For the first time in its history, BBC News is opening its archives to the UK public for a trial period. You can download nearly 80 news reports covering iconic events of the past 50 years, including the fall of the Berlin Wall, crowds ejecting soldiers from Beijing's Tiananmen Square, and behind-the-scenes footage of the England football team prior to their victory over West Germany in 1966.
The BBC site says, "You are welcome to download the clips, watch them, and use them to create something unique. This is a pilot and we want to understand your creative needs. We'd like to see your productions and showcase some of the most interesting ones we receive."
This beta version is for UK users only; it doesn't work from other countries.
UK users can download videos at http://www.bbc.co.uk/calc/news