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Thats Solent
Friday 29 May 2015 4:47PM

Dear Solent Tv
Esther Rantzen is the VP of programming for That's Solent' and I thought it was great to have a local station with Esther in charge. There is a wealth of talent in this area and I believed that we would get shows that were new and innovative because there is not much on all the channels on Freeview that are worth watching. However all we get is a jewellery channel, news, sport and music. When Esther took on local television she said The most important thing for me is to make sure local TV is never dull and worthy'. There is an obvious comparison to what we were doing on That's Life! Well, it is dull why hasn't she taken on new talent and had shows' on that are different using people in the local area. There is so much potential in this area you only have to look at how successful our theatres are, The Mayflower, The New Theatre Royal, The Kings Theatre and Chichester Festival Theatre (which is the most successful outside of London). We have the most incredible locations here that could be used quite cheaply to create one off plays and shows. Please start putting on programmes that will attract audiences and show the major TV stations up with different things, take a chance by allowing creative people that live around this area an opportunity to try new things out. It could be great if you are willing to give people a chance and take some risks.
You have advertised for people and I know people in Chichester that have applied, yet you have not auditioned anyone that I know of. Television used to be so good we used to have the best in the world. All we have now is reality television so people watch programmes online because there is a wealth of good programmes on the computer. Unless television channels start being more creative people will turn to the computer to watch programmes. Take some chances with new talent allow them to do one program if they're no good get rid of them and try others, at least give them a chance!

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