That must-have status symbol amongst British badgers, the "Set Top Box" has undergone an extraordinary transformation over recent months. A recent survey by the BBC's Natural History Unit, The One Show, and the Environment Agency, has identified an unexpected trend. Yes, it's 'out with the old and in with the new' as large numbers of generation X British badgers the length and breadth of England* embrace recent technological advances in broadscasting. Once restricted to black and white as the combination of choice, the modern day badger is demanding full colour and HD. As the boxes become the most desirable of desirables, they're being elevated from the traditional spot, buried under the telly in the corner of the room, to pride of place atop the set where they make what one badger described as "An eponymous 'statement' to the world".
For security, the units are normally scent-marked after installation. "You can't be too careful" said one resident of a large set near the Forest of Dean, "There's been lots of strange people seen some nights recently! But, said the smirking, pipe-smoking spokesbadger "Every home should have one. Top is the New Bottom now, down my old gaff. We've never had it so good".
* except for much of Somerset and parts of Gloucestershire, Surrey and Berkshire of course.