Parliament Boycott could be a winner

If the hat fits? Geoffrey Boycott for PM, reckons John Saunders
If the hat fits? Geoffrey Boycott for PM, reckons John Saunders. Photograph: Anthony Upton/Rex Features

Huw Wheldon, then MD of BBC, confessed that, at a rehearsal of Dad’s Army (Mark Lawson, 25 July) he knew that “we had a disaster on our hands”. At the coffee break, all was revealed. Huw had assumed John Le Mesurier (tall and languid) was to be the officer and Arthur Lowe (short and bouncy) the sergeant. The opposite was, of course, the essential joke. Comedy is a serious business.
John Prescott Thomas

• Now that it looks as though millions of Pakistanis have chosen the former cricket star Imran Khan as the leader most likely to unravel the country’s complex social and political problems (Editorial, 27 July), is it not time for the English electorate to choose one of their many cricketing heroes as a replacement for Theresa May? Geoffrey Boycott would seem to be a frontrunner.
John Saunders

• What an absolute joy Matthew Engel’s article was (Sport, 26 July). While I am every bit as concerned as he is over the way Test and county cricket is going, I had a smile on my face as I read it. Thank you.
Catherine Waterson

• How right Alice O’Keefe is (My advice for the heatwave: discover the joy of being naked, 27 July). The only problem is I don’t have the courage to drive my Morris Minor in the buff yet. The seats get sticky!
Dick Cole
Chichester, West Sussex

• Morris Traveller – done that. 2CVs – several. It’s Berlingos now!
Leslie Neal
Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria

• A collective name for Santas (Letter, 26 July)? A ho ho host…
Sue Wallace
Thame, Oxfordshire

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