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Waiting for Watch with Mother . The television was not on all day long, remember this
BBC Test card. Waiting for kids tv to start on a Saturday morning..... !!
Carol Hersee, a.k.a The Test-Card Girl. Technically was/still-is, The Most Famous Girl on British Television, for decades.
The BBC test card F. Introduced in 1967 and used up to 1998. The girl's name was Carole and she was the 8 year old daughter of George Hersee, a BBC engineer and designer of the card.
Philips G22K550 Colour Television 1974.
old bbc test card. This was on for much of the day, as television wasn't on until the early afternoon (no rubbishy breakfast telly to distract us from getting ready for school!) and closed down well before midnight.
Back in the day, test patterns played all night because TV stopped broadcasting for a few hours after midnight or 1am.
Testcard girl and clown used on the BBC when the telly would go on the blink.
Updated BBC test card for Widescreen 1999-