Granada television under Sidney Bernstein's inspired leadership did indeed pioneer many praiseworthy developments in the coverage of political events but it was not the first to take television cameras to a party conference. A current affairs team from BBC Television Talks Department covered the Conservative Party conference - Sir Winston Churchill's last - which began at Blackpool on 7 October 1954. Granada television did not start transmitting until 3 May 1956.
MAY I make a small correction to Sir Denis Forman's appreciative tribute to his former chief Lord Bernstein which followed Anthony Howard's full and perceptive obituary (6 February)? writes Leonard Miall.