Viewers don’t like sports stars reading the news or too many repeats of their favourite programs
Stick to swimming, Grant from Max Adams, Barwon Heads
GRANT Hackett was a great athlete. However, standing like a statue with no warmth or personality, reciting parrot-fashion from cue cards will never make him an interesting sportscaster. In fact it’s a turn-off, so maybe Jo Hall should read the sport as well to keep the viewers tuned in.
Sam has a fan from M. Service, Gold Coast
I DISAGREE with Ian Smith’s letter about Sam Newman’s contract. Channel 9 has recognised the important role Sam plays on The Footy Show. Garry Lyon, James Brayshaw and Trevor Marmalade do a fantastic job and Sam’s Mailbag, Street Talk and his banter with guests combine to make The Footy Show a must for all genuine footy fans. Can’t wait for the 2009 footy season and The Footy Show.
Yesterday Tonight from Florence Mayhew, Camberwell
SEVEN’S Today Tonight might have a bright new presenter, but it’s still dishing up the same old garbage.
Transatlantic repeats from Lorraine Lidston, Lower Templestowe
I FEEL I must reply to Michael Scotts and the many others who complain about Ten (and previously Nine) repeating episodes of The Late Show with David Letterman. If you go to the Late Show website, you will see a run-down of the week’s programs. We see the shows the day after they are screened in the US. The repeats are also repeats over there. The website will even tell you the original air dates.
Where’s the catch? from BP, Glenroy
I WAS very sorry to see that none of the commercial stations is going to be showing Deadliest Catch. It is a really good show. Is it possible that it may come back to one of the commercial stations?
Remedy for recorders from Sachin Stoner, Glen Waverley
UM. . . AMI the only who thinks those inconvenienced by shows running over time, thus messing with recordings, should just set their recorders earlier and/or later just in case?
Regarding Henry from Dancing Fan, Lilydale (Tas)
IN RESPONSE to Toni fan ( Guide, Oct 29), I too was sorry to see Toni Pearen’s departure from Dancing with the Stars, but for a different reason— we are now deprived of seeing the gorgeous Henry Byalikov. How anyone can describe his dancing as ‘‘barely adequate’’ is beyond belief. I thought he was the find of the series. If there is another series I hope Henry will again be given the chance to show his skills.
Feeling homicidal from Gabrielle, email
I AMa big fan of City Homicide and have been quite disappointed in the past couple of weeks with repeat after repeat, because I don’t think the new season has finished. So what’s with all the repeats? Bring on some new episodes!
Lessons in lobbying from Robin M, Warrnambool
RE: Margaret McKillop’s letter ( Guide, Nov 5). Margaret, do not ring the station, hit them where it hurts! Ring the people who advertise on the station and tell them you will not be shopping with them any more because they advertise on station X. If enough irate people do this, things will start to change.
The 7.30 makeover from Keith and Chloe, Langwarrin
COULD the powers that be at The 7.30 Report please give Kerry O’Brien the key to Ian Henderson’s locker so he can dress like him. And maybe he can use Ian’s hairdresser, too, because sometimes Kerry looks as if he has just got out of bed.
Bud’s no Churchill from A. Gardner, Hampton Park
BUD Tingwell playing Sir Winston Churchill? Sorry, he looks nothing like Sir Winston.