A Celebration of Television

Today is Television Day, so I thought I'd show you televisions through the decades. From their humble beginnings back in the 1920s when John Logie Baird demonstrated the first moving images up to the present day. In many ways the television has been the focal point in the vast majority of living rooms for the past 10 decades. They are still a prized possession with the latest designs costing a lot of money, just as they always have.    


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Family Sitting In Front Of An Early Televison


Few could afford a television set in the 1920s; it was a family affair watching TV and many households shared this new experience with neighbours and friends too.  

1930s A Close Up On An Early Television

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Baseball Player Talking To A Fan

Quiet Lunch

For those lucky, or wealthy, enough television meant that you didn't have to go outside your front door to watch sport.  

1940s Art-Decor Style Early Wooden Television


  Black And white Captain America TV Show


Captain America was seen on the big screen and the television; it remains as popular today as it was some 70 years ago.  

1950s Wooden Television With Four Tuning Dials

TV History

  Watch With Mother - Black And White TV Shower

Fifties Wedding

'Watch with Mother' was first shown in the 1950s – a 15 minute lunchtime programme for children.  

1960s   BBC Test Card F Image


  Black And White The Adams Family

 1960's TV Tuner

The Adams Family is another television programme that has stood the test of time.  

1970s Aphelion Futuristic TV

TV History

  The Six Million Dollar Man


The Six Million Dollar Man kept children and adults alike glued to their seats. Although colour television was invented in the 1940s for the masses it was the 70s which saw more people buying or renting them.  

1980s Box TV On Wheels


  The A Team


The A Team became a huge hit in the 80s. Members of the cast still portray the characters in TV ads.  


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Song Large Black TV


There were so many cartoons to choose from in the 90s.  

2000s Early Flat Screen TV

Real Estate

In the noughties the X Factor first hit our screens.  

2010s Modern Flat Screen Sony TV With Funky Angled Stand

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Logitech Tv Remote

Electronic House

Today we have so many TV channels to choose from you can dip back over the decades to watch re-runs, enjoy the latest HD programmes, or play games.  


With a £25,000 price tag, the latest 84 inch all-singing-all-dancing interactive TVs simply won't fit into most people's homes!