Letter: End of Viewpoint

HAVING heard about the imminent end of Central Television's superb Viewpoint series, I am concerned about the future of serious factual programmes on the third channel. As a result of decisions taken nationally by the ITV network bosses, regional companies will cease to screen Viewpoint as well as Yorkshire Television's excellent First Tuesday. Last year, Thames Television's This Week ended, and its successor, Carlton's The Big Story is weak by comparison. On the evidence to date, those who predicted a decline in the number of quality current affairs and documentary programmes have been vindicated.

Lee Adam Dobson, Derbyshire