11 and a half years a slave to Guardian list of ‘1000 films to see before you die’

Oliver Reed and Marianne Faithfull in the 1967 film I’ll Never Forget What’s ’Is Name, directed by Michael Winner.
‘A poor excuse for lots of gratuitous shots of women in bikinis’? The 1967 Michael Winner film I’ll Never Forget What’s ’Is Name, featuring Oliver Reed and Marianne Faithfull. Photograph: Universal/Kobal/REX/Shutterstock

Mounting evidence from around the country demonstrates that the use of the private sector to provide health and social care as a substitute for state provision is damaging the health and wellbeing of our population (Whistleblower describes ‘cut-throat’ culture at private healthcare provider, 1 January). It’s time for us the people to “take back control”. Let’s do it!
Gillian Dalley

• In June 2007 you gave us a list of “1000 films to see before you die”. On Friday I finished it with a Michael Winner film that seemed to be a poor excuse for lots of gratuitous shots of women in bikinis. Thanks. While I may also take you to task for inflicting The Cremaster Cycle on us, your list took me through some, er, intriguing films I’d never otherwise have seen.
Ray Milner
Cockermouth, Cumbria

• Having acquired a Google Home Hub for Christmas, John Harris asks what can be done to prevent Google harvesting personal data (Together we can thwart big tech’s data grab. Here’s how, 7 January). I might have missed something, but perhaps a good start would be to not purchase a Google Home Hub in the first place.
Colin Piper

• Splendid letters-page photo of the guard dog doing its stuff in Bradford (4 January). But look at the buddleias in full bloom on Christmas Day! Once again Yorkshire leads the way.
Terry Melville
Pudsey, West Yorkshire

• If the BBC is so short of money (Theresa May’s broken promise to the over-75s, 2 January), why doesn’t it introduce equal pay, ie pay men the same as women and not vice versa?
Mary Wilde
Hampton Hill, London