The Sine Qua Non of world affairs.
Since there have been radios there has been the British Broadcasting Corporation.
It continued broadcasting throughout the First and Second Unpleasantnesses and its short wave World Service has kept hope alive for countless unfortunates held on foreign shores. One Chap included.
It is viewed with such fondness in Britain that people refer to it as Auntie.
The current junta across the pond call it the Baghdad Broadcasting Corporation but then they would wouldn't they.
Somewhat taken for granted in Blighty it is when deprived of the Beeb that a Chap really understands how important it is. When most other news organisations concentrate on presenter's hair styles and government arse-kissing the BBC is a shining light.
It will be around when the jackals currently assailing it are long forgotten.