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TV Times: A Timeline Showing The Changing Face of British TV

This Is How Much The Face of British TV Has Changed...

Television may be deeply ingrained into our everyday lives, but how much do we really know about its history?

TV has gone from black and white to colour, from linear to on-demand, and we’ve watched television evolve from something we needed to schedule our lives around, to a hobby we can enjoy on the go, anytime and anywhere.

We’re spoilt for choice with the selection of channels and programmes out there and we’ve come a long way since Scottish engineer John Logie Baird’s experiments with an old hatbox, scissors and a tea chest to create the world’s first working television set.

How far have we come? Our chart below highlights the most defining moments in British television history...

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