View­ers are testy about the way their favourite sport shows are treated, but oth­ers find a lit­tle kind­ness saves the day

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Triple M for mys­ti­fy­ing

from Carl Lund­gren, Chel­tenham COM­MENTS by Aus­tereo head of con­tent Guy Dob­son demon­strate why TripleM con­tin­ues to plum­met in the rat­ings— they can’t see tal­ent right un­der their own noses. He says they need ‘‘great unique TripleM con­tent that’s go­ing to be dif­fer­ent to any­thing else on the FM band . . .’’ Well, Guy, you had that al­ready, it was called Get This with Tony Martin, it was unique and rated highly, so you axed the show. Mys­ti­fy­ing.

Tall tales from Par­adise

from Marg, Carnegie I’M NOT sur­prised Trou­ble in Par­adise didn’t rate. The first story by Liam Bartlett about the two surfers on hol­i­day who were locked up by cor­rupt lo­cal po­lice had so many holes, it was lu­di­crous to even sug­gest this re­ally hap­pened as stated. I was so dis­ap­pointed I didn’t even watch the rest of the show.

One out of 10 for Todd

from Ruth Black­man, Seaford IT’S time for Todd McKen­ney to get his march­ing or­ders from Danc­ing with the Stars. Un­car­ing of the hurt he in­flicts on oth­ers and looking to­tally un­kempt, his ar­ro­gance is unim­pres­sive.

It’s a kind of magic

from Feli­cia, Sale WITH so many shows th­ese days deal­ing with vi­o­lence, it’s re­ally en­cour­ag­ing to watch Ran­dom Acts of Kind­ness. The episode on July 12 re­duced me to tears, it was so mov­ing. What an in­cred­i­bly self­less and mod­est per­son Moira Kelly is, de­vot­ing her life to help­ing chil­dren in need of op­er­a­tions. This is the sort of tele­vi­sion we need, to show our chil­dren what good and de­cent peo­ple do for oth­ers.

Wrong an­swer

from Glo­ria Dun­bar, Macleod SHAME on who­ever writes the ques­tions and an­swers on Hot Seat. All Aus­tralian women did not re­ceive the vote in fed­eral elec­tions in 1902. Have you for­got­ten Abo­rig­i­nal women had to wait an­other 65 years?

Wal­la­bies de­serve prime time

from Troy Clu­nies-Ross, Gis­borne WHEN is Chan­nel 7 go­ing to start sup­port­ing rugby union in Vic­to­ria? We have a world­class team in the Wal­la­bies and yet when­ever they play, Chan­nel 7 tele­casts the game at 1am. Rather than tele­vise the games live they in­sist on play­ing movie re-runs that could be shown any other night. There is a huge push for a Vic­to­rian team to be added to the ex­panded Su­per 14 com­pe­ti­tion and tele­vis­ing Wal­la­bies games is a per­fect way to pro­mote the game here. Time to pull your head out of the sand, Chan­nel 7.

Dif­fer­ent point of view

from Gary, Mul­grave I AGREE with Trevor (Guide, July 15) about the cov­er­age of footy by Chan­nel 7, but his crit­i­cisms are equally rel­e­vant to Chan­nel Ten and Fox­tel, with the ex­cep­tion of the cam­era from the roof. The only way we will over­come the pa­thetic di­rec­tion of footy tele­casts is for the dig­i­tal cov­er­age that Fox­tel had for the Sun­day twi­light game— which has been dis­con­tin­ued this year— to roll on as quickly as pos­si­ble. Then we’ll be able to choose the cam­era an­gle we like best, without the con­stant chang­ing of cam­eras the sta­tions are serv­ing up to us, re­plays dur­ing play and an ob­ses­sion with the coaches.

Miss­ing in action

from Lee Mills, Bal­larat TO BOB Clarke (Guide, July 15) re miss­ing sec­tions of Spooks on the ABC, the same is done by SBS with the UK Top Gear. My cousin in the UK sends me the lat­est shows and whole sec­tions are miss­ing from episodes, ob­vi­ously to fit in with SBS ad breaks ev­ery 12 min­utes.

Filth just not funny

from Ivan Hoy, Kam­bah, ACT WHY do co­me­di­ans have to re­sort to us­ing foul lan­guage in their rou­tines? What is so funny about the F word, or the C word? Are they so in­ept at the English lan­guage that they can­not com­mu­ni­cate without swear­ing? I started to watch the Mel­bourne In­ter­na­tional Com­edy Fes­ti­val Great De­bate, only to have to turn it off af­ter 10 min­utes be­cause of the foul lan­guage. I’m no prude, but I yearn for the days when you could watch tele­vi­sion without be­ing sub­jected to filthy swear words.

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