Old TV is all white

Sunday Mirror (Northern Ireland) - - Front Page -

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.

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