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I feel compelled to write in response to the letter in your magazine regarding the worthless programmes on television, I totally disagree with Miss Mary Kelly's view and would like to put some of my viewpoints across.

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English Coursework G.C.S.E. 65 Fairview Terrace Belfast BT123J40 Letters Editors 'Radio Times' 35 Marylebone High Street London W1M4AA Dear Sir/Madam I feel compelled to write in response to the letter in your magazine regarding the worthless programmes on television, I totally disagree with Miss Mary Kelly's view and would like to put some of my viewpoints across. Miss Kelly states that there is too much sex and violence on television. She also says that sex and violence is shown on all channels and that it is particularly disgusting. Miss Kelly fails to understand that the programmes she is referring to often reflect real life e.g. ...read more.

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I myself have watched, on numerous occasions, educational programmes on television. These include wildlife programmes and current affairs programmes. Maybe Miss Kelly should purchase a radio times to keep her up to date times of programmes that would suit her. Another of Miss Kelly's viewpoints was that the producers of the programmes with sex and violence in them are, only concerned about attracting large numbers of viewers, and that the only way of doing so is by appealing to mans lowest instincts. I think that the producers of the stated programmes are trying to make their programmes as realistic as possible because, that is what the majority of viewers want to watch and what they feel is interesting. ...read more.

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It is the responsibility of parents to monitor what their children watch. Miss Kelly's last point is about the TV licence. She believes that the TV licence is too high. In my opinion is that if she feels so strongly about the quality of programmes on television, I would suggest that she sold her television and invested in a radio. Miss Kelly seems to be, from what I have read in her letter, a 'couch potato.' Why, if she doesn't like what is being broadcasted, does she sit from 5pm until 12pm watching it? Also if she doesn't like TV then why won't she take up some sort of recreational activity? There are all sorts of things to do out there, from bingo to bowls. robert walsh Page 1 4/28/2007 ...read more.

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