RedShark News: BBC to retire the test card after 79 years | Film & Cinema |

Posted by Neil Roberts on March 24, 2013 • 

Image: Evil test card clown, by Elliott Quince • 


"How's this for geekiness! On the night of 25th to 26th of March the UK's BBC HD channel will hand over to BBC Two HD, and in the programme break it will be your last chance to see iconic BBC test cards going back to 1934. Sometimes in the early days, testcards were all you had for entertainment on the "box".


Andy Quested, the BBC's chief technologist for HD and 3D, had this to say on his blog:"


Via Thierry Saint-Paul