Radio: People to People

Americans who consider the British reticent got a surprise last week. BBC went to London's Lambeth Walk and invited the Cockneys to tell the U.S. about themselves and their renowned thoroughfare. They were hard to stop. They were evidence that radio can whip up a rousing show almost any time by letting citizens step up to the microphone and speak out.

The short-wave broadcast, rebroadcast on U.S. medium wave, was fifth of 13 in the BBC-CBS series Transatlantic Call (Sun., 12 noon, E.W.T.). "Plenty of doughboys come down to look at Lambeth Walk,"...

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