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The Tuning Signal, Test Card C, and Tracing Faults

Published 17 April 2017

A 1963 discussion of how to use the tuning signal to get perfect 405-line VHF black and white pictures

Trade test travelogue

Published 9 February 2015

A tour around the bits in between the testcards

How to use testcard F

Published 18 August 2014

From 1967, the BBC gives instructions on how to use the new colour testcard

It’s that girl again

Published 1 March 2007

The birth of an iconic image

Guilty Pleasures of the Test Card

Published 31 December 2006

What we watched when the adults weren’t looking…

Rose-tinted Spectacles

Published 1 January 2005

Glenn Aylett has fond memories of 70s television

Hidden Programmes

Published 1 September 2001

Neil Page’s programmes are not in the Radio Times

Travels with my set

Published 1 September 2001

Con Logue grows up in front of the tv

Switched On

Published 1 September 2001

Andrew Hesford-Booth switches the set on

You are not alone

Published 1 July 2001

Neil Page discovers television presentation