As the owner of an electronics store bemoans his debts, the Connolly family gathers round to hear a radio program, though the son really wants a new television. Everyone’s getting one for the upcoming coronation of Queen Elizabeth so all the kids can copy her ornate monarchical cloak, dad!
But his father Eddie is too busy flaunting his Every Soldier’s Medals from WWII and ignoring the boy’s Gran, who sardonically calls him “our lord and master”. Besides, Gran says, television rots your brains into soup, which then pours out your ears. Let’s hope it’s a hearty vegetarian mulligatawny, eh? *heats up some naan*