We’ve talked about it and we’ve been waiting for it but now it’s here. BBC’s iPlayer for the iPad is now available in the UK App Store. The iPlayer app will bring BBC programs to your iPad but only if you’re in the UK.

We’ve snagged this screenshot from over at Macstories:

 BBCs iPlayer now available in the UK App Store

And now, the wait begins. For those of us in the rest of the world, we won’t have access to the free content iPlayer. A source from the BBC tells us that the application will likely be stranded in the UK until a subscription model of some sort can be sorted out.

We’ll give you a full review as soon as we give it a good look. The first thing to note is that none of the content seems to be cached locally. That means that if you don’t have a solid Internet connection, you’re out of luck for viewing anything in the app.

Screen shot 2011 02 09 at 7.11.13 PM BBCs iPlayer now available in the UK App Store