The Independent has been in the news a bit recently, and thats's why I would like to ask anybody out there for views. What we want to do is produce the sort of newspaper you really want.
So please let me know the type of news or features or pictures or investigations you would like. Do you want Strictly or the Large Hadron Collider or Britain on the Booze, or Damian Green or all of the above? I sometimes think we are not women-friendly enough in our coverage. But I am a bloke and probably useless at that, so I am asking you: what could we do to become more woman-friendly?
And I think our print product and our multi-platform web operations -- online, video, downloads etc etc -- should be closely related. I can't get enough of our brilliant political analyst Steve Richards -- and I mean that in a good way -- so I would like to see him all over the internet as well as the paper. But of course he is only human!
Anyway, please let me know below.
On a totally other matter: what about Sunday night's telly? Personally, I can't stand the BBC -- I think it is bloated, bureaucratic, ripe for partial privatisation, and astonishingly inept at handling its own problems. But crikey, it does show fantastic TV. And on Sunday night with Wallander (90 minutes) and Spooks (60 minutes) you had 2 1/2 hours of absolute diamond-crusted, five-star, double Olympic gold medal television drama.
Unless you had an IQ the size of Greater Manchester it was all pretty baffling, (and I have actually read the magnificent Wallander novels by Henning Mankell), but both shows are wonderfully acted, photographed and written. And by the end I knew that Sweden is vicious and corrupt, and obviously everyone in MI5 appears to have gone rogue. Only one tiny complaint (well, not that tiny): at the end of Wallander, which was stuffed with superlative performances, I wanted to see who some of those mighty actors were, and I don't just mean brilliant David Warner as Ken Branagh's dotty dad.
But what happened was that the tiny-type end credits shot up the screen like a rocket. They were quite impossible to read. So please BBC, slow down and let the public see who these marvellous actors are.