TELEVISION has come a long way over the years as this advert in 1969 shows.

It was for a new 17 inch TV set which came with a free BBC and ITV aerial.

Headlining the advert is 'Relayvision, good viewing summed up in a word', with viewers offered instant installation, free same-day service and extra discount for quarterly, half-yearly and yearly payments.

Relayvision was a television rental company back in the day.

Now in the 21st century, you can buy 88 inch TVs from Samsung and have a wide selection of channels that go way beyond BBC and ITV.

That's not forgetting streaming services such as Netflix and Amazon Prime and the fact you can now watch TV on your laptop and mobile phone.