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Last Updated: Tuesday, 11 January 2005, 15:25 GMT
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Have you ever missed a programme you really wanted to hear? Now you can receive free reminders about BBC current affairs programmes coming up on television or radio.

You can opt to receive just television information, just radio information, or both. And you can also choose whether you want to receive breaking news alerts as well.

Operating system: Windows 2000, Windows XP
System memory (RAM): 256MB
4MB of hard disc space
Internet access
Download BBC News desktop alerts

Download the service to your PC and we will keep you posted with the best of our current affairs programming across the BBC.

This service is currently only available for PCs running Windows.

To install, simply click on the download button. From the options select "save" and follow the instructions.

For users outside the UK, you will be sent alerts from World Service radio - including programmes such as Analysis, Outlook and Assignment. You will also be sent reminders of the latest additions to our documentary archive, as well as our special in-depth programme seasons.

In the UK, you will be sent reminders about some of our core output such as Panorama and Question Time on TV or From Our Own Correspondent on Radio 4.

Problems using this service?
If you experience any problems using BBC Alerts please refer to the help page.

Download notice The desktop alert software is provided to you by Skinkers Limited ("Skinkers") and not by the BBC. Any claim you have in respect of the software must be made against Skinkers and you agree not to involve the BBC in any dispute with Skinkers in connection with the software or otherwise. Your downloading, installation and use of the software is subject to additional terms in the form of the "Skinkers Licence Agreement" which will be presented to you during installation.


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