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Thursday, 4 June 2015

Whither Meet The Taxman?

In Q1 2014 I wrote about a fly on the wall documentary series about HMRC being commissioned, entitled "Meet The Taxman".

Here we are in June 2015, and not a sight nor sound of the documentary series.

Has anyone any ideas as to what happened to it?

Did cameras ever appear at any of the HMRC offices?

Tax does have to be taxing.

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  1. Considering they gave the programme makers Tiger Aspect no holds barred, unedited access, I would expect they have stalled and waited for general election to be over before going on with this.

  2. That's not the one you want to be interested in. the covert programme from earlier this year should have aired by now.

  3. Yes the cameras have been round filming

  4. Tiger Aspect Productions on behalf of Channel 4 completed the filming at Dundee Contact Centre from what I have been told. I have emailed C4 about the scheduling and this was the response....

    Thank you for contacting Channel 4 Viewer Enquiries regarding Meet The Taxman.

    We appreciate the time you have taken to contact us with your interest in this programme. Unfortunately, there are no exact scheduling details just yet as schedules further than 2 weeks ahead are subject to change; please keep an eye on the television listings for precise broadcast information.
    Television listings for all our channels can be found at:

    We are sorry for any disappointment this may cause.

    Thank you again for taking the time to contact us here at Channel 4 and for your interest in our programming.

    Kind Regards,

    Emily Rogers
    Channel 4 Viewer Enquiries

  5. I was filmed last year

  6. I'm in it too, I no longer work for them but still waiting to see if I made the cut

  7. Documentary still not been aired? Can't see that HMRC would allow anything other than positive PR into the final edit, so not sure the public will learn anything from it.

  8. Any update on this I may be in it :)

    1. Would like to know did HMRC select staff for this, was it yes people only or did they allow some authentic voices?

      Were HMRC whistle-blowers, HMRC workplace abuse victims etc given a chance to put some balance to it all, or was it just going to be a polished fake news type of programme?