Letter: TV censors on the march

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Sir: I am the father of a two-year-old daughter and I too am worried about violence on TV ("Why EastEnders is scarier than Tarantino", 13 December), but I am more worried about where it will be in 20 years' time.

I can't help feeling that my daughter will be deprived of the works of such writers as Dennis Potter, Jimmy McGovern and Alan Bleasdale. And where will it stop? In the last few years we have already seen this moral minority try to ban films by Martin Scorsese, Oliver Stone and David Cronenberg. Will it be books next?

Violence has always been part of society. After all it is the Bayeux Tapestry that tells of the Norman conquest, not the Normans going out to conquer because they were watching too much tapestry.

MATTHEW WEBB

Eastling, Kent

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