In BBCi Player I am told that I need to install Flash to play the program that I have selected and instructs me to "Download the Flash Player now"
On downloading it I find it is exactly the same version of Adobe Flash Player that I had installed (10.3.181.26)and I still am not able to play the program or any other program in BBCi. I therefore switched from Internet Explorer 9 to Firefox but the same problem occured. It also occurs when I try to open an animated greetings card in a Greetings card website.
Uninstalling and reinstalling Adobe Flash Player makes no difference.
Very many thanks buteman. I followed your instructions and they have worked! Brilliant! The new download of Flash Player took what felt like half an hour - can't see why but the main thing is that I am now back to normal.
Thank you too rdave13 for providing me with a solution which I have not tried because the instruction provided by buteman was succesful. You are probably right that the cause was probably a registry cleaner. I used CCleaner and Ashampoo WinOptimizer 7 very recently.