I just wondered what you all think about this
the discussion here
Sam Mbale
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On Tue, Feb 17, 2009 at 9:27 PM, Andy <stude.l...@googlemail.com> wrote:

> Hi guys
> Quick question. Anyone know if there is a way to search /programmes
> for a programme of a certain name preferably with a result in XML.
> The search box at the top returns results from the entire BBC and not
> just /programmes. Selecting "TV and Radio Programmes" returns
> individual episodes, and as it's in HTML it would require screen
> scrapping.
> What I'm looking for is a way of sending a query such as "Top Gear"
> and getting back "b006mj59" and preferably the name of the programme
> incase of partial matches.
> Of course it's possible to spider data from
> http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/a-z/by/[LETTER]/all but that would
> require Screen Scrapping and 27 queries (to check for matches that
> aren't at the begining of the title). But something more efficent
> would be good.
> Thanks
> Andy
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