James Brayshaw is no match for Tony Jones as the Sunday Footy Show host, but one Nine newsreader is the perfect presenter
Jones better than James
from Diana Arter, Brunswick CHANNEL 9 have dumped Tony Jones from the Sunday Footy Show in favour of James Brayshaw, yet another AFL club president host. Jones has been a mature, unbiased host and had a stabilising influence on the ‘‘boys’’ on the panel and was a thoroughly likable and popular personality. James Brayshaw lacks maturity. Furthermore, as president of North Melbourne, he owes it to the team to be present at their interstate matches on a Sunday and not accepting the host position.
from Barbara Spencer, Berwick NOW Tony Jones won’t be hosting the Sunday Footy Show, my husband and I will no longer watch it. Tony has a great sense of humour and brought true entertainment to our screens. Channel 9 persists in alienating its viewers with its poor decisions on programming. Good luck to Tony Jones, and hopefully Foxtel or Channel 7 will offer him his own show.
They’re just repeats
from GV, Hampton Park CHANNEL 9 shows repeats and calls them ‘‘encore’’, Channel 7 shows repeats and calls them ‘‘bonus episodes’’. Now let’s see what Channel 10 comes up with.
Wendy adds excitement
from Bryan Abrahams, Cranbourne THERE is a vibrant, beautiful news presenter on Channel 9 (4.30pm) by the name of Wendy Kingston. She is a pleasure to watch and really enthusiastic about her position as newsreader. She does not have the deadpan look of others. Every story is delivered with real excitement. I think the older presenters should take a look at her style.
They’re sayin’ it wrong
from Valerie, Clifton Springs WOULD Channel 9 TV presenters please stop saying ‘‘doin’, comin’ and goin’ ’’, it is ‘‘doing, coming and going’’. It is not a good example for children.
Poor sport, ABC
from Roman Horoway, Mt Martha IT IS great to see Ian Henderson back doing the ABC evening news on weeknights, but having Peter Wilkins continue to do the major sport stories from Sydney is aggravating to many Melbourne viewers. We still long for the return of Angela Pippos.
from Barbara Welsh, Benalla WE NEARLY didn’t watch The Informant because of the bad reviews. Now this format could be made into a series. It was sharp, fast-paced and excellent viewing, and featured a fine performance by William McInnes and the supporting cast.
Same old tired 3AW
from Annoyed, email WITH a long-awaited change to afternoon radio at 3AW what do we hear? The same old interviews and guests. I thought Denis Walter would introduce a new format, new ideas, but he has continued along the tired old Sigley afternoons. The ratings will never rise with nothing more than a new voice giving on-air ads. 3AW should also look at Mr ‘‘Know It All’’ Darren James— the garden expert, the flying expert, motorcycle expert— we know all about Dromana— more than we ever wanted to know. Keep quiet please and let the real experts answer the questions.
Sheen’s no serious actor
from R. Allen, Geelong West REGARDING the article on selfconfessed druggie Charlie Sheen, you are surely not suggesting that his ludicrously overpaid role in yet another forgettable American halfhour sitcom constitutes a comeback to serious acting? Or any sort of acting for that matter.
Restless fans out-foxed
from Janina Bajowski, Altona North MYFRIENDS and I have been watching The Young and the Restless for more than 40 years. We were devastated when our favourite show moved to Foxtel. Not every pensioner can afford Foxtel, so could you please reverse your decision and put The Young and the Restless back on Channel 9?