Friday, 11 January 2013

Extreme Thrifting!

The story on the BBC website relating how  there are still 13,202 monochrome TV licences in force in the UK  caught my fancy yesterday.  There's me thinking that they didn't even exist anymore in this world of 3D HD and whatever other D manufacturers think of next!   But if you  have an extreme passion for old black and white movies,  crave the totally retro experience in your home AND want to save yourself nearly £100 per year in the bargain,  this is the extreme thrifting tip that you've been waiting for!


  1. Clearly my great-granny, who at 100 still had a passion for watching snooker on her tiny black and white tv, was not the only one not to be charmed by the full colour revolution!

  2. ......."and for those of you who are watching in black and white, the pink is next to the green."

  3. Even better is to not buy a tv licence at all and watch dvds and catch up tv e.g. iplayer on your computer. Perfectly legal, done it for years, tv licensing informed and we have their letters to say its fine. What would be illegal is to watch any tv as it is being broadcast, including on satellite or cable tv, or to watch recordings taken from tv by someone else. But dvds of tv programmes, commercially produced, and bought or rented by us or are legal.