Your say, c/o the Guide PO Box 14735, Melbourne, Victoria, 8001 fax: 9292 1177 email: firstname.lastname@example.org 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?
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.