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THE Proms programme is a delight, not just in its own right but to demonstrate how foolish Margaret Hodge's comments were this spring when she attacked the concerts for failing to be inclusive enough. In the first fortnight we have had the World Music prom and Nigel Kennedy highflying the audience before exhibiting his virtuoso brilliance; towards the end we will still be treated to the great Mahler symphonies and Vaughan Williams works.

The Dr Who prom with Catherine Tate and Daleks was a glitzy triumph enchanting both children and adult fans but also very apt for the Albert Hall as a celebration of a great British institution popular the world over. Not that we should expect anything less: new director Roger Wright has built on the success of his predecessors. Hodge could have targeted the ageing audiences and introspection of classical music in general, but the Proms is a happy exception.

Mark Sanderson, Harrow.

Caption: Popular triumph: the Doctor Who Prom enchanted children and adults alike

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