Information about TVL presentation

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Dear British Broadcasting Corporation,

A presentation was made today, 6th December 2013, by TV Licensing™ at the Chinese Community Centre in Birmingham. Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 please provide the following:

1. A copy of the presentation itself,
2. The name(s) of TV Licensing™ staff involved,
3. The name(s) of the said staff's employer(s).

Yours faithfully,


PS ‘TV Licensing’ is a trade mark of the BBC (hence the use of TV Licensing™ above) and is used under licence by companies paid to administer the collection of TV licence fees and enforcement of TV licensing on behalf of the BBC.

Peter Jones left an annotation ()

Can you read Cantonese Watchkeeper?

Watchkeeper left an annotation ()

No, but "lemon chicken with fried rice" gets me what I want.

The image shows it's in English, with an English presenter whom you may recognise. I doubt he speaks Cantonese, either ...

FOI Enquiries, British Broadcasting Corporation

Dear Sir,

Thank you for your request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, as detailed in your email below. Your request was received on 6th December 2013. We will deal with your request as promptly as possible, and at the latest within 20 working days. If you have any queries about your request, please contact us at the address below.

The reference number for your request is RFI20131835.

Kind regards

The Information Policy & Compliance Team

BBC Freedom of Information
BC2 B6, Broadcast Centre
201 Wood Lane
London W12 7TP
Email: [BBC request email]

Tel: 020 8008 2882

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FOI Enquiries, British Broadcasting Corporation

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Dear Watchkeeper,

Please find attached the response to your request for information, reference RFI20131835.

Yours sincerely,

The Information Policy and Compliance Team

BBC Information Policy and Compliance
BC2B6, Broadcast Centre
201 Wood Lane
London W12 7TP, UK

Email: mailto:[BBC request email]
Tel: 020 8008 2882
Fax: 020 8008 2398

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Peter Jones left an annotation ()

Mark Whitehouse, of TV Licensing PR contractor Clarke Associates, is a shrinking violet Watchkeeper, as you know!

Here's some of his work, so he's obviously not shy:

Watchkeeper left an annotation ()

Yes. I'm sure Mr Whitehouse was introduced by name at the presentation so that datum is in the public domain.

If you look at the image published online:

you'll see the name Mark Binnersley associated with it. Mark Binnersley is Account Manager at Clarke Associates UK Ltd, but his likeness is nothing like the one in the image mentioned above:

Mark Whitehouse, however, fits the bill:

Something fishy going on here, as ever with PR types.