Radio: Plugs for BBC

For 30 years the British Broadcasting Corp. has led a prim, completely non-commercial existence. Last week BBC learned that, for the first time, it might have a brazen, home-grown commercial rival. The scandalous revelation was made in the House of Commons, where the Tory majority submitted a white paper that will 1) let BBC continue its simon-pure monopoly on radio, but 2) let some commercial TV stations be built by private enterprise to compete with BBC's four-station TV network.

Tory Benches. The Tory raid was led by Home Secretary Sir David Maxwell Fyfe. To the charge that sponsored TV would eventually reduce...

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