16 MARCH 1991, Page 26


Sir: Your diarist Craig Brown (16 Febru- ary) suggests that 'there is a splendid opening for a concerned media couple in Fairbanks, Alaska', citing Desmond Wil- cox and Esther Rantzen. My best friend, the musician, Michael Wedgwood, also my son's godfather, lives and works in Fair- banks, Alaska. I consider it to be grossly unfair for Mr Brown to hint that the Wilcox family should go there. Mike Wedgwood has been a trusted and noble friend, and does not deserve this.

Tom Thatcher

Buxbury Farm, Sutton Mandeville, Salisbury, Wiltshire