According to the TV Licensing people 13,000 viewers in the UK still watching on a black and white set, they say they are issuing as many non-colour licences today as they did when television first started, back in 1946.
Of course there was a time when all programmes were in black and white and a new DVD from the Lincoln-based Media Archive for Central England charts the history of local news in the Midlands. In the second of his three reports, Andy Bevan picks up the story in the late 1960s.
They say no news is good news, but before 1956 the Midlands had no news at all, at least, not on televsion. Then, fledgling broadcaster ATV changed everything and started us on the road to where we are today.
That story is being re-told by the Media Archive for Central England, based in Lincoln. They have complied a double DVD called 'From Headlines to Tight Lines' and in the first of three reports, Andy Bevan journeys back to the days of black and white.