World: Doctor's Orders

Where do American TV shows go after the networks are through with them? One popular retirement resort is London, where the British Broadcasting Corp. is an eager client of last year's Perry Mason and Independent Television pays top prices for such rejects as The Reporter−which wasso bad, even by the indifferent standards of U.S. audiences, that CBS dropped it in mid-series. American shows are so popular in Britain that ITV has always given them the choicest hours of its prime evening time.

No longer. Lamenting the "undue bunching of American and crime material immediately preceding the news," Lord Hill of Luton,...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!