Download the Adobe Flash Player installer directly by clicking one of the following links.
DO a clean install.. I know you alrady manually removed it once, but using the FULL installers it will work.
Completely cleaned pc of flash player as suggested and used the full installer, but no luck, every item i go into (i.e. bbc iplayer) that requires FP still tells me I need to download FP. So just now considering the expensive route of consultation with the IT guy, I noticed there is another discussion just posted a few minutes ago which looks like the same problem. Thank you very much for your help and coming back to me.
I don't know if this will help.
I had flash installed but iplayer said I needed to install flash. After numerous downloads and installs of flash, and making sure it was enabled in add on, it still wouldn't work with iplayer.
Videos on you tube were fine.
Then with the iplayer page open, I happened to click on the no entry symbol on the right hand side of Internet explorer address bar. A window popped up with the option to turn off Active X filtering, and hey presto, iplayer was working.
Whether this is a flook, I don't know, but worth a try.