giPlayer is a very simple python gtk gui to download BBC programmes on the Linux OS.
With a deb file it should easily work on all debian based versions of Linux including Ubuntu.
There is no help but it is fairly straightforward to use. It is a wrapper for get_iplayer.
If you wish to understand in more detail how it downloads programmes you can read the command line program get_iplayer help file.
Ensure that the Community Maintained Open Source software (Universe) repository is selected so that dependencies can be installed.
The package ffmpeg is not automatically installed but is recommended.
0.31b Fixed broken dependency in Ubuntu 10.10.
0.3b Added subtitles option.
0.2b Fixed bug that prevented giPlayer executing if no .get_iplayer folder existed.