BBC Backstage

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NOTE: The BBC Backstage service closed down in December 2010. (link)

This is a third-party tool developed by XMLTV user(s). It is not created, supported, or endorsed by the XMLTVProject. For a list of third-party tools and things to remember for your safety when using third-party tools, see the category.

I've put together a quick script that grabs data from the listings service available from BBC Backstage.


It's available from my git repository. It's very rough-and-ready right now, but it basically works.


Like the rest of XMLTV, I've put my code under the GPL. The data is subject to the backstage API terms of use.

Developer notes

It uses the XML web service API, rather than the download. I originally started with the download, but I had problems with the archives not being update, which is when I switched to using the web service. The code for the web service is also simpler.

ChrisB 09:47, 13 November 2008 (CET)

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