Your comments on TV and radio
I watched and thoroughly enjoyed seasons one and two of Bosch when it was shown on Sky’s channel The Box a little while ago. Season five is now in production and season six has been confirmed. Are we likely to see any of season three onwards in the foreseeable future?
John Woodward (Whitby) Talkback responds: Sky no longer has the rights to Bosch; it is an Amazon Studios production, and all four seasons are available on the streaming platform Amazon Prime Video.
I agree with Christine Sheard ( Talkback, November 10) about the “background” sound that renders some programmes a waste of time. But I was left baffled by your answer. We have fiddled with the TV settings to no avail, and to suggest the programmes one should watch are the ones with captions is just a bit insulting.
Lorraine Kerry (Christchurch) Talkback responds: We certainly didn’t mean to be insulting, so apologies if you felt that way. We know non-hearing-impaired people who prefer to watch television with the sound off and the captions on. It works particularly well if you like to listen to music at the same time.
Would it be possible for Sky Sport to hire commentators who simply call the rugby play? Someone other than Tony Johnson, who seems to have jumped on Justin Marshall’s bandwagon in commentating All
Blacks matches as if he is a hysterical teenage girl at a Beatles concert.
I can only hope Sky Sport doesn’t sell the coverage with the commentary to networks overseas. Thank goodness for the alternative audio language feature, where you get just the ground noise and the ref or overseas commentary.
L Boswell (Auckland)
How long until the Coronation Street Catch-Up (TVNZ 1, 1.00pm weekdays) actually catches up to Coronation Street 2018? And couldn’t we have the new episodes of Coronation Street 2018 programmed before the re-repeat of Kath & Kim? As much as we enjoy them, we have seen it all before.
Clare Dudley (Coromandel)
Talkback responds: TVNZ tells us that as it is airing 10 episodes a week of the 2016 storylines of Coronation Street, the episodes should catch up in early 2020. The repeats of Kath & Kim rate well, and TVNZ says that it is open to moving Coronation Street 2018 to an earlier timeslot if it “continues to grow its audience”.