Please reinstate the Radio 2 Book Club on Simon Mayo's Drivetime.
We cannot afford to lose any precious books coverage from national radio. And shows like the Radio 2 Book Club are, after all, what the BBC is for.
Why is this important?
Books help us understand the world. They help us empathise. They help create communities.
The Radio 2 Book Club on Simon Mayo's Drivetime was a unique offering: it created engagement with people who didn't necessarily think of themselves as avid readers. It gave listeners a voice - a chance to critique books on national radio. And it created national debate about books at a time when, arguably, we need it most.
The Radio 2 Book Club was a critical component of the BBC's cultural coverage. Take it away and you take away a conversation about books with millions of people who may not get it elsewhere.
Please: reinstate the R2 Book Club. For the good of literature. For the good of readers. And the good of society.