B is for BBC

One of the things I miss about living in England was the television programming.  It was one of the ways that my husband and I were able to get some pop-cultural knowledge about the country we were calling  home for a while without looking like weirdos and asking the locals.A bit of a shock was the TV Tax or TV License, which is mandatory for all residents (including us) to pay.  As the official TV License website describes it:You need to be covered by a valid TV Licence if you watch or record TV as it's being broadcast. This includes the use of devices such as a computer, laptop, mobile phone or DVD/video recorder.It costs £145.50 for colour and £49.00 for a black and white TV Licence.And you can be fined if you don't have the license in force.  You pay it once a year, and the cost goes toward the BBC's online, radio, and television services. Yep...all of it. We knew some...
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