News Burst: Britain's cultural heritage to go online

Britain's actors to be given the big brother treatment

The best of art and culture in the UK could go online under a proposal to be scrutinised in the House of Lords Thursday.

The £150m venture will allow the nation to watch and interact with Royal Shakespeare Company actors or members of the London Symphony Orchestra on the Web.

The initiative that is contained in the Culture and Recreation Bill is scheduled for a second reading in the Lords Thursday. The government Treasury has already granted £5m to the proposal.

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