Frustrated by the iPlayer

I’ve been attempting to download programmes from iPlayer to my PC for a few weeks now without any luck at all.  I read somewhere that the BBC had released an Adobe Air app which would run on Windows, Linux and Mac. I would just get error messages half way through saying that the programme had expired.

It seems that the beeb have now decided to revert back to an older version of the iPlayer which does actually complete downloads, although it won’t let you subscribe to receive future episodes like 4oD does. Although iPlayer does it’s job, I’d still like to be able to have a weeks worth of BBC stuff waiting for me instead of having to remember it was on and find it on the iPlayer, y’know like on demand content is meant to be.