Hi Jane. We gave up the BBC years ago. We tried BBC iPlayer when we first came but didn’t find a lot to watch. I did miss Radio 4 in the car but you can get it on the internet. There is a lot of rubbish on French TV but I reckon the UK is the same. We got TNT and found out what we liked, now we select favourite channels and programmes we enjoy, while soaking up some the French language and idioms at the same time. Sport is ideal. Then there are lots of good documentaries on Arte, some of which actually are produced by the BBC with a French voice-over blended in to the original soundtrack so you can hear both. The excellently presented Rugby World Cup is currently on TF1 in French. The main channels regularly have American and English films and some series dubbed into French (e.g. Peaky Blinders) but with the option of watching in Version Originale if you have a TV with the means. Perfect for a good old Hitchcock for example. There are French variants of the UK programmes : Strictly = Dance with the stars. Top Chef = Top Chef, Bake-off = Meilleur patissier, Kitchen nightmares = Cauchemar en cuisine (but with Philippe Etchebest, a much nicer person IMHO!). The formula is scarily similar, therefore familiar and easy to watch. French news does tends to be France-based and sometimes a bit noddy, but then we are in France and it pays to know what are the issues of the day. There is always the internet for UK news.