I am an avid listener of BBC. I got rhythmbox and seems it can only play .pls links but not the type in :
What programs shall I install to be able to listen to the programs above?
(by the way, I like BBC because its accent sounds 'noble' to me and I am still polishing my english)
When false is taken for true, true becomes false;
If non-being turns into being, being becomes non-being.
Pages full of fantastic talk
Penned with bitter tears;
All men call the author mad,
None his message hears.
You just need realplayer - there is a link after you click on a radio station to listen using the stand-alone realplayer. There is a linux version available for download on the realplayer website - there is another thread in the forum on setting it up.
Mplayer can also handle various streaming audio types - definitely mms at least.