Where are all the classics?

Your correspondent, Ron Stubbs’ comments in this month’s letters page, regarding BBC scheduling, set me thinking about absence of good films on TV.

Many of the best old classics seem to have vanished. Instead we’re deluged with recent movies described as ‘fantasy adventures’ or ‘animated dramas’.

What happened to the good old stories of the past. Steinbeck’s ‘The Grapes of Wrath’ and ‘of Mice and Men; the few films that James Dean made, ‘East Of Eden’ and ‘Rebel without a Cause’?

I could probably fill a column, I’m sure your readers could fill a page of old favourites. And couldn’t they repeat some of those watchable serials and series like ‘Pennies from Heaven’ and ‘Lipstick on your Collar’, and ‘Yes Minister’?

Advertisers of stairlifts and funeral plans seem to know who is watching in the afternoons!

Alan Horley by email