Interesting article here about the 1994 BBC serial Takin’ Over the Asylum starring David Tennant. Leaving aside the “before they were famous” anecdote and the interesting stuff about how mental health issues are portrayed in the media, what caught my attention was how the BBC is now cashing in on the fact that a bunch of fans put the serial up on YouTube. It is now available on Amazon, priced Â£12.98.
We’re always told how much piracy costs the entertainment industry. Given that in this case the reverse is clearly true, should “Catyuy” and “Midcirclenine” be expecting a cheque in the post?