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FREE FOR ALL: Another busy day at The Office for comic star Ricky Gervais

Anyone who missed the first series of the BBC's comic classic The Office can either wait for a rerun, buy the DVD for €18.50 or break the rules and burn a copy from a friend. But BBC Director General Greg Dyke wants to offer another choice: log on at www.bbc.co.uk, pick the episode you fancy and watch it for free on your computer. That tantalizing prospect was raised by Dyke's announcement at the Edinburgh TV Festival in August: the Corporation is planning a digital Creative Archive that would make what he calls "the best television library in the world"...

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