Can I watch live on BBC iPlayer?

This self-post was originally posted to /r/eurovision. See more things from Dan's Reddit account.

Probably a stupid question, but I almost never use iPlayer. This time last year, I had to dig out my (small-but-digital-capable) television from the attic and hook it up, at the last minute, rather than watching on the large-but-not-digital television attached to my computer.

So what I’m asking is: is iPlayer going to work, or should I start trying to dig through the boxes in my attic to find the television that’s up there?