The Complainers - Netflix

Posted on Mon 15 April 2019 in netflix

In 2013, 38 million complaints were lodged against corporations in the UK. This series meets some of the country's most persistent complainers and the organisations who deal with their complaints.

Type: Documentary

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2014-05-27

The Complainers - Order of the British Empire - Netflix

The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is a British order of chivalry, rewarding contributions to the arts and sciences, work with charitable and welfare organisations, and public service outside the Civil service. It was established on 4 June 1917 by King George V, and comprises five classes across both civil and military divisions, the most senior two of which make the recipient either a knight if male or dame if female. There is also the related British Empire Medal, whose recipients are affiliated with, but not members of, the order. Recommendations for appointments to the Order of the British Empire were originally made on the nomination of the United Kingdom, the self-governing Dominions of the Empire (later Commonwealth) and the Viceroy of India. Nominations continue today from Commonwealth countries that participate in recommending British (Imperial) honours. Most Commonwealth countries ceased recommendations for appointments to the Order of the British Empire when they created their own honours.

The Complainers - History - Netflix

King George V founded the Order to fill gaps in the British honours system: The Orders of the Garter, Thistle, and of St Patrick honoured royals, peers, statesmen, and eminent military commanders; The Order of the Bath honoured senior military officers and civil servants; The Order of St Michael and St George honoured diplomats and colonial officials; The Order of the Star of India and the Order of the Indian Empire honoured Indian rulers and British and Indian officials of the British Indian Empire; and The Royal Victorian Order, in the personal gift of the monarch, honoured those who had personally served the royal family. In particular, King George V wished to create an Order to honour many thousands of those who had served in a variety of non-combatant roles during the First World War. When first established, the Order had only one division. However, in 1918, soon after its foundation, it was formally divided into Military and Civil Divisions. The Order's motto is For God and the Empire. At the foundation of the Order, the 'Medal of the Order of the British Empire' was instituted, to serve as a lower award granting recipients affiliation but not membership. In 1922, this was renamed the 'British Empire Medal' (BEM). It stopped being awarded by the United Kingdom as part of the 1993 reforms to the honours system, but was again awarded beginning in 2012, starting with 293 BEMs awarded for Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee. In addition, the BEM is awarded by the Cook Islands and by some other Commonwealth nations. In 2004, a report entitled “A Matter of Honour: Reforming Our Honours System” by a Commons committee recommended to phase out the Order of the British Empire, as its title was “now considered to be unacceptable, being thought to embody values that are no longer shared by many of the country's population”.

The Complainers - References - Netflix