I had the chance to get along to a discussion on this back in February. Unfortunately I couldn't get along to it due to work constraints. The idea is great though. The BBC is planning to allow much of its archive content to be made available to British citizens via the Internet for non-commercial purposes, similar to the Creative Commons licence being explored in the U.S. The hope is that they will use it in creative endeavours and place these new creations back into the Online community.
Guardian Unlimited | Online | Creative licence
BBC Creative Archive site - Accessible from Wednesday 13/04/05