The blurb in The Guide (SMH) says: "Like a good read? Fancy a chat about latest book releases, classics and gossip about the world of words?" And there was a program break advert tonight that showed Jennifer Byrne ("dynamic, award-winning") clutching a pile of spilling tomes and laughing her head off. She seems like a nice person and is obviously excited about this première of a new show. I just wonder about the wisdom of including on the panel "the effervescent host of Gardening Australia, Peter Cundall."
I remember e-mailing the ABC some time ago (late march, to be exact) to moan about the demise of the Sunday-afternoon program, Words. Here's what Camilla Bourke of ABC Audience and Consumer Affairs said:
I am sorry you are upset about the decision to discontinue producing this program. Please be assured I have noted and forwarded your comments to the Arts and Entertainment Division who have informed me there are plans to present a new arts program in the Tuesday evening Arts time slot at 10.00pm.
She was very nice about it (even though I wasn't strictly aware that there even was a 'Tuesday evening arts slot'), and provided me with the information I wanted. And now, tomorrow night, we're going to get it. I can't wait.