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Can I obtain a video or CD of a BBC programme?

BBC copyright agreements only cover broadcasts. The rights for further distribution of programme recordings have to be negotiated as separate agreements. Therefore we can only provide a recording if it has been made commercially available. Further information on this topic.

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Can I watch a television programme again on the website?

Unfortunately none of the BBC's religious television programmes is available to view again on the website.

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Is The Convent series to be made available on DVD or will it be broadcast again?

There are currently no plans for this series to be made available on DVD. Please check the programme website for repeats:
The Convent

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Will the Miracles of Jesus series be available on DVD?

The Miracles of Jesus series is available on DVD from The Bible Society. Further information is available at

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Can I record a radio programme from the web to listen in my own time?

Unfortunately, due to copyright agreements, programmes can be listened to only as a live stream using RealPlayer. This means you cannot download the programme to listen to at a later stage.

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Why does use BCE and CE instead of BC and AD?

In line with modern practice uses BCE/CE (Before Common Era/Common Era) as a religiously neutral alternative to BC/AD. As the BBC is committed to impartiality it is appropriate that we use terms that do not offend or alienate non-Christians.

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I believe there is a factual inaccuracy on

We will look carefully at your comments and will get in touch with you if further clarification is required.

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I have suggested a location for the Muslim prayer calculator

Thank you for suggesting a town or city for the prayer calculator. We regularly add new locations upon request.

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My question is about Songs of Paise

Please check the Songs of Praise FAQ. If the answer can be found there, you will not receive a further email.

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My question is about Thought For The Day

If you are looking for today's script but it is not yet available, it will be added as soon as it has been received from the author. If there is a problem with the search function we will look into it and may email you for further details.

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My question is about Sunday Worship

If you would like further information about the music used in Sunday Worship you should be able to find this in the scripts. If you cannot find the information you are looking for please email

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I have found a technical problem on

Thank you for alerting us. The problem will be rectified withing 2 working days. If we need further clarification we will get in touch with you.

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I am having trouble getting audio to work

Audio clips and Listen Again links on use the RealMedia audio format. To listen to them you will need to have a program called RealPlayer installed on your computer. Find help with installing and using RealPlayer here.

Very occasionally one of our audio or video links will fail to work because of a temporary problem. If you have tried again two or three times, waiting a few minutes, and the audio or video still doesn't play, please contact us.

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