From the Wires
'The Sheriffs Are Coming' on BBC One - Turbine Trouble
By: PR Newswire
Jan. 24, 2013 05:31 AM
LONDON, January 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
In the final week of the current series, the Sheriffs are busy at work enforcing County Court Judgments and recovering money that is owed but not paid, including a case against a debtor who promised a 30% cut in electricity bills.
Highlights of what else is coming up this week:
Graham runs a pub on the edge of Dartmoor; with sky-high electricity costs and frequent power cuts, he needs another option. He chose to use revolutionary wind turbines. But after waiting a year for them to be installed and then finding out they didn't work, Graham had had enough and took the supplier to court to get his money back. He asks the Sheriffs for help, but will they be blown away with excuses?
An Italian textile company supplied a Saville Row tailor, who then failed to pay their bill. Will the Sheriffs get the case all sewn up for their client?
Kieron was let go from a cleaning company without any notice and no holiday pay. When his former employer didn't even show up to the employment tribunal hearing, the Judge found in Kieron's favour. Even then they simply didn't pay. Kieron contacted the Sheriffs and asked for their help. Could they clean up for Kieron?
The BBC hit series The Sheriffs Are Coming follows individuals and business owners who have gone to court to obtain a judgment against someone who owes them money, but have never been paid all they are owed.
After transferring their judgments to the High Court for enforcement, they've turned to Croydon-based Authorised High Court Enforcement Officers, The Sheriffs Office, to get them their money back.
Armed only with a High Court writ and a chip-and-pin machine, the Sheriffs often travel in teams of two as not all debtors are pleased to see them. If payment isn't forthcoming they have the authority to seize goods, cars, jewellery, or any other asset of value. Frequently they'll get their money, but not before some difficult confrontations.
Missed any episodes? You can catch up on iPlayer or watch this week's shows at 11.00am on BBC One.
Notes to Editor
The Sheriffs Are Coming
The series was produced by Screenchannel TV, makers of Fake Britain and LutonAirport, and narrated by James Barriscale. All filming took place between May and December 2012.
The Sheriffs Office
The Sheriffs Office are Authorised High Court Enforcement Officers handling around 12,000 cases a year. Based in Croydon, they are one of the largest such companies in the UK. They have 50 officers out in the field, recovering debts of around £25m a year across England and Wales.
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