Waiting for Watch with Mother . The television was not on all day long, remember this

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..... !! that clown doll is the reason I hate clowns, it freaked me out for years lol it's so creepy

BBC Test card. Waiting for kids tv to start on a Saturday morning..... !! that clown doll is the reason I hate clowns, it freaked me out for years lol it's so creepy

Back in the day, test patterns played all night because TV stopped broadcasting for a few hours after midnight or 1am.

Back in the day, test patterns played all night because TV stopped broadcasting for a few hours after midnight or 1am.

Carol Hersee, a.k.a The Test-Card Girl. Technically was/still-is, The Most Famous Girl on British Television, for decades.

Carol Hersee, a.k.a The Test-Card Girl. Technically was/still-is, The Most Famous Girl on British Television, for decades.

Before cable and satellite, we had the grand total of two channels - maybe three, if you counted the seemingly omnipresent testcard on BBC2 ...

Before cable and satellite, we had the grand total of two channels - maybe three, if you counted the seemingly omnipresent testcard on BBC2 ...

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.

The test card: when a girl and a clown ruled the airwaves

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.

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.

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.

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