Radio: BBC & Its Public

Work for the BBC closely resembles a love affair with an elephant: the pleasure is nil, the danger of being crushed to pieces extreme, and in any case no results can be expected for nine years.*

This characterization of the British Broadcasting Corp. appeared in Claud Cockburn's leftist London newsletter, The Week. British radio listeners might quarrel with it but few of them would deny that something ought to be done about civil-servantish BBC. Last week, as the time for renewal of BBC's Government charter neared, British voices spoke up and said so. BBC...

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