Gavin Williams MP – ideal for Crackerjack | Brief letters

Children’s TV | Energy | Football | Toilet seats | Peak District

How come no mention of the three performers with by far the greatest number of appearances (Crackerjack back after 35 years as BBC takes on Netflix, 12 February)? Peter Glaze (309), Jillian Comber (188) and Leslie Crowther (159). They were the team when I went to the show with my school in the early 60s. Might Gavin Williamson MP be one of the new presenters? He seems ideal to “usher in a new era of … whizzbang audience antics” and well suited to CBBC.
Tim Davies
Batheaston, Somerset

• Boiling more water than needed in the kettle is bad enough (Are your cuppas costing more than you thought?, 9 February), but I am more despondent about people who rinse crockery items with running hot water before placing them in the dishwasher. It washes dishes. The clue is in the name.
Dr John Birtill
Guisborough, North Yorkshire

• Could those who were able to compress Scottish football reporting into about 60 words in Monday’s Guardian reapply their editing skills to English football reporting in next Monday’s, thus freeing up almost another seven pages that could be devoted to rugby and cricket?
Tom Dougan
Dalgety Bay, Fife

• I remember as a boy visiting my grandmother in a Hampshire village in the 1940s and using her earth closet, which had two different size apertures, for adults and children (Toilet seat for three in London waterways exhibition, 14 February).
David Reade
Keynsham, Somerset

• A letter (13 February) refers to “the Dark Peaks”. The two major areas of the Peak District are the White Peak and the Dark Peak. The Guardian, born and bred in Manchester, should know better than to use this egregious plural, which is becoming common.
Reg Pillinger
Stratford upon Avon

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