SOME TV viewers are still watching in black and white, according to latest figures.

Despite 46 years of colour sets there are still 25 households in Colchester with black and white telly licenses.

Since 2000, the number of monochrome licenses has fallen from 212,000 to just 13,202 at the start of 2013.

Victoria Sykes, spokesperson for TV Licensing, said:“It’s remarkable that with the digital switchover households still watch their favourite programmes on a black and white telly.”

Black and white licenses cost just £49, with a colour option priced at £145.50.

But be warned, some black and white sets that can record in colour still need a full licence.