plan1 a plan of things that will be done or included in the development of somethingto launch a research programmea training programme for new staffa programme of economic reform
on TV/radio2 something that people watch on television or listen to on the radioa news programmeDid you see that programme on India last night?What time is that programme on?Which programme do you want to watch?
for play/concert3 a thin book or a piece of paper that gives you information about a play, a concert, etca theatre programme
order of events4 an organized order of performances or events
Synonymline-upan exciting musical programmea week-long programme of lecturesWhat's the programme for (= what are we going to do) tomorrow?
course of study5 (North American English) a course of studya school programme
of machine6 a series of actions done by a machine, such as a washing machineSelect a cool programme for woollen clothes.
Usage note: TelevisionWatchingwatch television/TV/a show/(British English) a programme/(North American English) a program/a documentary/a pilot/a rerun/a repeatsee (especially British English) an ad/(especially North American English) a commercial/the news/the weathercatch/miss a show/a programme/a program/an episode/the newspick up/reach for/grab the remote (control)change/switch channelsurf (through)/(especially North American English) flip through/(especially British English) flick through the channelssit in front of/switch on/switch off/turn on/turn off the television/the TV/the TV sethave/install satellite (TV)/cable (TV)/a satellite dishShowingshow a programme/a documentary/an ad/a commercialscreen a programme/a documentaryrun an ad/a commercialbroadcast/(especially North American English) air/repeat a show/a programme/a documentary/an episode/a seriesgo out/air/be recorded liveattract/draw (in)/pull (in) viewersbe a hit with viewers/audiences/criticsget (low/high) ratingsAppearingbe on/appear on television/TV/a TV showtake part in a phone-in/a game show/a quiz show/a reality TV showhost a show/a programme/series/a game show/a quiz show/a talk show/(British English) a chat showbe/become/work as a (British English) TV presenter/talk-show host/sports commentator/anchorman/(British English) newsreaderread/present the newsappear/perform live (on TV)Programme-makingdo/film/make a show/a programme/a documentary/an episode/a pilot/a series/an ad/a commercialwork on a soap (opera)/a pilot (episode)/a sitcomwrite/produce a drama/sitcom/spin-off/comedy seriesUsage note: course / programIn British English course is used for a series of lessons or lectures on a particular subject: a physics course ◇ a course of ten lectures. In North American English you would say: a physics course/program ◇ a program of ten lectures.In North American English a course is usually an individual unit that forms part of a longer period of study: I have to take a physics course/class. This is called a module in Britain, especially in a college or university.In British English course can also mean a period of study at a college or university: a two-year college course. In North American English you would say: a two-year college program.