This time of the year is generally a period when more T.V. is watched by more viewers than at any other time. It has been an unusually many months since I last was allocated to sit on a T.V. Licensing court where alleged non license holders are prosecuted. But for a long time along with many colleagues I have been convinced that TV Licensing should be a civil matter. However all said and done T.V. licensing per se, a topic in the past, has evoked more comments than most other contentious issues. Shortly after this 2010 post a Freedom of Information request was made to and refused by the BBC. Perhaps a colleague can assist with some useful information.