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
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.
Philips G22K550 Colour Television 1974.
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.
Crown Court - as a child this was as boring as afternoon tv got!
Testcard girl and clown used on the BBC when the telly would go on the blink.
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.