Your com­ments on TV and ra­dio

New Zealand Listener - - THAT’S ENTERTAINMENT -


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”.

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