Raw deal on Five imposed on NI viewers

Make whatever sense you can of this rigmarole about receiving that poor relation of a terrestrial TV channel, Five . If you have Freeview boxes that aren’t specified here, can you continue to get ITV3 and 4 if you don’t bother to retune? It’s a lousy deal anyway. It means you lose the best sports coverage in the world – the Tour de France on IT4! And what about those re-runs of Morse and Cracker?

Former BBC journalist and manager in Belfast, Manchester and London, Editor Spolight; Political Editor BBC NI; Current Affairs Commissioning editor BBC Radio 4; Editor Political and Parliamentary Programmes, BBC Westminster; former London Editor Belfast Telegraph. Hon Senior Research Fellow, The Constitution Unit, Univ Coll. London