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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.
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.