Old TV is all white
I’ll never forget the excitement of getting our first telly in the 1970s. It was black and white and took pride of place in our front room. There were huge buttons for changing channels and sometimes, to get the reception right, you had to give it a slap.
When colour TV came in, my dad was in no hurry to change. The black and white licence was cheaper so he stuck with the old model until it flickered its last.
It seemed to me that my family were the UK’s last ever owners of a black and white telly, so I was amazed to learn that there are still more than 7,000 people who own and watch one of the old sets.
I’m coming round to the idea. At least viewers watching Loose Women in monochrome won’t be seeing my wrinkles in high definition.