Jan 272018
 

Looking for something to watch on the BBC iPlayer? Then I would really recommend that you watch The Storm That Saved a City.

On 15 January 1968, thousands of homes were damaged when 100-miles-an-hour winds tore through the central belt. Twenty people lost their lives amid devastating scenes. But the storm shook up Scotland’s biggest city in another way, too. It inspired a rethink about Glasgow’s tenements. For 100 years, the city had been destroying unfit houses for new ones – but it wasn’t solving the problem. It took the storm, a group of young architects and some strong-willed residents to save their city from the bulldozer. And it brought forward the transformation of Glasgow – from Britain’s biggest slum to the cultural capital of Europe.

I know this is a bit sad, but watching my, home City of Glasgow, turn into one of the best City’s in the world, had me in had me in tears! I am not joking, it really did!

Dec 312017
 

Just to remind everyone, that the 9 series of Great British Railway Journeys starts tomorrow (Monday 1st January 2018) on BBC 2 at 6:30pm!

On his first journey follows in the footsteps of the new monarch for the new century, King Edward VII, from the grand estates of Norfolk to a bivouac on Brownsea Island. In this first episode, Michael takes a pot shot at the sport of kings at a country estate, where the king dallied with his mistress. He learns the ropes aboard an Edwardian wherry on the Norfolk Broads and joins variety performers to tap dance on Cromer Pier. In Cambridge, he investigates the student days of the young Prince of Wales and the novelist EM Forster, author of Howard’s End.

Jul 122017
 

Yet another reason, why I love Freesat!  People will the latest set-top-boxes can now use the new ‘Watch from Start’ feature in the TV guide. The ‘Watch from Start’ allows you to restart live programmes on all BBC channels without waiting for the programme to end.

Freesat is the first TV platform to include the feature within the TV guide, and customers will notice a small icon next to the programme name, which, when selected from the menu, will begin the programme from the start.

So just another reason, why Freesat, is better than $ky!

Feb 172017
 

WOW! the BBC iPlayer has just got even better! Since it’s now allowing viewers to start watching a programme on one device and finish on another.

Right now it’s only available to viewers with YouView devices (which I have), but is but rolling out to other connected TV devices, including set-top boxes, streaming media devices and games consoles, over the coming weeks and months.

For more information check out www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/latestnews/2017/iplayer-performance-january and www.a516digital.com/2017/02/bbc-pins-and-pairs-iplayer.html.

Oct 242014
 

At long last the UK connected TV platform YouView has added the BBC’s Connected Red Button service. Which means that viewers will also be able to access an increased choice of video and streaming content across news, sport and weather by pressing the red button (on BBC SD channels only) on their YouView remote control while watching BBC TV channels.

Also means when major sporting and music events are running, the red button is also your window onto all the live streams that aren’t being broadcast on any of the BBC’s traditional channels.

Just wish it had been ready in time for the Glasgow 2014 Games! But hey, it’s here at long last! 🙂

Here are some screen dumps of the BBC’s Connected Red Button service.

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BBC connected red button - news
BBC connected red button - weather

More information can be found @ www.youview.com/news/2014/10/23/youview-adds-new-bbc-iplayer-and-bbc-connected-red-button-to-line-up/.

Oct 102014
 

Just to remind everyone in Scotland, that loves cycling to turn into BBC Scotland tonight at 7:30pm to watch “Danny MacAskill – Riding the Ridge”. It’s a documentary following Scottish cyclist Danny MacAskill as he attempts to capture his performance on and around the dramatic Black Cuillin mountain range on Skye, where he and his crew endured long treks and tricky terrain over the 10-day shoot.

If you don’t get BBC 1 Scotland. Everyone else in the UK can watch it on the BBC iPlayer at www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b04kntlk/danny-macaskill-riding-the-ridge.

Oct 082014
 

Got to love the BBC! Feeling a bit down this wet and cold Wednesday afternoon? Then I am sure, this music video will cheer you up!

BBC Music have remade The Beach Boys’ masterpiece ‘God Only Knows with the help of a few friends…

Sorry if you live outside of the UK… Have a feeling this video will only be available to people in the UK!

Dec 212013
 

Here is some information about a upcoming radio program on BBC Radio 4. It’s called “Right of Way: Cycling and the City” it will air from 9:00pm to 9:30pm on Wednesday 15th January 2014.

After 2013’s high-profile spate of cyclist deaths on London’s streets, Dr Kevin Fong evaluates the realities of travelling by bike on UK roads.

Sep 242013
 

So glad that the BBC iPlayer, now lets you download TV and radio programs. So busy right now downloading stuff to watch while flying out to flying to Cyprus tomorrow morning!

Just wish, I could take my 32″ TV with me to watch them! Oh well! Can’t have everything!

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