Coro Street viewers held to ransom
I totally agree with Bronwyn McAlpine (Mr Telly, October 4). The viewers of Coronation Street are all absolutely sick and tired of the way they are treated by the programmers. Why can’t TVNZ’s head programmer John Kelly (or should I say Ned Kelly because of the way viewers of Coro Street are being held to ransom), go into the meeting room and say, “Right, let’s get this Coro Street sorted out once and for all”. And do it. Agree on a regular and reasonable timeslot ... not after 9.30pm which obviously is most unpopular. Get the days, time and length sorted and stick with it. Then forget it and leave it alone to play on its merry way. The result? Happy Coro viewers at long last. Surely, this can’t be too hard for your team to agree on. Think of all the time left to mess around, chop and change all those other programmes. What fun for you all...
Mary C Jones (Auckland)
As a regular TV Guide reader and a Coro fan I would like to offer my tuppence worth. I decided to stick with the old Coronation Street episodes playing at 1pm every weekday. Not once has TVNZ 1 deviated from this schedule and I am very happy with the decision I made. I record it and watch it in the evening and have really enjoyed the numerous storylines that have been on since the changes. It is another option that Coro fans should consider if they are unhappy with the evening time slot.
Sue Cleaver as Eileen