Radio: BBC Sr. Producer, Russell Barnes, on "Digital Revolution" and its Open Source Production Process

Last month (see article published on, July 13th), [itvt] reported that the BBC is teaming with World Wide Web inventor, Tim Berners-Lee, on a four-part documentary series, provisionally entitled "Digital Revolution," which it says will mark the 20th anniversary of the Web's invention by taking an "open source approach to its production process." The series' production team is giving Web users early access to its content by making their rushes available online and sharing some of their key arguments--inviting comment, input and story leads from the Web community. According to the BBC, the online debate generated by this process will shape the production of the series.

In this recorded episode of [itvt]'s talk radio show, "The TV of Tomorrow Show with Tracy Swedlow," BBC senior producer, Russell Barnes, discusses how the idea for "Digital Revolution" came about; how the public is responding to the open source production process (the response has apparently been overwhelming); how the production team is planning to expand the project to incorporate user-generated video commentaries; and more.