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I thought the BBC testcard had disappeared years ago but last year sometime I saw it on BBC 1 in the early hours of the morning - complete with the beep/tone. :crazy:
Everytime I watch the BBC in the early hours of the morning I get BBC News 24 or a robot flicking through Ceefax pages every few seconds. I remember the rainbow background with bleeping noises, but I don't remember what Gareth posted. :nuts:


This guy should test his bell before big games:

 

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The 'girl with clown' testcard is rather legendary and has been used for years (and as recently as 5 days ago according to this!). Sometimes you even got really dated kitsch music with it rather than beeps if you were lucky! :happy:



And here's what the girl looks like as of 2007, 40 years on:




Everytime I watch the BBC in the early hours of the morning I get BBC News 24 or a robot flicking through Ceefax pages every few seconds.
The BBC 2 Ceefax pages early in a morning have been on since the world began I think. I can't believe they still put them on national TV - they're just so retro! :D


This guy should test his bell before big games:

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Test, this is a test...

 

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