FATHER TED

 

Sir, It was with considerable" amusement that I read of RTE's recent decision to purchase the Channel Four comedy Father Ted and to screen all 16 episodes later this year. How ironic that the policy setters of our national broad casting network have belatedly seen fit to acknowledge the talent of one of the most innovative comedians to come out of this country. How unfortunate that they failed to nurture Morgan's potential when they had the chance to. By scrapping Scrap Saturday at the height of its success, RTE again illustrated a consistent future to take calculated risks and, a propensity to pander to the demands of Government and clergy. Yours, etc., Blackrock Dundalk, Co Louth.