Smashing news!

The BBC is going to release its radio and television archives to the public.

Greg Dyke, director general of the BBC, has announced plans to give the public full access to all the corporation’s programme archives.

Mr Dyke said on Sunday that everyone would in future be able to download BBC radio and TV programmes from the internet.

The service, the BBC Creative Archive, would be free and available to everyone, as long as they were not intending to use the material for commercial purposes, Mr Dyke added.

Can it get cooler than this? 😛 There’s one programme I definitely want to watch again – Spitting Image. I spent my summer holidays as a fifteen year-old guffawing away at a blue-faced John Major. Bah! Apparently it isn’t a BBC production.


  1. Hazel

    Did you know PBS (the US equivalent of BBC) already streams quite a bit of interesting content? I’ve watched many many episodes of Scientific American Frontiers with the incomparable Alan Alda, and recently been watching Julia Child’s old programmes.

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