Challenging TV

What has happened to the quiet evening of watching TV? You may have noticed that everything has speeded up. It is almost impossible to read captions or even to understand what is being spoken.

People don’t normally speak that fast. Even the ads are crammed into a short space of time. The answer is money. The more stuff they can cram into an hour, the more advertising they can sell. Goodness knows there is enough of that to upset a good movie. Even the news is interrupted.

Another thing is the vulgarity of speed and display of sex. is this necessary? It is certainly not appropriate programming for our children, and don’t tell me that they don’t see and hear it. I know because I was a teacher and it was quite obvious what went on at home. Is it not time to clean up our TV programming so we can sit back and enjoy a good movie?

Hugh Rayment


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