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Sir: The spokeswoman who maintained that News At Ten "would often begin a moment or two adrift from 10pm" is being highly economical with the truth ("Blair misses headlines", 4 August). I was a transmission controller with ITV for 16 years, and during that time the news only ever started past 10pm if it was preceded by a party political broadcast. It never started before the scheduled time. The fact that it does so now is purely down to sloppy scheduling.

D P WHISTLER

Finchampstead, Berkshire

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