As some of you may have heard on the radio, BBC Director-General Greg Dyke has announced plans for 'BBC Creative', the 'second phase' of the digital revolution, whereby the BBC plans to open up its ENTIRE archive to everyone over the internet. The article can be found here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/pressoffice/pressreleases/stories/2003/08_august/24/dyke_dunn_lecture.shtml This could be fantastic news. Still I hope it's plans for quality downloads (in .wmv for example) - not RealPlayer streamed media - couldn't imagine trying to watch some classic drama in the form of low resolution streaming media! The fact he proposes it will be 'free' is worrying because it does suggest a lack of quality (otherwise why would they still make money on DVDs/VHS). Still it's an interesting step. I hope it includes drama (especially stuff that is unlikely to ever make it to DVD such as Day Of The Triffids) but I have a sneaky suspicion it may only relate to News/Current Affairs.