The BBC have launched an “EXPERIMENTAL PROTOTYPE” of their broadcast catalog on the interweb. You can go and view what shows they have broadcast and go into news stories and other information. You can even see what was on the TV/Radio on your birthday (maybe more relevant if you are a UK resident but still interesting methinks – just change the link to reflect your birthday yyyy/m/d). Go and see when Monty Python was first aired. I learnt that on my birthday, BBC Radio did an adaption of a star wars movie for radio. Can you imagine that: “And then 3CPO displayed a hologram of princess Leia.”
Eventually they hope to digitise all their shows and release them for download either for a fee but with the intent of a big chunk being mostly free. I’ll hardly want to watch real telly again.