They still watch Black & White TV in London: 12,000 Britons shun colour TV

Posted by News Express | 6 January 2014 | 3,467 times

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Do you still use a black and white TV? In Nigeria, that is almost a taboo and regarded as evidence of poverty.

However, in Britain, despite it being nearly 48 years since colour transmissions began, more people than you might think are still attached to their black and white sets – even though the last were made back in 1985, according to a Daily Express report.

The paper quoted Stephen Farmer, a spokesman for TV Licensing, as saying: “The figures show, even in the digital age, more than 11,000 homes still watch their favourite programmes on black and white TVs.”

And Iain Logie Baird, grandson of television inventor John Logie Baird and associate curator at the National Media Museum in Bradford, added: “Despite more than 25 million people opting for a colour TV licence, it may be some time before the black and white television disappears completely from our living rooms.

“The museum has hundreds of black and white sets in its collection and there will always be a small group of people who prefer monochrome images, collect vintage sets or just don’t want to throw away a working piece of technology.”

Daily Express reports that London has the most viewers still watching in black and white, followed by Birmingham and Manchester.

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Source: News Express

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