Letter: Diana, latest victim of the car culture

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Letter: Diana, latest victim of the car culture

Sir: Whoever was responsible for ordering that Radios 4 and 3 were to be harnessed together following the death of Princess Diana really should be sacked. It shows how cheap, unwise and "tabloid" the BBC's judgement has become under John Birt.

Very sad as the news was, many people want to be able to reflect on tragedy in their own way with the solace of normal music programmes, especially with the fine repertoire of music frequently broadcast on R3.

Like the BBC's Gulf war news or Elvis Presley's death anniversary, this was bad-taste overkill, and in the end is counter-productive, making heroes and heroines out of the already over-hyped, thus diminishing their true merit.