Knowing the print deadlines of that issue of the RadioTimes, I'm incredibly suspicious of that letter and response.
I'm not. Seems legit..
Viewer emailed RT on the evening of the 1st/2nd Jan.
RT Letters monkey e-mails BBC Press Office on the morning of the 3rd.
BBC Press Office email back a pre-prep'ed presser (knowing exactly this subject would be heading their way before the Christmas decorations are back up in the attic) same day.
Letters page last feature to be put to bed for this issue at the end of last week.
Printed over the weekend.
On sale yesterday.
Normal timeline for this feature, I'd say.
"Occasionally it gives us something good, but for the most part, it is pathetic and puerile". Lord Taylor, House Of Commons, 1959.