Radio: Huckster's Voice

Every ten years, a commission appointed by the Postmaster General looks into British radio & TV and makes recommendations on future policy. Last week, while the report of the current commission was still in the hands of the printers, some of the news leaked out and caused flustered fluttering in the staid, non-commercial offices of BBC.

The commissioners, after taking a long look at the rising costs of TV, had decided it was too big a load for government-financed (but not controlled) BBC to carry. Its recommendation: let the job be done by private...

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