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Celebrating 96 years of TV

11 January 2022

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. 

January sees the welcome return of many of our favourite TV shows. As the weather is still somewhat chilly, we’re staying in, putting our feet up and watching some great TV. Here’s what’s showing on our small screens now.

Imagine waking up in hospital with no memory of who you are or how you came to be in hospital. The Australian Outback provides the setting for a new mystery thriller – The Tourist – as the man with no name is trying to understand who he is and why he’s being pursued.

They may not have lost their memory but the celebrity participants in The Masked Singer have their identity hidden under elaborate costumes and, to add further intrigue, their voices are distorted. The judges have to identify them on their belting performances helped out with a few cryptic clues.  

There’s no mistaking the stars of For the Love Of Dogs. Feisty, cute, cuddly or badly behaved, we love following the journey of the furry four-legged friends at Battersea Dog and Cats Home. We’re not sure if they would be welcome in the boardroom though as another opportunity to become The Apprentice gets underway. Who will be fired and who will succeed? 

One person who always succeeds is our quirky British detective in Death In Paradise. We can almost feel the sand between our toes as we follow the detective eliminating suspects in the latest murder on the tropical island of Saint Marie. 

Thanks to Mr Baird’s great invention, TV has presented us with not only an opportunity to be entertained but to witness historical moments such as the Apollo 11 moon landing; to be spectators at amazing sporting events; and to marvel at nature’s truly amazing and stunning wildlife. Mr Baird would be truly proud of his invention.

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