Articles by Alan Keeling

Do we still love Lucy?

Published 6 April 2017

Retro television is back in fashion… if it ever went out

Cartoon characters

Published 22 February 2016

How television mined the cinema for vaudeville acts

Coz I eats me spinach

Published 23 February 2015

A history of the ever-present schedule filler cartoon

Trade test travelogue

Published 9 February 2015

A tour around the bits in between the testcards

Baby Boomer’s Revenge

Published 20 July 2008

Good advice for programmers

It’s that girl again

Published 1 March 2007

The birth of an iconic image

Battle of the Alphas

Published 1 February 2007

British and US film series were a treat for 60s viewers

Guilty Pleasures of the Test Card

Published 31 December 2006

What we watched when the adults weren’t looking…