Anarchy in the UK

This is perhaps the coolest news since…um…well…since ever! According to Greg Dyke, the director general of the BBC, the BBC archive will be open to the public.

For free.


I am not joking.

Soon (and I realize that soon is a relative term), you will be able to download everything from Absolutely Fabulous to the Vicar of Dubley. Just think of it. And stop drooling. All the Black Adder, Doctor Who, Fawlty Towers, Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Red Dwarf, Father Ted, Monty Python, Thin Blue Line, and Young Ones your cable modem and DVD burner can handle.

I have to lie down…

[ via Les ]

This entry was posted in Wouldya Lookit That!. Bookmark the permalink.

14 Responses to Anarchy in the UK

  1. Buzz says:

    OMG! I’ve died and gone to heaven!!

  2. Antgrad says:

    Wow! That’s cool. Weird that Father Ted is in there as it was never on the BBC.

  3. Solonor says:

    Umm, yes it was. On Channel 4. Unless you don’t count that as part of the BBC?

  4. Jessica says:

    Channel Four is part of the BBC network. Father Ted broadcast on BBC America, over here, and is sold via BBC Video. As is Cracker, woohoo. Jeeves and Wooster is also owned by BBC Worldwide Publishing, I think, even tho it was a Granada production. Oh man. I am going to disappear for so many weeks when the archives are made available. The cathode ray receptors in my brain are getting all jumpy.

  5. Annessa says:

    I think I just had an orgasm. Dude, The Tomorrow People.

    This is better than pr0n.

  6. natalie says:

    I’m totally with Annessa – the orgasmatron is in high gear.

    I have most of Cracker, all of Black Adder, Chancer (that was BBC, right?) AbFab, Father Ted…I remembered hearing that the Reeves & Mortimer stuff was going to start being broadcast on BBC America but that never happened, so presumably that will be available, too.

    I just read the post again for the multiple climax factor. Man, that is *sweet*

  7. natalie says:

    Ooh, I just remembered one – what about ‘Allo ‘Allo? Was that BBC? Can’t remember.

  8. Friday Night Fever

    What a nice day. I had the weirdest dream involving a manor, a lord, making a raft, Angelina Jolie, a vaudville act, and trying to avoid sharks as we tried to raft to Ortiz (a pretend island off the Pacific coast). And no Simon, I didn’t eat cheese bef…

  9. Scott says:

    I bet this is in reaction to the Tories trying to force the Beeb to shut down the website. Nonetheless, it’s utterly cool.

  10. Edge| says:

    Allo Allo was indeed the Beeb. Unfortunately, the service will (or so I’ve heard) only be open to people in the UK, license fees etc. Oh and Annessa, The Tomorrow People was LWT (not the BBC).

  11. I want my BBC

    Greg Dyke, director general of the BBC, has announced plans to give the public full access to all the corporation’s programme archives. Found via Solonor, the BBC will be offering all of their programming online. So anyone with high-speed internet…

  12. I was f**king wrong, OK!

    I said something about Robin Williams Peace Plan in a comment to this post on michele’s blog, a small victory. In one of the following comments to that post, I found this entry:Whatta maroon. Anyone actually sitting and watching the…

  13. Antgrad says:

    Apparently the BBC bought the rights from Channel 4 (which they don’t own) to sell and broadcast Father Ted abroad.

  14. Solonor says:

    Ok, this crow is getting really nasty tasting. I think I’m going to be shutting off the computer for the rest of the day…

    BBC-4 and Channel Four are two different things.

Comments are closed.