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Sunday, 5 October 2014

Author Pens Reverse Threatogram to TV Licensing


Bestselling author Rosen Trevithick is way too busy writing books to waste her time watching TV programmes.

Like thousands of other people across the land, Rosen informed TV Licensing of her TV-free status in the mistaken belief they would leave her in peace. Like thousands of other people across the land, she's been left disappointed when TV Licensing decided to continue their menacing and legally-unjustified enquiries regardless.

Rosen, author of the popular Smelly Troll books for kids, decided to take a leaf out of TV Licensing's book by sending them a reverse threatogram. She posted her letter on Twitter and has kindly agreed to us republishing it in the image above.

We particularly like the following excerpt, which epitomises the suspicious nature of TV Licensing's enquiries: "I shall assume you (TV Licensing) are lying and ignorant of your correspondence, much like last year when I told you I had no television set and you visited my personal home anyway".

If anyone has written their own reverse threatogram to TV Licensing then we'd love to hear from you too. You can contact us using the email address on the sidebar.

1 comment:

TheKnightsShield said...

Humorous but pointless, but funny nevertheless. Unfortunately the funny side of the letter will be lost on TVL and they'd more than likely to send her a reply with all the usual recycled tosh. Simply put, replying to ANY of their letters, no matter how hard they are to stomach, is a wasted effort. Even still, I congratulate the author for their inginuity. Chuckled a bit, if I'm to be honest. :)

If memory serves, TVL's letters are as follows:

1. Directed at specifically those thay aren't licenced in the hopes that they'll respond.
2. The letters are worded in such a way and they are "green-lighted" by the BBC.
3. Sent at a certain frequency (time wise, not audio) and for a reason, as so to avoid being considered harrasing.
4. Good for wiping your ....

Ok, so not exactly no. 4, but you get the general idea.

Also, whenever I compare the TV licence to other things, I don't use products from shops/supermarkets, as that's a bit daft. I always use fishing and firearm licences. So much more relevant. ;) Have you ever considered using those examples in a blog entry before?

Anyway, good blog entry. Always nice to hear from Chuckles. :D