Re: Rumors of a Special Surprise for the Anniversary
In which case, sensibly the BBC would say :
'As we would have destroyed them had they been returned to us, we waive any previous claim of ownership in return for the return of the films. There was therefore no theft.
These films are extremely valuable to us and would have been lost without your intervention. We will therefore happily compensate you accordingly.'
Soon oh soon the light, Pass within and soothe this endless night, And wait here for you, Our reason to be here...