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BBC to Open Online Store of Archive TV Shows

The BBC announced today proposals to open their vast archive of TV programming for digital purchase. Currently called Project Barcelona, it would give viewers worldwide access to shows long lost in the digital vault for a "relatively modest" fee. Since the BBC is a British public service, this move must first be approved by the the BBC Trust.

This means if — we hope when — the online store begins, we'll have access to the years of Doctor Who long neglected. Imagine a world where vintage daleks can be viewed on demand from the convenience of a laptop!

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