The BBC is a British public service broadcasting network. The head quarters for the BBC can be found in central London, its address can be found in the table above. The BBC is responsible for a number of shows and channels on TV. In its repertoire, the company also own radio stations and online streaming services, called BBC iPlayer. The BBC currently own the rights to great shows such as Sherlock, starring Benedict Cumberbatch, and Doctor Who.
BBC Connection Numbers:
|Head Office||0844 453 0231|
|Audience Feedback||0844 248 1587|
|Complaints||0844 248 1591|
|BBC iPlayer||0844 248 1592|
|BBC Radio||0844 248 1604|
|Programming||0844 248 1605|
By calling the above numbers, we can connect you to those BBC departments. All calls to this number cost 7 pence per minute, plus your telephone network access charge. Please note we are not associated with any of the companies listed on this website. We offer a call connection service.
BBC Head Office 0844 453 0231
The BBC Homepage welcomes you to the BBC online. You can tailor the homepage to suit you; if you sign in you’ll be able to see local weather and news. The homepage is made up of several elements such as news, three things from today, people, lifestyle and entertainment news. You’ll also see a range of top picks from the iPlayer and iPlayer Radio, in case you missed any TV and radio highlights over the last few days.
This number will connect you to a member of the Head Office team. If you are planning a school trip, and would like more information on guided tours, this is the best connection number to call.
Audience Feedback 0844 248 1587
BBC TV is made up of several channels: BBC One, BBC Two, BBC Three, BBC Four, CBBC, CBeebies, BBC News, BBC Parliament, and BBC Alba. Each channel broadcasts without adverts. The BBC is famous for many popular TV shows such as Sherlock Holmes, Strictly Come Dancing, Doctor Who, The Great British Bake Off, Poldark, Our Girl, Eastenders, Holby City, The Apprentice, The Graham Norton Show, QI and Mock the Week. BBC TV is funded by the implementation of a TV licence fee. The licensing fee is £145.50 for the year, which you can pay in installments either quarterly or monthly or you can pay the fee all at once.
BBC also has a catch-up service, BBC iPlayer which allows users to watch a programme that they missed online. You can watch BBC iPlayer in several ways; via your internet browser, via smart TV, via an app for your smartphone/tablet, via your subscription TV box or via a TV add-on such as Google Chrome and Roku.
If you would like to leave feedback about a show you have seen on a BBC channel, you can use the connection number above in order to speak to someone from the feedback team.
BBC iPlayer 0844 248 1591
You can watch BBC channels live using the iPlayer, which is handy if you do not have access to a TV. Note that you are required to have a TV licence to watch programmes on iPlayer, both catch up and live. Until September 2016, you only needed to have a licence to watch live TV, but the legislation changed to include the BBC iPlayer. Therefore, the service is no longer free to use if you do not have a TV license.
For more information on iPlayer and its services, this is the connection number for you.
BBC Radio 0844 248 1604
In addition to its channels and online services, BBC own a number of radio stations, from BBC Radio 1, through to BBC Radio 6. If you have a question about anything you have heard on a radio station owned by the BBC, you can use this connection number in order to be connected to a member of the Radio team.
Programming 0844 248 1605
BBC News is a leading provider of breaking news and featured stories. The news is presented in a written format through the BBC News website, in a video format through the BBC News program and channel and in an audio format on the BBC radio stations. The news focuses on top stories from around the world and in the UK, as well as stories of local interest. The BBC News channel rolls for 24 hours a day. BBC Radio 5 Live is the most prominent radio station for news, however, Radio One has a programme called Newsbeat which provides hourly news updates as well as an extended programme at 12.45 and 5.45. The difference between Newsbeat and the other news programmes such as Radio 5 Live is that Newsbeat is tailored towards a younger audience, with younger reporters working on the bulletins.
BBC Worldwide is an extended service which shows BBC programmes around the world. There are four regions: UK, North America, Australia and New Zealand and Global Markets including Northern Europe, Latin America and Asia. BBC Worldwide often buys existing programmes to market around the world, as well as investing in production to develop new and innovative shows.
For information related to programming by the BBC, you can use this number.
More about the BBC
The BBC was founded in 1922, however, the first public radio broadcast occurred in 1920, featuring a famous Australian soprano Dame Nellie Melba. By 1922, the General Post Office had received over 100 licensing requests for broadcasts, so it decided to grant just one to a company owned by wireless manufacturers, and the British Broadcasting Corporation was born. By 1923, the original method of funding from the sales of wireless receivers was falling short, so a licence fee of 10 shillings was introduced.
Today, the BBC is the world’s oldest broadcaster and is based at the Broadcasting House, London. It has over 35,000 staff working across all sectors of the business. The broadcaster operates under an agreement with the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.
The licence fee is still the main form of funding and the fee is set by the Government, rather than the BBC itself.
For more information about the BBC programmes and services, call the BBC head office contact number on this page.