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We don’t all want to watch Olympics
BBC1 is dishing out a daily 12 hour dose of Olympic Games, plus the occasional encroachment on BBC2 and more on BBC3 and BBC4.
Surely there will be some regular viewers who will miss the usual repeated programs during morning and afternoon, but do they really have to do without the regular evening programs before and after the 9pm watershed?
There also seems to be a problem fitting in the regular news programmes, which could be an attempt to focus the general population on the task ahead, namely the Olympics.
It is probably good idea to dedicate a channel to the Olympics, but BBC 1 should have been left untouched and another channel such as BBC3 dedicated exclusively to Olympics.
Meanwhile non-Olympic folk will probably desert to the commercial channels, the ones which are free of the Olympics (where is that remote?).
J Beisly, Osprey Close, York.
• On behalf of the majority of TV viewers who pay a full licence fee but have no interest in sporting activities, can I put in a serious request that consideration is given to providing a sport-free channel so that we are not all force fed whichever sport is currently ruling – or, as now, a permanent diet of the Olympics. This is not my or indeed many others’ idea of a relaxing evening – even the sacrosanct news is not exempt.
Liz Edge, Parkside Close, York.
• MANY of my German friends have emailed or phoned to say how much they enjoyed watching the opening ceremony of the 2012 London Olympic Games.
They marvelled at the way it was all put together, particularly liking the Industrial Revolution slot with its growing tall chimneys and the typically English sense of humour as The Queen ‘parachuted’ into the arena with James Bond. They said if Germany gets between 30 and 50 medals they will be very happy and satisfied, and expect Britain to come about fifth in the medals table.
David Quarrie, Lynden Way, Holgate , York.