Published: 15 June, 2012
• HAIL Dennis Potter (Review of Brimstone and Treacle, May 11).
Potter was the first high-profile person publicly to castigate Rupert Murdoch’s overweening influence, and the stifling tyrannies of class, status and gutter-press ignorance.
He reclaimed TV as a creative medium with The Singing Detective, and (near death) he inspired with his observation that the difference between trivial and important doesn’t finally matter: “But the ‘nowness’ of everything is absolutely wondrous.”
Although he thought religion was the wound, not the bandage... bless him.