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Your say, c/o the Guide PO Box 14735, Mel­bourne, Vic­to­ria, 8001 fax: 9292 1177 email: tvguide@her­ald­sun.com.au All let­ters must carry your name and ad­dress or they are in­el­i­gi­ble for pub­li­ca­tion. If you don’t want your name to be pub­lished, just say so. to aim that laser beam just right? And in the kid­dies’ game of Twenty20, how to get par­a­lytic on light beer, get in a punch-up and gen­er­ally ruin ev­ery­body else’s day in the short time avail­able. LBW rules? Who needs ’em? You need a young­ster like War­ney to ad­vise on all the Nine mem­o­ra­bilia (and of course ad­vice on send­ing an SMS).

An ace up their sleeve

from J. D. McC, Frankston IT’S amaz­ing that dur­ing the Aus­tralian Open Chan­nel 7 man­aged to do what view­ers asked weeks ago. To­day Tonight fin­ished on time at 7pm, Home and Away at 7.30pm and then on to the ten­nis. Hey, Seven, let’s keep it this way, in­stead of run­ning five min­utes over­time.

Run­ning on empty

from He­len, San­dring­ham COULD Chan­nel 10 please pick a show, any show, and run it for more than two weeks. Or do us the cour­tesy of telling us that they will not con­tinue a par­tic­u­lar show, in­stead of leav­ing most of us frus­trated and con­fused. I’m get­ting to the point that when a new show is ad­ver­tised on Ten I don’t even bother to give it a chance. What’s the point of get­ting into a pro­gram and, just when it gets in­ter­est­ing, it’s gone?

Pro­nun­ci­a­tion yanked

from Frances, Gee­long WOULD some­one please teach the sup­pos­edly ed­u­cated field re­porters from Huong, Coburg I VOTE for chef Alas­tair McLeod to host Ready Steady Cook. He’d give the show cred­i­bil­ity and his vi­brant per­son­al­ity would add to the show. The show needs to be fun, in­for­ma­tive, ed­u­ca­tional and spon­ta­neous. Peter Everett’s lack of knowl­edge makes the show very staged and it’s easy to tell when the in­for­ma­tion is be­ing fed to Peter via his ear­piece.

It’s all bad news

from R. and A. McPhaile, Port­land BAL­LARAT TV must have dif­fi­culty em­ploy­ing news­read­ers. If not, why would they have Jeff Sly read­ing the news? He drawls and drags the words out. Surely if they want to em­ploy him, give him a non-speak­ing po­si­tion. He wouldn’t get past an in­ter­view at the ABC news­room. We change chan­nels when Sly reads the news.

Gone in an in­stant

from Adam, Craigieburn WITH so many pro­grams never start­ing when they’re sup­posed to, I can no longer time-record any­thing. In­stead, I have to in­stant-record a pro­gram when it starts, even if that means stay­ing up un­til 2am.

Iron Chef steals away

from Jenny, Crox­ton IKNOWthat the se­ries Iron Chef was made some years ago, but I reckon the po­si­tion of Iron Chef Ital­ian must have been the eas­i­est job on Ja­panese TV, be­cause he’s only ever seen dur­ing the open­ing in­tro­duc­tions, enig­mat­i­cally hold­ing a tomato. I have never seen him of­fered for com­pe­ti­tion, let alone cook any­thing. Has he ever ac­tu­ally com­peted in this over-the-top but very en­joy­able cook­ing pro­gram?

Beached: a viewer laments the stan­dard of free-to-air pro­grams, such as The Big­gest Loser.

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