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Web Site Created Monday 17th May 1999.  This page updated Monday 12th January 2015.

Are you signed up with Sky TV? Have you ever tried contacting them by any method other than a lengthy wait in a phone queue?

Sucks doesn't it?

Further below: Let's see what happens when you have issues with Sky TV and need to contact them other than by phone.


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Tim Harris February 2014

Tim Harris

Dear Sky...

Have you ever tried contacting Sky TV by email? No, because it's bloody hard to isn't it? The only way seems to be if you're disabled and happen to stumble across the following page link:


So I've used this to email them a message having ticked an option for them to reply to me by email 'within the next 48 hours'.

The story so far...

January 2013 I signed to a deal giving me cheap broadband / landline. The landline then went down and 2.5 months later I got an email congratulating me on signing up with Sky from which point the landline worked again. I hadn't missed it because most calls are cold calls. Broadband and satellite worked fine so I had no issue and knew it was just Sky dawdling along until somebody somewhere pressed the right button.

November 2014 I signed up for 2 years free broadband by getting Sky Sports 5. This time the landline, broadband and satellite started playing up.

12th January 2015: Pissed off now, so have contacted Sky by using the one buried link that I could find. It's not like I could have used my landline to make a free call to them so I had to email.

Monday 12th January 11:03am

Phone and Broadband have been playing up since November 

My customer account no:

Since upgrading to include Sky Sports 5 & 2-years-free broadband I have had major issues with the phone / broadband / satellite. This occurred from 9th November.

The landline doesn't work at all, when people try to phone me they get a constant engaged tone. The satellite receiver says it is not connected to a phone line (though it is). Broadband works but is getting slower and slower: the download speed used to be 1032kbps and is currently running at 40kbps.

I have unplugged everything (micro filters included) as per the instructions on the website and this has made no difference.

I had this kind of problem when I last took a deal from Sky and 2.5 months later from the time issues started I got an email from Sky congratulating me for taking up that particular broadband / phone deal and from that point it worked again.

I'm close to cancelling Sky altogether in spite of any contracts I'm tied in to as this is unacceptably poor service and as this is the 2nd time this has happened.

Can you please rectify these issues before I cancel my account? I see no point in paying 82 a month for nothing, and will not do so as of February.

Thanks, Tim

Monday, January 12, 2015 11:04 AM

"no_reply@defacto-cms.com" <no_reply@defacto-cms.com>

Dear Tim Harris,

Thanks for using our online help request form on www.sky.com/accessibility.
We've received your request and your unique customer reference is

We will get back to you within the next 48 hours.

Kind regards
Accessible Customer Service Team

Please do not reply to this email address. Replies to this email address are not monitored or reviewed and you will not receive a response."

Grange Hill Memories - a one day cast reunion event held in Chiswick

Grange Hill Memories

On Sunday 25th May 2014 various well-remembered cast members from Grange Hill reunited for an event titled Grange Hill Memories. Andrew O'Day provided biographical notes for the event's brochure and obtained many photos whilst at the event.


For photos from the event go to the following page:

Grange Hill Memories

Tim Harris New Gallery Website - Laurel and Hardy Tim Harris New Gallery Website - The Wizard Of Oz Jack Haley Judy Garland Ray Bolger Bert Lahr
Let's hear it for The New Gallery And another recent arrival, Gallery3

The O.L.G. Doctor Who Gallery - Elisabeth Sladen The Doctor Who Gallery

Personalities from the best series in the world can be found here

Part of The O.L.G. Doctor Who Pages

The O.L.G. Doctor Who Gallery - Verity Lambert and Barry Letts

A blast from the past! Tim Harris in comics.
Super Spider-Man TV Comic No. 472 Captain America UK No. 57 Left: Two of the three comics I had my name published in. I'd entered a competition to win a copy of a book titled Heroes of the Spaceways and was one of the winners.

Super Spider-Man TV Comic No. 472

Captain America No. 57 (dated 24 Mar 1982)

I entered the competition as Timothy Harris and was named as such in the competition results.

Below: the covers to the comics the competition appeared in, and the cover to the book I won.

Super Spider-Man TV Comic No. 458

Captain America No. 43

The other comic I had my name printed in (thanks to my brother) was an early edition of Whoopee (which I don't currently have a copy of)

Super Spider-Man TV Comic No. 458 Captain America UK No. 43 Heroes of the  Spaceways
The competition was to unscramble some simple space hero anagrams:

Elku Wykrakles     And Rade     Bleraa Ralb     Nagol    Trodoc How     Trisem Copks     Ramnedmoc Karrets

Slafh Groond     Jor Kabel     Sefoorpors Sutamseraq

Below: books you surely can't live without and all containing the words Tim Harris (and very likely the words Andrew O'Day too)

The Language of Doctor Who - Book Cover

The Language of Doctor Who: From Shakespeare to Alien Tongues (Science Fiction Television) [Hardcover]

by Jason Barr, Camille D. G. Mustachio

With a chapter (and Bad Wolf-related joke) written by Andrew O'Day.

May 16, 2014

Hardcover: 304 pages

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

1442234806     978-1442234802

Order from Amazon.co.uk

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Contains my two favourite words in print: Tim Harris

Below: four must-buy books for any occasion:              

Doctor Who - The Eleventh Hour     

Doctor Who The Eleventh Hour

Edited with an Introduction by Andrew O'Day.     Chapters by Richard Hewett, Frank Collins, Matthew Kilburn, Dee Amy-Chinn, David Budgen, Simone Knox, Jonathan Bignell, Piers D. Britton, Vasco Hexel, Matt Hills, Brigid Cherry, Neil Perryman, and Ross P. Garner

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Order the paperback or hardcover from Amazon.com


Contains those all important words in print: Tim Harris.

New Dimensions of Doctor Who 'Doctor Who in Time and Space' edited by Gillian I Leitch. Book cover featuring Billie Piper and Christopher Eccleston'Terry Nation' published book cover

1 New Dimensions of Doctor Who

Order from Amazon.co.uk          (Pre-order from Amazon.com)

  Edited by Matt Mills with a chapter written by Andrew O'Day

An all-important book in that it features those two favourite words of mine in print: Tim Harris.

2 Doctor Who in Time and Space

Order from Amazon.co.uk          Kindle edition: Amazon.co.uk

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  Edited by Gillian I Leitch with two chapters written by Andrew O'Day

Much more importantly, this book contains a few uses of my two favourite words in print, Tim Harris. Not only this but there are quotes from myself which unquestioningly make this book automatically even more important (to me anyway). It also contains quotes from James Spence.

If you can afford the price tag this is the book to buy; leave 50 Shades of Grey on the shelf where it belongs.

3 Terry Nation Order from Amazon.co.uk          Order from Amazon.com
  Written by Jonathan Bignell and Andrew O'Day.

This book features stills provided by myself and features those all important words: Tim Harris.

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- Other Links -

Full Site Links This is a full list of pages / links on The Tim Harris Website.
Just For You Photography The web site for my brother Andrew's professional  company.
Andrew O'Day Profile Page This is the fully-authorised profile page for the author / editor / actor / teacher.
James Spence Profile Page This is a brief profile page of the scientist / actor / editor / producer / keen film-maker.
Phil Young's Photography Site Phil is a prolific photographer and this site shows a small sample of his work.