I’m writing in response to two of the letters in your February issue. The one from Maisie Robson, who was looking for a radio 4 alternative – if the lady has internet access, she could buy (or ask for as a present!) an internet radio, which would give her access to age UK’s station from her own home.
Or she could invest in a DaB radio through which she could hear BBC World Service – which is also accessible from a digital TV. Regarding the today programme, personally I think the programme is much better with some presenters than others, naming no names! Radio 4xtra is great if you enjoy drama and comedy programmes – again a digital-only station.
Turning to Walter J. Bourne’s letter, I did find him rather grudging over the BBC’s TV programming. I don’t know what his tastes are, but there’s a wealth of drama, wildlife, documentaries, history, arts, comedy etc…..I will mention a few. Outnumbered, Miranda, Line of Duty, Call the Midwife, Wild China, Britain’s Great War, The Culture Show, Imagine. Plus music – the Proms – and all the radio too!
Sometimes MT readers seem to be – dare I say it? – Grumpy old people bemoaning the fact that ‘things ain’t what they used to be’. Times change; it was ever thus. TV in this country is far better than in most other places and it’s still a wonderful world!
Sue Bowley, Poole