When I was born there were two TV channels – BBC and ITV – and colour television was still seven years in the future.
Talking of the future, searching the list of today’s programmes, I realised Film4 was not only showing I but II and III as well, as the Back To The Future classics were on, one after the other.
Along with the likes of Crocodile Dundee and Home Alone, these are my favourite movies. Not that I’m a big fan of sitting in front of the television, but if I do, these are the types of films that I stop for.
The point where I’m going with all this though is how important it is to take time out. Chill out. Relax. Call it what you will, it’s the ability to genuinely switch off.
More of that in the video below. I’m writing this during a commercial break during Back To The Future II. Along with making a cuppa and going to the toilet, that’s another thing to do during an advert break.
We didn’t have a TV when I was born (1951) my dad bought one for the coronation in 1953. Everyone in the village came to watch it
Nice story, John. I know figures shot up in the sixties so I can recall sets from my earliest memories. Lots of rented ones though in those days, the man would come regularly to empty the meter!