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]Try here, there's lots of them.

http://www.meldrum.co.uk/mhp/testcard/bbc_test/tcf320.jpg

I remember we had only 3 channels and it used to go off at about 12 midnight the good old days

How horrified these people must be when they find out that we only had 3 channels to choose from as well!!:oops:

I remember as a little kid I would get up really early to watch cartoons and sometimes I'd have to wait 5 minutes just looking at that damn clown and girl. I just wish I found it as easy to get up early now!

muckypup;1768273

How horrified these people must be when they find out that we only had 3 … How horrified these people must be when they find out that we only had 3 channels to choose from as well!!:oops:



My son takes the right Micky out of me when i told him that we only used to have 3 channels and was restricted to 3 hrs on Saturday mornings for kids tv.

I just about remember the no tv after midnight era- they played the national anthem on bbc with the flag flapping away in the wind.

Then came ITV with programmes like James Whale, prisoner Cell Block H & the Hitman & Her!!

Good ol' days.

No phone, no 'net, no sky TV.

waterloo;1768286

My son takes the right Micky out of me when i told him that we only used … My son takes the right Micky out of me when i told him that we only used to have 3 channels and was restricted to 3 hrs on Saturday mornings for kids tv.


The delight we had when they threw in a surprise cartoon on a sunday afternoon,and if it was Bugs Bunny orTom and Jerry............:-D

karaokecolin;1768288

I just about remember the no tv after midnight era- they played the … I just about remember the no tv after midnight era- they played the national anthem on bbc with the flag flapping away in the wind.Then came ITV with programmes like James Whale, prisoner Cell Block H & the Hitman & Her!!Good ol' days.No phone, no 'net, no sky TV.

What a great saturday night in with the hit man and her lol.

muckypup;1768292

The delight we had when they threw in a surprise cartoon on a sunday … The delight we had when they threw in a surprise cartoon on a sunday afternoon,and if it was Bugs Bunny orTom and Jerry............:-D



Its all coming back to me now yes the bonus cartoon just to fill the gap.

Anybody remember supersonic on saturday mornings or am i really old.

waterloo;1768293

What a great saturday night in with the hit man and her lol.



Yep- and sledgehammer, wcw wrestling & that thing where the dodgy bloke went into places where people work nights & just sat there watching what they did.

Early 90's i think- when I was a raver & coming in at silly hours of the night!!

Banned

I remember falling asleep on the sofa to EEEEEEEEEEE-eeeeeeeeee-EEEEEEEE ---- EEEEE-EEEEE--eeeeeeeee but I've always had 4 channels minimum.

thej;1768340

Was that a music prog.

Yes 1976 :oops:

karaokecolin;1768321

Yep- and sledgehammer, wcw wrestling & that thing where the dodgy bloke … Yep- and sledgehammer, wcw wrestling & that thing where the dodgy bloke went into places where people work nights & just sat there watching what they did.Early 90's i think- when I was a raver & coming in at silly hours of the night!!



The night shift or something when the bloke used to go and see them working at night like bin men and bakers or was i still e-d up and dreaming it.

I remember Pot Black Snooker in Black and White, Watch with Mother and Andy Pandy, Tony Hancock, I Love Lucy, The Lone Ranger and Sgt. Bilko all in B & W
I also remember the first time I actually took any notice of the news and world events and that was on the assasination of John F Kennedy, 1963.

And yes the National Anthem and having to stand up for it and watching the little white dot disappear in the middle of the screen when the TV was turned off, used to take ages !!

waterloo;1768360

The night shift or something when the bloke used to go and see them … The night shift or something when the bloke used to go and see them working at night like bin men and bakers or was i still e-d up and dreaming it.



You and me both- yep- definitely night shift.

nightswimmer;1768265

]Try here, there's lots of them.



actually hated seeing that sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much - was so young did not understand why there wasn't any cartoons?! i used to sit there for so long watching that until programmes started...

But when it used to say this programme was filmed in colour??? my brother is 2 years younger than me and everytime they said it he thought it would be colour on our black and white TV lol-he was born 63 so it must have been around 67-8 when colour first started infiltrating...
Oh and the fights over what we watched as we had one set!!!

I remember the clown thing and i'm only almost 17.

Maybe I just have a good memory from when I was 5? [From the date at the bottom of the image]

dcx_badass;1768295

I still only get 4 channels :p.



I have Freeview, but there is still nothing on that interests me, most of the time!

Aaaah, back in the gold old days when children had to go out and use their own imagination instead of sitting in front of the playstation!!!
I remember all thos awful progs they used to put on ITV when they started doing nights, used to watch Hammer House of Horrors - they were so bad they were good!!!
Remember staying up for Hitman and her cos my sis was on it, she got onstage to dance to Jason Donovan or something ... still makes me laugh now!!!

Are you a time traveller?

t0mm;1768720

I remember the clown thing and i'm only almost 17.



There were several versions of "Test Card F" (the one with the clown) and it was used on BBC1 until 1997, and BBC2 until 1998.

Banned

nightswimmer;1768265

]Try here, there's lots of them.



On freeview do this, its quite cool. It gets that pic.

Go to Channel 105
As soon as the text appears press Yellow
Change Channel (I normally change channel down to Teletext)
Change back to 105
As soon as the text appears press Green
The word Secret will appear in the top corner (where the clock normally appears)
A diagnostics screen and menu will then appear (from which you can change which region BBCi thinks you are in)
Once this page appears there are a few hidden options:

Press 3 3 5 8 2 Red Green Yellow Blue - wait for about 30 seconds and the BBC testcard will appear

or

Press 2 7 3 3 4 8 7 Red Green Yellow Blue - the credits for BBCi will appear.

Wonder what that girl in picture looks like now?
I hate clowns, they are so ugly and freaky. What kid would want that as a toy??

Sheriff Waffles;1770100

Wonder what that girl in picture looks like now?



Her name's Carol Hersee. She's about 48 now.

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