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LONDON, England--The BBC has been asked for an apology and an explanation as to why it filmed a champagne party of leading British and American publishers and literary agents at a hotel reception and then featured the film in a documentary on alcoholism.

In the film were shots of skid row, showing drunks, derelicts, and alcoholics, and viewers were told of 500,000 alcoholics in Britain. [The commentator] spoke of the danger of alcoholic illness inherent in the social drinking habits of professional and upper-income people.