Lessons for next director-general

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From: Mrs V Lloyd, Westfield Crescent, Kirkhamgate, Wakefield.

THE debate over the selection of a new director-general for the BBC still goes on, with hope that all the public will be considered next time.

The last two director-generals were only interested in sport, and duly filled every Saturday’s papers and programmes with football and every other sport.

I suppose it was an easy choice, which appealed to them. But what about the rest of us, don’t we count? I can remember when radio and television began, which was a delight, with music, films and talks, not like the rubbish we get today.

I, along with many others, do not want all this satellite television but are not given a choice with the present 

Cruelty of cat’s firework death

From: Jennifer Bookbinder, Cottingley Gardens, Leeds

REGARDING your article (Yorkshire Post, November 13) about the poor cat who had a firework tied to its back and lit, no doubt the cat’s immediate death gave the low life the best laugh they had had all day.

I feel for the owners of the cat. If only the yobs could have exactly the same done to them.

Their vile actions are cruel beyond comprehension.

Impressed by hospital care

From: Margaret Claxton, Arden Court, Northallerton.

I WOULD like to endorse the remarks made by Peter Liddle (Yorkshire Post, November 15).

I have just come out of the Friarage Hospital, Northallerton, after two months almost as good as new at the age of 91.

It is not just the medical care which impresses one, but the lovely way everyone treats you, from the top doctors to the cleaning ladies. If ever a hospital should be retained for its appreciative community, it is the Friarage.