Rewind Radio 3 all the way back to the Third Programme with Through the Night | Brief letters

Music, not chat | Who’s being stung? | Obvious ethics | Our fiends in the north | Belated response

To those who yearn for a more “traditional” Radio 3 (Letters, 25 January), may I pass on my solution to the problem of “too much talk”? BBC Sounds makes available the full Through the Night programme, for 28 days. Most last for six hours, can be listened to at any time of the day, and can be paused; selections are eclectic without being “on trend”, and the only talk is a brief introduction to each piece. It is rather like the Third Programme.
Nigel Reynolds
Haxby, North Yorkshire

• The late great Terry Pratchett once alluded to the image of a wasp landing on a nettle: “someone’s going to get stung and you don’t care who”. For some reason this sprang to mind when I read the report of Andrew Bridgen suing Matt Hancock for £100,000 over a tweet (Report, 26 January).
Wallace McDowell
Kenilworth, Warwickshire

• Rishi Sunak insisting he had to wait for his ethics adviser to report on the Nadhim Zahawi debacle, was like a man standing in his garden getting soaking wet and insisting he has to phone the Met Office to see if it’s raining.
Graham Newman
Padworth, Berkshire

• Now we really are in the shit, with Michael Gove promising to bring the “spirit” of Thatcherism to northern England (Report, 25 January). Have we not suffered enough?
Kate Layden
Dewsbury, West Yorkshire

• I see you’ve published a letter (26 January) replying to one that was printed on 9 July 1986. If I live to 99, might I expect to read replies to my letters? I can’t wait.
Pete Bibby

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