BBC app gets in the festive spirit

BBC Worldwide Australia is offering free festive content on its BBC iPlayer App from midnight tonight until midnight 25th December (Boxing Day morning).

The free content includes Christmas specials from Only Fools and Horses and Absolutely Fabulous plus Christmas offerings from The Nativity and Jamie Oliver’s The Naked Chef – The Christmas Party. At midnight the app will debut with Black Adder’s Christmas Carol.

The App and content will be available for no charge and without having to sign for subscriptions, normally $9.49 a month or $89.99 annually.

Matthew Littleford, General Manager for Global iPlayer said: “For those not familiar with the great BBC content available on the App, the festive offering is the perfect way to trial the service and get a good flavour of the quality and breadth of programmes it provides.”

The app launched with classic and current British shows, specially curated collections, the BBC’s music archive and allows subscribers both to stream and download shows for offline viewing for when Wi-Fi or 3G connectivity is unavailable.

The complete list of free content in the festive promotion is as follows:

1. Black Adder’s Christmas Carol
2. The Borrowers
3. Maid Marian and her Merry Men: Xmas 1993
4. Miss Marple – They Do It With Mirrors
5. Ballamory: Xmas 2003 The Snowflake Fairy
6. Chef! Xmas 1993
7. Tikkabilla: Xmas 2004
8. The Naked Chef: Christmas Party 2001
9. Dickens: Great Expectations 1999
10. Jam & Jerusalem: Xmas 2007
11. Britain’s Royal Weddings
12. Stig of the Dump
13. Little Lord Fauntleroy
14. The Snow Queen
15. Horrible Histories
16. Only Fools and Horses 1986 Xmas special
17. Rick Stein’s Food Heroes: Xmas 2005
18. Robbie the Reindeer: Hooves Of Fire
19. All Creatures Great and Small series 2 Merry Gentlemen
20. Dickens: Bleak House
21. The Nativity (4 parts)
22. Legend of Robin Hood
23. Only Fools and Horses Xmas special 1996
24. CBeebies Panto 2009
25. Charlie and Lola Xmas 2006

The global BBC iPlayer App is available to download for free at


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