As a boy growing up in England during the Second World War I was easily persuaded that the World Service of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) was trusted throughout the world as an unrivalled source of accurate information. In the immediate decades that followed, the BBC further enhanced its reputation by speaking the truth to millions held in bondage behind the Iron Curtain. In this era the BBC became a beacon of light to all who suffered political oppression. However, since the collapse of Communism in Easter Europe, Auntie seems to have lost her way. Having lost her captive audience, she has forsaken preaching hope in a desperate bid to compete in providing non-stop entertainment.