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Wednesday, 30 May 2012

TV Licensing Encounter


Further intelligence on the enemy's operation is presented today, thanks to the magic of YouTube.

This jovial TV Licensing man operates in the Tyne & Wear area.

To his credit he acts in a perfectly polite and dignified manner, despite trying to incorrectly imply there was some law that requires non-viewers to prove their TV-free status. The householder, evidently a bit of a "Freeman of the Land" type person, then delves into semantics about how law is different to statute (which it isn't, actually).

I hope TV Licensing man's colleagues are taking note at the non-intimidatory way he conducts his business. Capita could even use this video for staff training purposes to show how someone with no legal rights at all should behave when visiting another's property.

TV Licensing man's smiley face will be displayed here in perpetuity.

Watch the video here.

4 comments:

Ray Turner said...

I find this amazing. I seem to have been living in a different world to some of your other readers. I'm loathe to support TV Licensing, but in the interests of balance I feel I should say that TV licensing haven't caused me a problem during the period that I have not needed a licence.

I disconnected my TV on 31st Dec and on 1st Jan I used the TV licensing online system to formally record that I didn't need a licence. TV licensing sent me a stock letter acknowledging that declaration.

I've enough self discipline not to watch live TV and genuinely didn't do so whilst I was without a TV licence.

Some months later, feeling I was getting a little too far out of touch with news & current affairs, I bought a new TV. I didn't connect it up immediately, preferring to wait for the start of a new month. 1st June arrived, I followed the letter of the law, bought a new licence, connected the TV and started watching again.

I played it by the book and wasn't bothered by TV licensing at all.

Exactly as it should be.

How do they select which addresses to target and which to leave alone I wonder....?

admin said...

To be honest Ray, given your prompt return to licensed status I doubt you gave TV Licensing enough time to set their spiral of threatening letters into motion.

admin said...

As for how they select addresses to target, it works something like this:

- Built up area is favoured to rural area: TV Licensing salemen earn commission on every licence sold, so target densely populated areas.
- TV Licensing opponents get favourable treatment: Read our stories about Michael Shakespeare and "Pandora's Box" to see what I mean.

Make no mistake that TV Licensing are scum, who maximise their profits by targeting the vulnerable and infirm and telling lies along the way.

TJoK said...

That filth were on to my address like a flash.

There was one threat letter then two Saturday morning visits consecutively within the first month.

About 6 months after that some goon turned up asking if I was Mr ******** (previous licence holder) so I knew it was a tvl pice of **** come to put the frighteners on.

I asked him several times who he was yet he didn't identify himself unless I opened the door as he didn't want to speak to me through partially opened net curtains. I swiftly told him if he doesn't identify himself he'll talk to nobody. Just as he said "TV Licence and went to produce his id card I shut the curtains leaving him stood there comissionless.