YOUR SAY

Lis­ten up, net­works. Guide read­ers kindly share their wish lists for this year.

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Five of the best

Brenda G, South Morang MYfriends and I have the fol­low­ing wish list: 1. Pro­grams on com­mer­cial chan­nels to start on time. They are, un­til the 6pm news. The de­lay oc­curs with 6.30pm pro­grams reg­u­larly/ pur­posely over-run­ning. 2. Lower the back­ground mu­sic. It’s im­pos­si­ble to hear the di­a­logue much of the time. 3. Leg­i­ble cred­its. The end cred­its are ei­ther too small or flash past, mak­ing them im­pos­si­ble to read. Some of us like to know this in­for­ma­tion. 4. Keep the pro­gram­ming con­stant. One loses track of a show when it’s al­ways be­ing moved around. 5. Sub­ti­tles. Some flash on and off the screen too quickly.

Ku­dos for Bri­tish com­edy

from P. Hawkin, email IN RE­SPONSE to your re­quest for a new Bri­tish com­edy, why not give Gavin and Stacey a go? It’s bril­liant, has won sev­eral awards and is a stand­out hit in the UK. Chan­nel 7 is cur­rently show­ing the first se­ries on 7TWO. I be­lieve if they gave it a go on the main chan­nel it would do well. Hope­fully they have bought the next two se­ries, along with the Christ­mas spe­cials. Be­cause I have no faith in them do­ing so, I have or­dered them on DVD. Please, sta­tion ex­ec­u­tives, wake up and give us some de­cent tele­vi­sion to watch— no more re­al­ity TV, cook­ing or DIY shows: they have been done to death.

Leave ’em be­hind

from An­thony, Rowville THE Guide wish list (Dec 30) for 2010 has at No.5 the wish to bring Ed­die McGuire and Trevor Mar­malade back to re­vive The Footy Show. What’s next, bring back Daryl and Hey Hey? Oh, wait a minute, you didn’t want that at No.4 without new seg­ments. It seems we like the idea of nos­tal­gia, but when it ac­tu­ally hap­pens, we re­alise it was re­ally best left in the past (see Hey Hey circa-2009). Let’s look for­ward to 2010 without Ed­die and Trevor, Daryl and Ossie, and Kyle Sandi­lands as well.

Re­al­ity is un­bear­able

from Wendy, email LIV­ING in Queens­land, I would like to see more AFL shows on tele­vi­sion. Also, bring back some old shows such as Samu­rai, The Ri­fle­man, Su­per­man, Get Smart and Frasier. As long as we get rid of re­al­ity TV, I will be happy.

Hot for White Col­lar

from Luke Holmes, email MYWISH list would be for more White Col­lar. I love this show and de­spite it be­ing sum­mer it has been a ‘‘must-see’’. Matthew Bon­ner, Tim DeKay, Wil­lie Gar­son and yes even Tif­fany Thiesen are awe­some to­gether and have a real chem­istry. Also up there would be any­thing more with Hamish and Andy. Without Rove as a ve­hi­cle for them, I hope they won’t be for­got­ten. An­other wish is for Chan­nel 7 to get rid of Ricky Olaren­shaw as a spe­cial-com­ments man.

Nine will shred Top Gear

from Craig, email OH NO! It can’t be. Chan­nel 9 has poached Top Gear from SBS. Well, there goes my favourite show. No doubt Nine will cut the show to pieces. Then when it doesn’t get the rat­ings it will be shoved into a times­lot that will kill the show. I’m just glad I can buy the DVDs. Fair enough, I’ll have to wait a lit­tle longer, but it will save me the pain of Chan­nel 9’s bas­tardi­s­a­tion of what is un­doubt­edly the best and most in­for­ma­tive show on TV.

Late Show is too late

from Nick, Bundoora PLEASE Chan­nel 10, please get rid of that bor­ing re­peat of The 7PM Project so that we can watch the Late Show with David Let­ter­man at its nor­mal time be­fore mid­night.

Sta­tions en­cour­age pi­rat­ing

from Anna, Bal­larat WELL, isn’t this just typ­i­cal? Any de­cent, orig­i­nal show is re­moved from air be­fore they even have a chance. I was dis­ap­pointed to find Star­gate: Uni­verse and Su­per­nat­u­ral were re­placed by a movie. If they weren’t get­ting enough rat­ings be­fore, they cer­tainly won’t now, and you won­der why so many peo­ple il­le­gally down­load TV shows th­ese days. They get us hooked or de­velop a large fan base, then the shows dis­ap­pear. Or they make it very un­pre­dictable as to when the shows are on next, or if they are com­ing back at all.

Samoa was a goer!

from James, Bayswa­ter SUR­VIVOR: Samoa has been one of the best sea­sons of Sur­vivor ever. Please Chan­nel 9, show the up­com­ing 20th All­stars sea­son at a rea­son­able time as well. Can’t wait to see more of Rus­sell.

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