Letter: Memories of quality television drama

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Sir: The repeat showing of Testament of Youth on BBC 2 on Saturday evenings is a stark reminder of the high quality of drama from the BBC in the not too distant past.

With honourable exceptions, comparison with material currently masquerading as drama or entertainment does not give cause for confidence in the future. Standards were clearly higher in the late Seventies when this particular production was made.

For many of my own friends and acquaintances, a more frequent dip into the library of material from that time would be welcome indeed, instead of the diet currently being served up by those in charge.

Yours faithfully,


MP for Sheffield Brightside (Lab)


14 October