A great introduction to Blender 2.61 by Paul Caggegi.
Loads of great stuff about the new features in Blender are being posted daily. For some beginners, it can all be a bit overwhelming - where do you start? I've decided to do a video about starting in Blender - especially if you are a complete n00b! This tutorial will take you from downloading Blender from the official site, customising (and saving) your layout, menus and basic functions.
While the standard def default is pretty crap, bump it up to HD and go full screen. Totally worth it.