Desktop BBC News 1.00

4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 (21 votes)


Windows 7/8/Server 2003/Server 2008/Vista/XP / Freeware / 1,720 downloads

Desktop BBC News is an application that sits on your desktop - or at the front - that shows you the latest BBC headlines. You can choose which news category you would like to monitor and click on any item for a summary; click Read More if you would like to view the full story. Stories can be read using the system's default browser or a specially-created feed reader.

  • Homepage

    Desktop BBC News

  • Requirements

    .NET 4.5.2

  • Uninstaller


  • Latest Changes

    - NOTE!: Desktop BBC News now requires Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5.2 and Vista or above to function

    - Added: Video icon for video news items

    - Fixed: Crash at start-up

    - Fixed: View Using External Viewer in main context menu

    - Other: Entirely new method for parsing news items

    - Other: Old settings are lost due to a much faster rewrite

Reviews of Desktop BBC News

  1. 4 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 0.95 (Jun 16, 2008)

    I've finally got this running on my 32-bit WinXP (and no, I have no intention of going to Vista - I'll wait for Windows 7 or 8 or whatever...)

    Range of settings and functionality are excellent. I would however like a smaller window and a chance to check for feed updates faster than the minimum of 15 minutes.

    It's now looking like a great .NET app! Dunno why the initial install over the weekend failed... was the home site down perhaps?

  2. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 0.95 (Jun 16, 2008)

    love the program must say have had none of the problems that zeltus run vista 64bit

  3. 5 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 0.94 (Jun 15, 2008)

    Out of curiosity I thought I would try this save me going to there web site all the time.

    I have to say I love it chose a subject and you get a summery click on read more read and it opens a small browser window with the whole story.

  4. 1 out of 5 stars

    Reviewing 0.94 (Jun 15, 2008)

    Crashes witha Program Error immediately upon startign the program.

    Attempting to use the error reporting pop-up simply failed with a 404 Page Not Found error!

    Program looks like a good idea a la the earlier and not-maintained BBC ticker proggy - but at this stage, it looks like not-even-alpha code

    I'll come back when it works a bit better

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