cold calls

Why are we still bombarded with unsolicited and unwanted direct marketing, and how do we stop it?
Ask someone to name all the things in life that annoy them, and cold calls will probably feature near the top of the list. Whether we're being offered compensation for mis-sold PPI or an accident we never had, or sales calls for products we don't want, cold calls can feel like a waste of our time and an invasion of our privacy - just how did they get our number in the first place?
A man who got annoyed by cold callers interrupting him while he was watching Coronation Street has got his own back by setting
Sure big business types have had slanging matches in the course of business history and most of us will have put the phone down at some point and gone 'what a t***' but that's not what I'm talking about here.
Scots comedienne Janey Godley's daughter Ashley Storrie has decided to take up comedy again, after a gap of about 11 years (depending on how you calculate it). Ashley got her first acting part at the age of three as 'the wee girl in the metal tea urn' in the movie Alabama.