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A claim was made by a BBC News reported in a TV broadcast on the BBC News channel. I would consider that notable, but the broadcast is not available on BBC iPlayer, and not repeated in their web reporting on the same topic. How can I retrieve the exact wording?

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    Doesn't the BBC subtitle everything? There are two venues I'd look into: the subtitle sharing community and the video hosters. If the claim is a big one, I'd guess someone will upload a recording, ripped stream etc. If you have a UK address, I think you should also feel entitled to ask them directly (paying for it and all). – LangLangC Nov 2 '18 at 19:39
  • @LangLangC The program in question was a regular daily news broadcast, hour long, claim near the end. Not a famous documentary or anything like that. I would be surprised to find it on either. – gerrit Nov 2 '18 at 19:52
  • Sth along those lines? bbc.co.uk/guidelines/futuremedia/accessibility/… – LangLangC Nov 2 '18 at 19:55
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Historically, our answer to questions like this has been "Find another source".

If you can't find anyone else quoting the same (or a similar) claim, then it likely isn't widely believed, and perhaps wasn't notable in the first place.

  • I would add that if the BBC reported it, it's virtually guaranteed to have been reported on by other outlets as well -- even if only "the BBC made this outrageous claim, let's point and laugh". – Nic Hartley Nov 8 '18 at 20:59

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