CBeebies Bedtime Hour

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This complaint to the BBC television channel CBeebies was penned by Matt Coyne, author of the hilarious book, ‘Man vs Toddler – The Trials and Triumphs of Toddlerdom ‘. It takes issue with the BBC’s scheduling of ‘Bedtime Hour’ at 6.00pm.

David Wilson Homes – How Not to Build a House

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I wrote this letter 18 years ago to David Wilson Homes in a failed attempt to get them to put right defects with my new house. It didn’t work, they didn’t give a damn. It must have cost them a fortune.

The Milkman and the Rocket Launcher

Before I start posting new letters, I though it would be worth revisiting a few of the early ones. I wrote this one 9 years ago and ended up reading it to twelve million people on NPR Radio in the USA.

An Arrhythmia Story

A dear friend of DCR has been through hell and back after she was treated for cardiac arrhythmia. Please read her story and share it. This is about a complaint, but this time, it is a very serious one. Very serious indeed.

Stratstone BMW – Can I have my Car Back Please?

Two weeks ago, I had two cars towed away on consecutive days. It wasn’t a good week. The first car was a cherished 21 year old sports car I’ve owned for 14 years and the alternator had finally given up the ghost. No problem with that. The second was a brand new BMW 420D M Sport Plus that I had just paid an awful lot of money for just a few weeks earlier. Oh well, Stratstone BMW would fix it for me wouldn’t they?
Well actually it turned out, they wouldn’t….

British Airways – The Suppository Gnome

British Airways gnome

John Wines and his wife Julie planned a holiday of a lifetime – a safari trip to Africa. To make sure that everything went to plan, John booked his flights with the ‘World’s Favourite Airline’. That, it turned out, was a big mistake….

Tampax Tampon Tantrum

Yes, this is a complaint letter about tampons.  So “Why is there a cuddly Labrador puppy?” I hear you say.  That’s Andrex, not Tampax, right? Well, it’s not just any old Labrador, it’s Marley, and he’s in the letter

A Nice LIDL Earner!

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Steve Crowley recently witnessed his local Lidl store fining an elderly pensioner £90 for accidentally contravening their new parking restrictions. Steve thought that was disgraceful. If you agree, sign the petition to bring this odious practice to an end

Verizon: A Fishy Case of Mistaken Identity

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Comedy writer Stephanie Yuhas was less than thrilled when Verizon Mobile sent her a bill for a cell phone which she didn’t even own. Apparently, someone had stolen her identity – or at least part of it…

Calor: A Nasty Case of Morning Gas

Kevin Borgers had had a busy bank holiday weekend and then a storm kept him awake most of the night. When he eventually got to sleep, he was less than happy when war broke out in his cul de sac…