Letter: Radio Dumb

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The Independent Culture
Sir: The dumbing down of radio (report, 16 January; letters, 19 January) can, in part, be attributed to the studio audiences of so- called comedy programmes. The BBC seems desperate to drag in as many whistlers and whoopers as possible. They'll laugh at almost everything that is said because they understand they have to and because it's better to be safe than serious. I suggest we need a Humorous Fraud Office to investigate this problem immediately.


Andover, Hampshire