TV Adverts Deter Viewers

REGARDING Derek Warren’s problem finding a suitable TV programme (No joy on TV, Times, January 12), quality started going downhill when pay TV came in.

Fees far greater than the licences supported its programmes of old, and there were still adverts.

What is left over is available for free-to-air TV. There are some good movies, but I will not watch them if I have to endure an hour of adverts. There are well-liked comedy shows on the ABC, but the sense of humour does not equal the likes of the Two Ronnies.

Like Derek, I object to paying for what used to cost very little and I watch less TV than I did.

Unless Derek invests in a PC and downloads stuff, he can only go with the stuff on offer.

JACK MOORE, Sorrento.