BBC Programme Information

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It would be good if you typed in the name of a BBC TV or radio programme that information on the programme (episodes, links to iplayer, broadcast time and channel) would be displayed as an instant answer.
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With regards to an information source, each BBC programme has a unique code. Shaun Keveney for example would link through to http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0072l9k whereas Have I Got News For You would be http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006mkw3 and inside science would appear as http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b036f7w2 <- this show is also available as a podcast so a link to download that could be included in the instant answer.
• posted 4 years and 10 months ago Live

TopHattedCoder
The Programmes API doesn't support querying for a specific programme by title as far as I'm aware, buy I found an API including BBC support, as well as some others.
posted by TopHattedCoder Community Leader4 years and 10 months ago Link
zac
Please see @tophattedcoder 's response (programme title isn't support) but we do have BBC schedules as an instant answer already! :D

https://duckduckgo.com/?q=what%27s+on+bb...

https://duckduckgo.com/?q=what%27s+on+bb...

https://duckduckgo.com/?q=what%27s+on+bb...
posted by zac Staff4 years and 10 months ago Link
anonymous
I have to admit that I am not a developer so I'm not really sure what is/is not achievable unfortunately - it was just an idea.

I do really like the schedules feature...I didn't realise that it would do radio until now. I tried what's on bbc 6music (which is how most people/presenters seem to refer to it as) yesterday and it didn't return an instant answer, turns out it has to be bbc radio 6 music.

As an additional thought, if possible, it would be good to type in a query like "when is BBC horizon next on" and the query returns upcoming episodes and maybe the few which are on iplayer. Again, this relies on the possibility of course.
posted by <hidden> • 4 years and 10 months ago Link