BBC iPlayer users could soon be able to pre-book shows they want to watch a week before they're broadcast.

The new queuing system will be set up in such a way as to minimise the load on the network, with shows set to download at an "optimum time for the user, the UK internet and the BBC", according to the BBC.

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The new feature is only in the planning stage. Proposals to put the plan into effect have been put to the BBC Trust, which must give its permission for the feature to be introduced.

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