Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Big Brother is watching... you watching!



I hadn't realized that the dogged pursuit of those daring to watch television without paying the license fee was instituted way back before the war, only a few years after the commencement of regular TV broadcasting. More here and a video from the seventies below.

1 comment:

alexander... said...

I do have vague memories of a story running regarding a British navy rating who got nabbed for having an unlicensed TV in his cabin even though it was below the waterline and so, apparently, technically unable to receive broadcasts...

...they'll getcher anywhere!