Foreign News: H.M. Government Presents

In the House of Commons last week, Prime Minister Churchill wryly noted "the curious fact that the House preferred to give two days to television policy and only one to foreign affairs." In thus apportioning their debating time, the M.P.s were only echoing their constituents, who, ever since the glowing specter of TV first materialized in British drawing rooms, have debated the wisdom of entrusting its future to the governmental control of the lofty British Broadcasting Corp. Some are motivated by simple boredom at their present TV fare, others by the fear that...

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