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Celebrating 95 years of TV

John Logie Baird first demonstrated his new television machine to members of the Royal Institution in London in January 1926. Almost 100 years later and, according to TV Licencing, 95% of households own a TV set and watching TV is an integral part of many of our lives. Whether it’s catching up on the latest news, getting involved with the soaps, becoming armchair detectives or simply getting swept away with a period drama, we love watching TV.

During the last 12 months, perhaps unsurprisingly, we’ve watched TV a bit more than in previous years. According to Broadcasters’ Audience Research Board (BARB), we watched an extra 34 minutes of TV every day. That trend has continued into January and maybe some of those extra minutes have been spent watching a couple of gripping new mini series that came to our small screens this month – The Pembrokeshire Murders and Finding Alice. These new shows topped the TV ratings and were followed by firm favourite Death in Paradise. Rounding up the top five most watched shows were The Masked Singer and a mainstay of British TV, Coronation Street.

Thanks to Mr Baird’s great invention, TV broadcasts have presented us with opportunities to be witness historical moments such as the Apollo 11 moon landing; to be spectators at amazing sporting events – who could forget Super Saturday at the 2012 Olympics; and to marvel at nature’s truly amazing and stunning wildlife, especially that below the water courtesy of Blue Planet. Mr Baird would be truly proud of his invention.

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