Channel O is moving to channel 10? When? Oh, it has already. Yes, I remember now. I also remember before there was Channel 10 and before there was a Channel 0.
I had an underprivileged childhood. We had no television, but my grandparents did. Cold roast meat and salad before watching Rawhide at my grandparents was a Sunday night ritual. Move 'em up. Get 'em out. Sorry, the theme music just came back to me.
Pop, why won't your television get channel 0? Don't know. Can't you get it fixed Pop? By our next visit, a technician had been called and the set would now pick up channel 0. By this time, the fifties model Astor was getting on a bit. The tech did something to the set and something to the aerial and we were happy kids.
I suspect it was a bit of a rip off. Surely all that was needed was tuning in the new channel and maybe a slight alteration of aerial direction? I recall it cost quite a few pounds.
My grandparents died in the late 1970s and so the process did not have to be repeated when Channel 0 moved to Channel 10. It was still the same television set but by then we had our own vastly superior AWA Deep Image set.