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Box of Broadcasts (BoB)

More information and help with using BoB (Box of Broadcasts)

How to request a programme

BoB users can request up to 10 programmes a day.

​BoB records BBC1, BBC2, BBC4, Radio4, Radio4 Extra, ITV, Channel4, More4 and Channel5 programmes by default, so there is no need to request that BoB record programmes broadcast on these channels. 

To request a programme either select it from the guide and select Request programme

BoB request programme link screenshot

Then select the I'D LIKE TO WATCH THIS button. 

BoB screenshot of i'd like to watch this button


 Enter your keywords in the search bar, then click Request programme on the results page then the I'D LIKE TO WATCH THIS button.

The next page to open states when the programme will be available. You can only watch programmes in BoB after the broadcast date. BoB will email you when the programme is ready. Once recorded, you’ll find the programme in MyBoB.