Media December 2010 / January 2011

OAP Claims Oldest TV

A retired engineer from Torquay, Devon claims he has Britain’s oldest working TV — a Mitsubishi he bought for £300 in 1968, The Sun reported on 13 November. Father-of-two Derek Wills, aged 69, said it had never had a problem or been serviced since he bought it when he was 27. He has clocked up 70,000 hours of viewing and his only expenditure has been batteries for the remote control. “It’s got a beautiful picture”, he said.