Why we're here:
This blog is to highlight the unjust persecution of legitimate non-TV users at the hands of TV Licensing. These people do not require a licence and are entitled to live without the unnecessary stress and inconvenience caused by TV Licensing's correspondence and employees.

If you use equipment to receive or record live broadcast television programmes then the law requires you to have a licence and we encourage you to buy one.

Sunday, 14 December 2014

Yellow-Bellied TV Licensing Goon: Too Scared to Knock


A cowardly TV Licensing goon was so worried about knocking on the door of a legally-licence-free property that he crept up the garden path and discreetly left a calling card instead.

Video footage shows how the goon, bizarrely wearing a high-visibility vest, opens the garden gate with his handheld device in one hand and completed calling card in the other. He made no attempt whatsoever to knock at the door, choosing instead to push the calling card straight through the letterbox. The entire visit, which happened at 8.10 am this morning, was completed within 15 seconds.

Sadly the video is not clear enough to identify the goon in question, as the low light levels and rain droplets obscured the camera's view. The goon identified himself as "Young" on the card, which is shown below.
 

The goon's unusual behaviour may be explained by the fact that a previous TV Licensing visit to the property was filmed and uploaded to YouTube. On that occasion the goon, who was noticeably perspiring, broke TV Licensing rules by petulantly threatening the occupier with a search warrant.

A TV licence is only required for those properties where equipment is installed or used to receive TV programmes. Anyone who doesn't need a TV licence is under no legal obligation whatsoever to communicate or co-operate with TV Licensing.

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Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Update: TV Licensing Abandons Care Worker Prosecution

In October we wrote about Radhika, a West Midlands care worker who had been summoned to court after what she considered an uneventful TV Licensing visit to her home.

You might recall that a TV Licensing goon had visited her property, engaged her in conversation in the kitchen and surreptitiously completed a TVL178 Record of Interview form with inaccurate information.

Radhika did not legally need a TV licence, as she never used equipment to receive TV programmes within the property.

On our advice Radhika responded to the summons and indicated a not guilty plea. She attended Coventry Magistrates' Court on Monday, 8th December to deliver that same not guilty plea to the bench in person.

Well what do you know? The TV Licensing Court Presenter scuttled across the greet Radhika outside the courtroom and told her that the charges against her were being withdrawn. No further explanation was given.

Speaking in an email, she told us: "Just the thought of going to court made me so stressed and took over 3 months of my life, just thinking about the same thing again and again when you haven't done anything wrong. 

"I think most of the people just find it easy to plea guilty because just of the thought of going to court."

Radhika is on the button with that observation. TV Licensing thrives on the fact that many people just roll over and accept their fate for an easy life. As her case demonstrates once again, anyone who isn't guilty shouldn't be afraid of taking the fight to TV Licensing.

In all likelihood it'll be TV Licensing that rolls over, rather than have its sordid little secrets exposed in court!