It might be nice to hear of the millions of retunes carried out without incident, bringing a new channel at no cost. It would be nicer still to read of the countless unofficial favours performed, resolving minor reception problems or demystifying the instruction book for customers. How many viewers enjoy better reception of Channel 4 or BBC South following my visit is anybody's guess, but they must number hundreds by now.
But no, all we get is constant grief. With monotonous regularity I get called out to people intent on blaming Channel 5 and me personally for every bit of atmospherics, every unsuppressed car that drives past, or their own inability to set the video timer.