Well I said I would let you know how I got on, so here goes.
It was a flippin' nightmare!
I can't remember all the questions it asked now, but it was worse than those phone calls who keep asking you to press button this, that, and the other, over and over.
A couple of things I can remember were did I want to reprogramme tv, radio, data, or something else, so I pressed TV.
Then it asked if I was analogue, digital, and was I cable, aeriel, satellite, so I pressed aeriel.
It went on to ask loads more and I just hoped I was pressing the right things, and in the end it finally started to reprogramme.
It took ages, and when it finally finished, a message on the screen said I had no programmes and there was something wrong with the b***dy signal.
I had to start all over again.
This happened THREE more times
! I was getting really upset by then, because I didn't understand why there would suddenly be no signal. I thought I had broken me telly. I was nearly in tears with frustration by now.
In the end, I tried reading the manual on line, but couldn't find anything to help me. So as a last resort I went and asked the lovely chap across the road, (the one who helped me when that car broke my garden wall recently), if he knew how to re-programme a TV.
He said Yes, and came straight over.
Even after 2 more attempts, he still kept getting the same result as I had. He turned it on and off, unplugged the aeriel and put it back, and also read the manual.
After ages, he suddenly got it right.
I don't know how he did it, but it works, and he made the picture bigger for me too, and I could have kissed him. I was so very grateful.
So now I have my telly back and it's perfect and I can even get Channel 24 now (ITV4) which I have not been able to get before.
On the downside, I had left a bag of shopping on the chair in the kitchen all this time. It wasn't until I got a very large Baguette out to cut up, that I saw the end of it had disappeared - in fact about 4" off the end to be precise!
While I had been absorbed in the TV problem, one of my thieving little rats had had their snout in my shopping bag.
They were so crafty because they hadn't tipped it all out, I'd have seen or heard that straightaway. No, they must have stood on their back legs and kept grabbing mouthtfulls as they walked by, leaving it all still in the bag so I never twigged what was going on.
Talk about taking advantage ey.
Anyhow, thank you everyone who tried to help yesterday.