BBC detector vanThe reality that in the year 2008, in the era of YouTube and global broadband internet, satellite TV with hundreds of channels and high-definition, the DVR, Hulu and so much more, an era when people are living free lives choosing entertainment from a staggering array of sources, that to this day the broadcaster known as the BBC is still demanding exclusive funding backed by an act of British law under threat of jail, and that they are still sending a fleet of empty vans around to collect from those who haven’t paid them, pretending that they’re using the vans to ‘detect’ the presence of a television in their house…. is un-fucking-believable.

It’s a protection racket, and Eastenders is the beneficiary.

See Alex Singleton’s piece here.