bbc: the big brother corporation

doubleplusgoodfrom the independent:
In the event of all-out nuclear war, the BBC was to distract the nation by broadcasting a mix of music and light entertainment shows… Hundreds of security-vetted BBC staff and a select band of unnamed radio artistes were to be clandestinely dispatched to transmission sites across the country…to broadcast a national service that the Government hoped would create “a diversion to relieve strain and stress”.