Television: Invasion by Film

Recorded end to end, all of the gags about old British movies on U.S. television would be no more than a beep compared to the clamor going on last week about U.S. shows on British TV. "Is BBC short of British ideas?" screamed London's weekly The People. "The latest American import [the Phil Silvers Show] plunged us into the heart of U.S. Army life, and as the series is here to stay, we've just got to get used to the slang. A pity the B (for British) BC can't devise a British series." The tabloid Daily Mirror complained of "four American...

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