I am writing this letter in order to publicly thank the BBC for their coverage last Sunday of an excclknt British Grand Prix.
To my mind they provided coverage which was of a very high standard, quite excelling that which we have seen from the various other national TV companies covering Grands Prix so far this year. Intelligent use was made by the producer of the cameras he had at his disposal around and above the circuit and that was accompanied by rdativcly well-informed and entertaining commentary from the beginning to the end of the transmission. In addition to that, and much to my extreme pleasure, the BBC felt able to transmit the wholc race from beginning to end, preceding such coverage with a 15-20 minute introduction. That, I think, above all else is a point worthy of particular mention, especially having n:gard to the fact that the BBC had to transmit in addition an athletics programme to which they were also committed.
I visited Brands Hatch two years ago to watch the British Grand Prix, and had not a happy time there. That experience led me to write to your magazine then. I understand form one or two of my friends who had accompanied me at the time and who went this year that the situation this year was worse in many respects. Therefore, for the BBC to be able to provide such comprehensive coverage of the race meant that there was this year a viable alternative to actually attending the circuit in order to watch the Grand Prix.
That they presented their programme in an objective, intelligent and most interesting manner is very much to their credit.
Coventry C. BAILEY