I didn't have a telly for years. Going back about twenty years I had all the threatening letters and they are really, really threatening, then a guy turned up at the door and asked if I had a telly? I said no and shut the door, he knocked again and asked if could come in and have a look? Like fook you can says I and shut the door again. About three or four months later (I was out) and my missus opened the door to the tv guy and TWO coppers with a warrant. Anyway she had to let them in and the coppers who we both knew we're really taking the piss out the tv guy, he insisted on looking upstairs, when he asked to look in the loft the coppers told him to stop being ridiculous. One of them even lifted up a rug so matey could look under it. Anyway the coppers were laughing matey was knasshing his teeth and he even asked why I didn't let him in in the first place which would have saved all this hassle? One of the coppers then read him the riot act and aid if they'd bothered to get a hit from a detector van then HE wouldn't have wasted anyone's time. I was gutted I missed it.
Anyway Boris should scrap the feckers and make it pay to view. I hate it, strictly, the odd period drama, none of which I watch and it's about £130/year. Compare that to the other main tv providers and you could buy a years subscription for about the same but they actually make tv program's so you won't get offered up films like The Sting or comedy like Morecombe and Wise on Crimbo day. I swear they think their market is very low IQ and either between four and twelve or between eighty and a hundred years of age.