Radio: Extricating Dick

Even the strait-laced BBC has its wild & woolly moments. The woolliest: 6:45 every week night, when British youngsters gasp at the well-planned perils of Dick Barton, Special Agent, hero of BBC's only nonstop thriller.* Every night, just as death's door opens, time's up. "What will Dick do? Listen in tomorrow night. . . ."

It was all many an adult Briton could bear—and it was too much for one W. Wright-Newsome. He took.his troubles, as Britons will, to the Times of London. Wrote he: "The BBC seems bent on turning the children into a new kind of drug addict. . ....

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