't get anything out of a SKY+ box without capturing it & re-digitising. Encryption, see.
posted by blag at 7:32 AM on April 13, 2005

Yotoshi is also a handy resource (you need to get past a capcha gateway--otherwise I'd link directly to the search results).
posted by adamrice at 8:50 AM on April 13, 2005 has been posting The Apprentice UK regularly.
posted by jimmy at 12:31 PM on April 13, 2005

seanyboy, that really wasn't cool spoiling it like that... now all the suspense is out for me, although I'll probably still watch it.
posted by gyc at 8:02 PM on April 13, 2005

FYI Seanyboy didn't spoil it- he posted that before the episode aired. I think he was expressing a preference. Watch with your suspense intact.
posted by cushie at 6:50 AM on April 14, 2005

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