Wednesday, June 01, 2011

TV Licence Oversight

It may be an unpleasant task but we all have to shell out for a TV licence… even iconic supermodels. Back in 1972 Jean Shrimpton was up before Builth Wells magistrates for having "forgotten" to stump up for one. A few months previously The Shrimp had moved into her new Welsh home (Golf House, Llangammarch Wells) with her then boyfriend, writer Malcolm Richey. In all of the confusion she had totally blanked on a television licence. Well, that was her excuse anyway. She pleaded guilty and despite having once been 'the face of the Sixties' was forced to cough-up a £7 fine. After two years in Wales she moved back to London.