Radio: Pirouette

An Englishman named Harry Alan Towers, 30, whipped into Manhattan and out again last week on business that, in the past year, has carried him seven times around the world. His business: the international hawking of recorded radio shows. Towers sells British programs in the U.S., U.S. recordings in Australia, Australian programs in South Africa. "I doubt," he boasts, "that you can mention a radio station in the English-speaking world where we don't do business."

Towers himself produces about 35 shows in Britain (TIME, July 7, 1947), and he owns the foreign rights to some 100 more. They range from such cultural...

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