View­ers vent about bad shows, worse ads and in­cor­rect pro­gram­ming

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Sun­day night woe­ful

from Laura, Oak­leigh South WHAT has hap­pened to Sun­day-night tele­vi­sion? All we seem to have from 8.30pm on­wards is crime and mur­der, doom and gloom. Where have all the movies gone? I al­ways looked for­ward to the Sun­day-night movie, but now there’s noth­ing, just pro­grams teach­ing us how to kill.

Nice show, shame about ads

from Dis­ap­pointed Mum, Ring­wood SARAH Wil­son, the host of MasterChef Aus­tralia, says one of the most sat­is­fy­ing as­pects of be­ing in­volved with the show is the num­ber of chil­dren who en­joy it. I agree. Our young fam­ily gob­ble it up with din­ner. Be­tween 7pm and 7.30pm dur­ing a PG times­lot, how­ever, we have lost count of the num­ber of graphic and dis­turb­ing ad­ver­tise­ments of shows such as Law &

and Re­cently, be­fore I could find the re­mote, I was left in­cred­u­lous as we watched an ad show­ing blood spat­ters at a mur­der scene and the voiceover ask­ing if this was the most de­ranged se­rial killer SVU had ever seen. At 7.10pm! The kids were shocked. Our fam­ily won’t be watch­ing MasterChef Aus­tralia (or any of its ad­ver­tis­ing) any more.

Des­per­ate de­par­ture

from Ni­cholas, email I WAS very un­happy about Ni­co­lette Sheri­dan’s de­par­ture from Des­per­ate Housewives when Edie was killed off. I think her de­par­ture was dis­grace­ful.

Get with the pro­gram

from Cheesed Off, Chel­tenham I AM­sick and tired of the chan­nels run­ning late with their pro­grams. Chan­nel 7 is the worst of­fender. Its pro­grams of­ten run a good 20 min­utes late. It’s in­ex­cus­able. Th­ese are not live pro­grams that are sim­ply not al­lo­cated enough time. A re­cent Prison Break was on half an hour late. from Brian Fowles, Mys­tic Park I THINK The Chaser should be taken off the air for­ever. Let’s face it, they are like old uni stu­dents try­ing to re­live the past with a com­edy show. They are so child­ish it beg­gars be­lief, and they are about as funny as the black plague. I’m sur­prised they weren’t locked up

Dull din­ner party

from Rose­mary Ash­ton, Men­tone MYRA­DIO is off for the rest of the break of Ross and John on 3AW while we have to lis­ten to Dar­ren (drop a few names of good friends) and Tony do their dull and bor­ing Din­ner Party, which they re­peat ev­ery time they fill in. We al­ways know what they are go­ing to say next be­cause the script and meals never change. Could we please have two dif­fer­ent fill-ins, such as Si­mon Owens or Steve Mur­phy, who are a breath of fresh air to the ra­dio sta­tion when they fill in?

Think­ing not pop­u­lar

from Eric Har­ri­son, Morn­ing­ton I’M SORRY, Rod and Mar­ion, shows such as Spooks and Si­lent Wit­ness will never rate in the top 20. Th­ese shows re­quire the viewer to have enough nous to think.

Chaser child­ish

years ago for some of their an­tics, and the keys thrown away.

Thumbs down to Tracey

from C. Knight, Chel­tenham WITH The Chaser on leave I per­suaded my fam­ily to watch The Tracey Ull­man Show. What a load of rub­bish. I could not even raise a smile and apol­o­gised to my fam­ily af­ter­wards.

Wrestling in­sult­ing

from G. Aarons, Launch­ing Place JUST when I thought Chan­nel 9 couldn’t put on any more rub­bish on a Sun­day, I came in­side and my young boy was watch­ing World Cham­pi­onship Wrestling. It’s an in­sult even to a five-year-old’s in­tel­li­gence. If you be­lieve this is real you must also be­lieve aliens just landed in the Yarra Val­ley.

Cap­tions mis­placed

from Barrie Sun­der­land, Bon­beach CLOSED cap­tion­ing has been a great in­no­va­tion. My wife, 70, has been hear­ing-im­paired since child­hood and can now en­joy more TV pro­grams than ever be­fore. I was in touch with Red Bee Me­dia, who pro­vide some of the closed cap­tion­ing, and asked why the cap­tions are placed al­most mid-screen? I was told cap­tion place­ment is de­ter­mined by the sta­tion. If this is cor­rect, please, sta­tions, lower the cap­tions on news and cur­rent af­fairs pro­grams.

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