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The BBC began radio broadcasts on 14 November 1922, and less than a year late...BFIfilms | 28 January 2011 | 1 likes, 0 dislikes
The BBC began radio broadcasts on 14 November 1922, and less than a year later they were issuing thinly-veiled threats to "pirates" who hadn't paid their licence fee, via the Topical Budget newsreel of 29 October 1923. Presumably the humiliation of being depicted as a chimpanzee was enough to persuade miscreants to pay up - later campaigns would resort to far more direct threats, such as the eternally roving detector van with its postcode database, neither of which had been invented by 1923. (Michael Brooke)
You can read more about the Topical Budget silent newsreel series at http://www.screenonline.org.uk/film/i...
Friday, 28 January 2011
YouTube - Have You Got Your License Yet? (1923)