The BBC's Audio group has linked up with to launch the BBC Audio Zone.

The new online storefront offers an extensive collection of the BBC's audio content for sale and download. Programmes can be downloaded to an iPod, MP3 player, mobile phone or burnt to CD.

The BBC Audio Zone offers 1,400 BBC audio titles, including the ever popular Hitchhiker’s Guide series by Douglas Adams and classic comedy from the likes of Tony Hancock, Mitchell and Webb and more.

Spoken word titles from Alan Bennett, Michael Palin and Phillip Pullman are also available in the selection, which also spans crime, thrillers and children's titles.

iTunes users can access titles distributed by Audible from within Apple's online media store.