HAVING viewed BBC TV's popular programme Who Do You Think You Are? we are quite shocked that there was absolutely no mention of York in the episode featuring the acclaimed actress Dame Judi Dench.

This is all the more surprising because Dame Judi spent her childhood in York living with her family in Heworth for several years - not only that, but being educated at the city's schools, including The Mount School, and finding her voice in acting as a youngster in the York Mystery Plays during the 1950s.

I'm sure I won't be on my own in my surprise and disappointment.

Phillip Mindenhall,

John Street,