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Friday, June 03, 2016

Friday Night Is Music Night - there is a fault

Owing to a technical problem, JD is unable to share his latest selection. He suggests a test card placeholder, and so here is the first British tuning signal image, from 1934:

This and more, here: http://www.meldrum.co.uk/mhp/testcard/bbc_tune.html


... plus a BBC interlude film:



... and a relic interesting from several points of view. I suppose I should put in a trigger warning about old colonial attitudes, but I hope the visitor to this page can look beyond emotional back-readings to the original intent and the value of historical records:



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3 comments:

CherryPie said...

This is the test card that sticks in my memory:

http://www.tv-ark.org.uk/mivana/mediaplayer.php?id=1ecf93afec1d2ac1ee6c9578b5459c56&media=bbc1_clock_testcard_1978&type=mp4

Sackerson said...

Sorry, Cherry, can't access it!

CherryPie said...

This is the image I remember:

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/5/52/Testcard_F.jpg

Videos of the test cards (including the one that doesn't work above) can be found at the following link:

http://www2.tv-ark.org.uk/testcards/bbc.html