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BBC adds more box sets as iPlayer registers biggest day ever for requests

Tuesday 21 April 2020 | 10:54 CET | News
The BBC is adding more box sets to iPlayer to keep people entertained during the Covid-19 lockdown after the on-demand service registered its most popular day ever. These include Doctor Foster, Dracula, Taboo, The Kumars at No. 42, and My Family.

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Companies: BBC
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