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Take of­fence

from R.A. Marks, Drouin CHAN­NEL 7, Dou­ble Take could not have been more pa­thetic and crude if you had tried. Re-runs of Kingswood County would have been more en­ter­tain­ing than that rub­bish.

Ill wind for Burp

from Caro­line, Kew I’M NO psy­chic, but I can tell TV Burp, Dou­ble Take (Chan­nel 7) and 7PM Project (Chan­nel 10) will all have very short life­spans.

Late try dis­al­lowed

from Graeme, Chel­tenham TROY ( Guide, July 22), I couldn’t agree with you more. Rugby union is a game played by 50 coun­tries mak­ing it sec­ond only to soc­cer. Not even cricket can boast this and we give our crick­eters prime time all the time, but the poor Wal­la­bies have to be sat­is­fied with a 1.20am slot. Ridicu­lous. It’s high-time the TV net­works woke up to this re­al­ity. Our na­tional rugby union team rep­re­sents all of us and they de­serve much more.

Eclipse the drink­ing

from E.P., Bon­beach I WAS shocked to see Chan­nel 7’s mu­sic show Eclipse and a clip by the Black Eyed Peas that, be­sides fea­tur­ing young peo­ple hav­ing sex, also en­cour­aged them to drink, drink and drink more. Then show­ing the young girls stum­bling out of the party drunk and fall­ing on to the streets. This is a show that’s on at noon on Satur­day and that most teens and young adults would watch. If Mel­bourne is so con­cerned about the vi­o­lence on the streets at night, maybe Chan­nel 7 should be made ac­count­able to edit such clips or not al­low them on day­time TV at all. That clip, and many oth­ers, glo­rify over-drink­ing and par­ty­ing which is the prob­lem on the streets. Shame on such so-called en­ter­tain­ers and those who air them.

Ashes could be bat­ter

from Cec Wright, Ring­wood East FOR cricket en­thu­si­asts, the SBS tele­cast of the Ashes se­ries is great view­ing, but could be im­proved if the name of the bats­man oc­cu­py­ing the crease and their cur­rent score were dis­played at the bot­tom of the screen. At present, both teams’ scores are shown at the bot­tom of the screen when vir­tu­ally ev­ery ball is bowled— there is am­ple room to also show the name of the bats­man oc­cu­py­ing the crease and their pro­gres­sive score rather than wait­ing for what seems an eter­nity be­fore in­di­vid­ual scores are shown.

Dis­tracts Fac­tor

from Alice Stone, Mitcham WOULD ABC1 please dis­con­tinue all the mov­ing pic­tures be­hind the con­tes­tants on The Ein­stein Fac­tor? It’s dis­tract­ing and spoils a good pro­gram.

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