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You can listen to Big Toe Books at any time (it's live from 7 -8 am every day) by selecting the Listen button at the top of the Big Toe home page. You might have to wait a few seconds. Then a box marked "Real Player" will appear. It does something called "Buffering" for a few seconds and then you'll need to select the Play button.

You'll then be able to hear the programme.

If you're having problems, it may mean that the RealPlayer software isn't on your computer and you'll need to download it.

If that's the case, it's best to ask an adult to help you - preferably the person who owns the computer that you're using.

There's an easy guide to help you download RealPlayer at BBC Webwise.

Digital TV

Big Toe Books is on BBC 7. You can find BBC 7 on:

  • Freeview channel 708
  • Digital satellite channel 0131
  • Virgin TV channel 910

Digital Radio

Big Toe Books is on BBC 7. You can find BBC 7 on digital radio

You'll need a new radio (costing from £40) to receive DAB digital radio. DAB means 'digital audio broadcasting' and if your radio doesn't have the DAB logo on it, it won't be able to decode the digital signals. FM/AM radios (known as analogue radios) often have a digital display or tuner but this isn't the same as DAB and they won't be able to pick up the show. You can buy DAB digital radio sets at hi-fi shops and car audio dealers, high street retailers and department stores. For more information see the BBC Digital Radio website.

DAB digital coverage

BBC national digital radio transmitters cover nearly 85% of the UK population. Local stations are increasingly available via digital radio as well. For more coverage information please see the BBC Digital Radio website.

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