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Posted By: Jos
13-Jun-19 - 03:11 PM
Thread Name: BS: Disgraceful BBC
Subject: RE: BS: Disgraceful BBC
Regarding being pestered by television licence enforcers, some years ago I had a licence to watch black and white television - it was much cheaper and the quality of the programmes in colour was not very good so I only used a small portable black and white set for the few programmes I watched.

I had a telephone call from a woman who asked why I didn't have a colour television licence. I explained to her that I only had a black and white television set.

She was obviously having trouble comprehending such a strange idea, and asked tentatively,

"So ... you just have a black and white colour-television?"

I replied, "No, I have a black and white black-and-white television."

This was clearly beyond her, and she gave up.