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The producers of a TV documentary about anger want to hear from irate Register readers who've flipped their lid with IT-related rage.

The three-part documentary - being made by Chrysalis and due to be screened on the BBC in the autumn - is addressing the subject of anger and how people deal with it.

The programme will look at the frustrations people have with work, relationships, family, public transport, you know, that kind of thing.

But assistant producer Jennifer Griffin wants to hear from Register readers who've experienced such serious bother with technology that's it's made their blood boil.

Perhaps you've punched your PC, pummelled your printer or severed a server; maybe you've blown a fuse trying to solve a problem while talking to tech support and threatened to break someone's legs. Either way, Ms Griffin wants to hear from you.

Or maybe you've satisfied your lust for ire in less violent ways.

With the Net it's so easy to get even with someone. Flame wars, snitching on a work colleague, setting up an anti-something kiss and tell Web site, deliberately starting rumours, ratting on your company... get the drift?

The Net, it seems, means people no longer have to get mad... they channel their anger and get even.

"We are currently looking for lively, inspiring people with stories to tell about their moments of temporary insanity - for example those moments of attempted PC homicide or desktop GBH," said Ms Griffin.

"Any tales of rage of any persuasion are most welcome. We would also like to hear from people whose moments of insanity seem to be a little less temporary than usual these days - the elite among us, the angry and proud."

"If frustration has ever driven you to the edge in the past or you find yourself getting stressed and agitated a lot these days for whatever reason, please get in touch," she said.

You can email Ms Griffin at jenniferg@chrysalis.co.uk or call her on 020 7502 5708.

And if you don't, she'll probably get very, very annoyed. ®

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