The ultimate vision of hell from the BBC | Brief letters

An internet-only world | Rishi Sunak | Sad Christmas song | Bread sauce society | A galling discovery

“Imagine a world that is internet-only, where broadcast TV and radio are being switched off and choice is infinite,” says Tim Davie, the BBC director general (Report, 7 December). I imagined – it sounds like hell.
Pete Lavender

• “I’m shocked, shocked, to find that gambling is going on in here,” said Captain Louis Renault, prefect of police, in the casino in Casablanca (Rishi Sunak ‘absolutely shocked’ by Michelle Mone allegations, 7 December).
TG Ashplant

• One sad Christmas song (Letters, 7 December) that reduced me to tears as a child in the 1950s was The Little Boy that Santa Claus Forgot, sung by Nat King Cole. “He sent a note to Santa / For some soldiers and a drum / It broke his little heart / When he found Santa hadn’t come.” I’m welling up as I type.
John Gilroy

• I volunteer to be chair of the Bread Sauce Preservation Society, as proposed by Neil Angrave (Letters, 7 December). I make a large batch every year to have with Christmas dinner and we enjoy it even better cold on Boxing Day. Membership is free – please join to uphold this traditional accompaniment.
Gill Empson
Edwinstowe, Nottinghamshire

• When I was helping my wife clear her late parents’ house, I was deputed to sort their bedroom. In a bedside table drawer, I found a hospital phial labelled “Frank’s gallstones” (Letters, 7 December).
Terry Mahoney
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

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