Your wish list

View­ers tell us what they want, or don’t want, to see on tele­vi­sion in 2009:

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from Rob Curk, email

I WOULD like to see more real-life (not CSI or Bones-type shows) foren­sic-in­ves­ti­ga­tion shows on TV, where peo­ple can see real crimes that were com­mit­ted and how they were solved by po­lice. There have been two good se­ries on TV in this area, Foren­sic In­ves­ti­ga­tors, hosted by Lisa McCune, and Crim­i­nal In­ves­ti­ga­tions. I saw a great TV se­ries on hol­i­days over­seas. It was a US pro­gram about a coroner who filmed the au­top­sies of peo­ple who died for un­known rea­sons. It was very in­ter­est­ing and I think peo­ple in Aus­tralia would tune into such a pro­gram. Re­al­ity shows rate, but you must have an in­ter­est­ing topic and not al­ways try to re­peat the same style of show sea­son af­ter sea­son. The type of shows I men­tioned would rate be­cause each case is so dif­fer­ent and so in­ter­est­ing.

from Ann McMil­lan, Lara

1) A full list of cred­its at the end of films and shows to be shown and not com­pressed or speeded up for TV pro­mos that are on half the screen. 2) Fewer ads and not a whole bunch of them about two min­utes from the end, which make the show run over time and ruin the con­ti­nu­ity. 3) Twenty min­utes of a film to be shown, mi­nus ad breaks, in­stead of ev­ery 5-10 min­utes, again ru­in­ing the con­ti­nu­ity. Th­ese days a scene or even a sen­tence is abruptly cut into.

from Craig Bee, Belmont

1) Chan­nel 9 to bring back a show like Don’t For­get Your Tooth­brush and chat to Daryl Somers again re­gard­ing Hey Hey It’s Satur­day. They have noth­ing to lose. Go for it. 2) Chan­nels 7 and 10, when cov­er­ing the footy, must stop us­ing the high­est cam­era to show the game. Use it for the oc­ca­sional re­play, but that’s it. 3) Chan­nel 7 to fi­nally get their act to­gether and give Fox­tel dig­i­tal satel­lite sub­scribers ac­cess to Seven. 4) All net­works to be on time with the evening news. It would be nice to see a rule brought in so net­works are forced to start and fin­ish on time. 5) With Chris Lil­ley un­likely to be in a new com­edy se­ries this year, per­haps the Com­edy Chan­nel can of­fer him an op­por­tu­nity. 6) Time for the axe to fall on Aus­tralian Idol and Danc­ing with the Stars. Both shows are now scrap­ing the bot­tom of the bar­rel.

from L. Black, Black­burn

1) 90 per cent fewer US prod­ucts. 2) TV pre­sen­ters who are well trained and can speak English, not Amer­i­can. ‘‘Live life to the full’’— not ‘‘fullest’’. ‘‘Have your cake and eat it’’— not ‘‘eat it too’’. ‘‘Maths’’ in­stead of ‘‘math’’ and ‘‘math­e­mat­ics’’ in­stead of ‘‘math-er-mat­ics’’. 3) Stop re­ar­rang­ing pro­grams at the last minute. 4) A brief de­scrip­tion of each movie, even if it’s just to let us know it’s a com­edy/sci-fi/drama, etc. 5) Stop the pseudo ‘‘news up­dates’’ ad­ver­tised be­fore and af­ter each pro­gram. 6) Stop call­ing sports peo­ple ‘‘he­roes’’.

from Viv Tu­dor, St Kilda

THAT Chan­nels 7 and Ten show AFL foot­ball ‘‘live’’ in Mel­bourne, and stop show­ing it on de­lay and pre­tend­ing it’s live.

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