The controller of Radio 4 is trying to widen her audience by appealing to less educated listeners by carrying noisy raucous programmes lacking in content to compete with Radio 1 and Radio 2.
This was imposed by Thatcher in the eighties by threatening the licence fee. It did not work then and is proving offensive to many long term listeners now.
The 22.45 and 23.00 slots are particularly dangerous to the elderly. They are preparing for sleep, but are now jolted into sleeplessness by high volume shouting, screaming nonsense reinforced by high volume rock music and totally inappropriate canned laughter with no regard to the content.
These people hate their parents and grandparents and are united in the certainty of their ignorance.
Thalia and Ian Campbell, Pembroke