BBC Test Card

It's hard to imagine a time when the TV wasn't aired 24/7 but not so long ago we knew the real meaning of 'downtime'.  This is one of the most iconic British images of the last 50 years, the girl with her chalkboard who filled our TV screens when the BBC wasn't showing programmes (youngsters, believe it or not in the mid 70s we only had 3 TV channels and they only showed programmed from late afternoon until shortly before midnight!)

 

Wilbur & Gussie x
Posted on: 21st July 2013