A great theme tune without the drama | Brief letters

TV theme songs | Charles Dickens | Visas | Women authors | Festival litter

The poll of best TV theme tunes was topped by music that perfectly matched a series that was of the highest quality (Inspector Morse voted No 1 theme song in poll of TV and music fans, 30 August). But what about a theme tune attached to a less-celebrated drama? What about Crossroads, that Midlands soap with shaky dialogue and even shakier sets? The music was epic! I used to tune in for the last minute just to listen to Tony Hatch’s sweeping melody and those bold piano chords.
Richard Walker
West Malvern, Worcestershire

• Rod Earle shouldn’t be shocked by the sentence handed down to Ben John (Letters, 2 September). Part of the sentence was to read works by Charles Dickens. In Dickens’ Oliver Twist, Mr Bumble observes that the law is an ass.
Dominic Shelmerdine

• Do British citizens have any idea of the visa hurdles faced by their foreign counterparts wishing to come here (Thousands of British students in limbo with post-Brexit visa chaos, 1 September)?
Robert Goundry
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire

• Fifteen classic writers to find in the grid and just one woman – Austen (Wordsearch, 2 September). Is that the best you can do?
Lesley Cooper
Cavendish, Suffolk

• There is no such thing as a “disposable tent”, just a lazy, selfish festivalgoer (Letters, 2 September).
Pete Lavender

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