Sherwood resonates with its portrayal of divide and rule | Brief letters

Sherwood resonates with its portrayal of divide and rule | Brief letters

James Graham’s BBC One drama | ‘Rinse and repeat’ | Glastonbury lost property | Standing on one leg | Martin Rowson’s fur cups

It was the wonderful Lucy Mangan’s initial review of Sherwood that prompted me to watch it, and it didn’t disappoint. However, far from finding the final episode “very slightly underwhelming” as she said in her five-star review (28 June), I found Julie’s comments about “them in power” wanting to keep us divided, and to pit worker against worker, utterly resonant.
Deirdre Burrell
Mortimer, Berkshire

• Concerning the instruction to “rinse and repeat” (Italian hairdressers face fines for shampooing amid heatwave, 28 June), some of us twigged decades ago that this was a cunning ruse to sell double the amount of shampoo.
Dr Brigid Purcell
Norwich

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