Radio: The Invasion

England has not been successfully invaded since William the Conqueror rode over the luckless Saxons nine centuries ago, but the island's invulnerability is about to end. Next month commercial television will invade staunch Britain, surging onto the air waves that have long been the placid domain of the uncommercial, unexciting BBC.

Through several years of debate in the newspapers and the House of Commons, citizens—mainly a mixture of Laborites, churchmen and the more conservative Britons—have been fearfully prophesying the onslaught, forecasting an instant drop of cultural standards to the twelve-year-old level that they...

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