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C4 tackles “The Complainers”

UK pubcaster Channel 4 has commissioned Dragonfly Productions to make The Complainers, a six-part series about the rise of complaints in Britain.
July 15, 2013

UK pubcaster Channel 4 has commissioned Dragonfly Productions to make The Complainers, a six-part series about the rise of complaints in Britain.

The 6 x 60-minutes documentary series looks at the boom in complaints that customer services departments are facing in the banking sector, along with rail companies, airlines, supermarkets and telephone companies.

The series, airing in 2014, promises access to top British companies and their complaint handlers, who work in call centers, social media, and on the front lines.

It also aims to show the lengths companies will go to retain their business, and shows the flip side, with cameras going into the homes of the complainers to find out their motivations.

The Complainers was ordered by Nick Mirsky, Channel 4′s deputy head of factual, and is executive produced by Tamara Abood.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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