HOW I agree with the author P.D. James, who has complained about BBC TV dramas, saying they are too chaotic.
‘It takes me about half an hour to sort out who everybody is,’ she said. ‘ We start by seeing a scene in the kitchen and two minutes later they’re on the seaside, three minutes later they’re in the pub. Who are all these people?’
It was Baroness James who so brilliantly skew- ered the Director General Mark Thompson when she interviewed him on the Today programme last New Year’s Eve, challenging him politely but indefatigably on t he Corporation’s huge salaries and its ageism against women.
I know she’s 89, but can’t we just give her his job? She’s more than capable and it would probably take her only a year to whip the whole of the Corporation into shape.