The BBC's services in the UK

We provide a wide range of programmes, content and services for audiences across the UK on television, radio and digitally

Pan-UK television services

  • BBC OneOn BBC One you'll find news and current affairs, drama, comedy and entertainment programmes
  • BBC TwoFactual programmes are at the heart of BBC Two, including arts, history, science and human interest documentaries
  • BBC ThreeBBC Three is never afraid to try new things, broadcasting comedy, entertainment, and docs
  • BBC FourBBC Four provides an ambitious range of innovative, high quality programming that is intellectually and culturally enriching, taking an expert and in-depth approach to a wide range of subjects
  • CBBCOur channel for 6-12 year olds in search of drama, entertainment, factual, comedy, animation and news
  • CBeebiesOur youngest audience get active play, creativity and imagination from CBeebies, on-air and online
  • BBC NewsThe UK's most-watched news channel airs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and features correspondents from across the world
  • BBC ParliamentThe UK's only channel dedicated to politics, showing debates and committees from across the UK

BBC television

In 2017/18 80% of UK adults watched BBC Television each week (2017/18)

BBC One was named Channel of the Year by the Royal Television Society in 2018

BBC Three’s This Country won best scripted comedy at the 2018 Bafta television awards - one of the 17 awards which the BBC won.

The National Television Award’s Impact Award went to Blue Planet II

BBC News’s Nawal Al-Maghafi was named Young Talent of the Year at the RTS Journalism Awards

Access services

We provide subtitles on all programme content broadcast on BBC One, BBC Two (including national and regional variants), BBC Four, BBC News, CBBC and CBeebies and on BBC Three long-form programming. Audio description is available on 20% of our programmes on BBC One, BBC Two, BBC Four, CBBC and CBeebies and longform programmes on BBC Three. In-vision signing is provided on 5% of our channel output.

Network radio

  • BBC Radio 1We broadcast a distinctive mix of new music and entertainment for 15-29 year olds plus news, documentaries and advice for young adults
  • BBC Radio 1Xtra1Xtra is a digital station that plays contemporary Hip Hop and RnB with a strong emphasis on new and live music. The digital station blends the best black music with entertainment, documentaries and news for 15-24 year olds
  • BBC Radio 2Thirteen million of you listen to us broadcast a distinctive mix music and speech programmes covering a mix of live pop and rock concerts, comedy, documentaries and religious output, as well as running social action campaigns like the 500 Words short story writing competition
  • BBC Radio 3The home of our arts and cultural broadcasting, BBC Radio 3 is best known for its classical music output, but also makes programmes dedicated to jazz and world music as well as a number of speech programmes, documentaries and drama
  • BBC Radio 4BBC Radio 4 is a mixed speech radio station, offering in-depth news and current affairs and a wide range of other speech programmes including drama, readings, comedy, factual and magazine programmes
  • BBC Radio 4 ExtraBBC Radio 4 Extra is a digital-only network and the principal outlet for our archive of speech entertainment, including comedy, drama and readings
  • BBC Radio 5 liveRadio 5 live broadcasts continuous news and live sports coverage, bringing major news stories and sports events as they happen, and providing context through wide-ranging analysis and discussion
  • BBC Radio 5 live sports extra5 live sports extra brings a greater choice of live action to sports fans by extending the live coverage of various sporting events
  • BBC Radio 6 MusicBBC Radio 6 Music is a digital radio station that entertains lovers of popular music with a service that celebrates the alternative spirit of popular music from the 60s to the present day
  • BBC Asian NetworkBBC Asian Network provides speech and music output appealing to the British Asian communities

BBC radio

In 2017/18 64% of UK adults listened to BBC Radio each week (2017/18)

BBC Radio One was named Station of the Year at the Audio and Radio Industry Awards in 2017 - one of the 27 awards which the BBC won.

With over 300 live performances 6 Music broadcast more live music than any other station in the UK

5 live’s Emma Barnett was given the Broadcasting Press Guild award for Radio Broadcaster of the Year.

Around the UK

  • BBC ScotlandOur newest television service provides documentary, popular factual & entertainment, comedy, drama, news & current affairs and sport made specially for audiences in Scotland
  • BBC One ScotlandOur main UK-wide TV channel, with additional programmes for audiences in Scotland
  • BBC One WalesOur main UK-wide TV channel, with additional programmes for audiences in Wales
  • BBC One Northern IrelandOur main UK-wide TV channel, with additional programmes for audiences in Northern Ireland
  • BBC Two WalesBBC Two with additional programmes for audiences in Wales
  • BBC Two Northern IrelandBBC Two with additional programmes for audiences in Northern Ireland
  • BBC AlbaDocumentaries, music, sport plus children's programmes and news and current affairs for Gaelic-speaking people in Scotland
  • Radio ScotlandA speech-led service for adults offering a wide mix of programming that reflects the diversity of Scottish culture and covers national and international issues
  • Radio Nan GaidhealA comprehensive speech and music radio service for Gaelic speakers
  • BBC Radio WalesA speech-led service for adults, offering a wide range of programmes and reflecting the issues, events, culture and interests of the people of Wales
  • Radio CymruA speech and music radio service for Welsh language speakers
  • Radio Cymru 2A daily breakfast service of music and entertainment for Welsh language speakers
  • Radio UlsterA speech-led service, providing a mix of programmes that reflect news, events and community life in all its different aspects and diversity
  • Radio FoyleA speech-led service for audiences in the North-West of Northern Ireland
  • BBC local radio39 stations across England offering primarily speech-based services of news, information and debate, with a strong emphasis on interactivity

Around the UK

82% of adults in Wales watch BBC television each week

Stephen Nolan won the award for Best Speech Presenter at Breakfast at the 2018 Arias for the Radio Ulster show. At the same awards BBC Three Counties Radio’s Justin Dealey won for Best Speech Presenter (non-breakfast)

Digital services

We offer a range of services online through our websites and apps across a range of devices from computers and tablets to smartphones and connected TVs.

BBC Red Button currently provides access to content directly related to that being watched on TV such as alternative tennis matches at Wimbledon, news headlines from the BBC News channel, or interactive games from CBeebies.

  • BBC HomepageA destination showcasing the best of the BBC, in a way that is relevant to each of us
  • BBC iPlayerThe best place to watch our distinctive range of live, on-demand and short-form video content
  • BBC SoundsA world of radio, music streaming and podcasts, bringing every user a unique listening experience
  • BBC NewsTrusted, accurate and reliable journalism, helping audiences understand and navigate the world around them
  • BBC SportOffers our audiences their own personal sports service
  • BBC BitesizeTrusted learning content when it’s needed most, helping develop skills and potential
  • BBC WeatherClear and simple forecasts, leading on our approach to location-based service
  • CBBC and CBeebies onlineA dedicated experience to inform, educate, entertain and inspire kids, that is trusted by parents

Digital services

74% of UK adults use BBC Online each month

Bodyguard is BBC iPlayer’s most successful box set over with over 38 million requests (at 21 October 2018)

47.8 million UK browsers came to BBC News Online in the week leading up to the 2017 General Election

82% of under 16 users said that BBC Bitesize helps them with their schoolwork/homework

Kermode and Mayo’s Film Review won Listeners’ Choice at the 2018 British Podcast Awards

BBC The Social won the RTS Scotland Innovation award

BBC Education

  • BBC EducationBBC Education delivers the BBC’s public purpose to promote education and is central to fulfilling the BBC’s mission to inform, educate and entertain