Tess & Ravi

Tess and Ravi discuss the news and the BBC, while Adam and Jo talk about unusual words such as 'series' and 'news'.

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Leave a comment below!

  • What do you think about the BBC?
  • Can you watch BBC programmes where you live? Or get BBC radio?
  • What are your favourite programmes?
  • Do you use the BBC website?

Leave a comment and we'll discuss some of your answers in the next podcast.


Language level

Intermediate: B1
Pre-intermediate: A2


i left out from in 'from our own correpondent' in the answer to the video.

i mean ...correspondent'.

i am doing my foundation studies at the open university yet to begin with my undergraduate studies.

I was start learning english from youtube, then BBC and now is from Podcast. I heard everyday at home after work by my phone. and some times I also come back BBC to learn util waiting new lesson from Podcast release. I like your void from you all, it very clearly.
Thanks so much

I used to think that BBC channel only serve news and documentary programme, until I watched Sherlock. This series is just......... - hhhh, I can't describe it in a word. Then, I looked for it on the internet and I found BBC has a lot of interesting programmes. In fact, I think BBC programmes are all outstanding. I have watched a lot of classic novel adaptations such as Pride and Prejudice, and North and South. Also, I listened to BBC radio, but stopped because of the internet bill. Right now, I am listening to Neverwhere BBC Radio dramatisation from the apps called Audible and enjoy the voice of British best actors.

I always access and surf the BBC website. It is a very diversed site and full of lots of wonderful materials for learning English.

hello . Adam , Jo , Tess and Ravi . How are you today? Are you happy, I hope so. Well I am really really big fan of BBC even I try to watch BBC channels but unfortunately in my country the web page of online streaming can't open. I think there is some restriction , I try my best ant other method to watch BBC channel but failed.I also download the I player but my bad luck it's didn't work. Although after my long long struggled I found the radio app of BBC. So , now I am little bit happy to listen BBC radio daily. But it's really my big wish to watch BBC channels. bye for now and have a successful day.

Hi guys. I think the BBC website is very useful indeed, with lots of information. I use to pay the TV License but I cancelled it a couple months ago, when I realised that I wasn't watching TV for 3 months in a roll. Nowadays I dedicate all my free time and money to my english studies, gym and my wife, who is pregnant for the first time. Thank you all involved on this Elementary Podcast and your dedication to make it happen. It is helping me a lot to improve my English and to get a better understanding of the British culture and history. I hope other people around the world is enjoying it as much as I do. Cheers

I don't listened bbc radio until now but I think it's a good ideea for improve my english. I'll check if I can listen on the internet. Thank you ;)

hi JO and ADAM ..

we can watch the BBC in Turkey but for along time we haven't watched it. actually I used to make my little daughter watch BBC LEARNING so that she learn english . Name of the programme is BALAMORY. one of my favourite tv programmes is of course football and I like watching sitcoms such as the big bang theory, how I met your mother, .... and now my favourite programme is yours...