Category: Test Cards

From the days when gaps in the programme schedule were filled by the test card and music.

BBC One test card – logoless (24th November 1985)

The channel logo goes AWOL.

/ 25th February 2021

BBC One test card (1st May 1985)

A brief burst of test card and music, a few months into the BBC One COW (Computer-Originated World) era.

/ 25th February 2021

BSkyB test card – The Power Station (1990)

Three of the original British Satellite Broadcast channels survived the merger with Sky in November 1990 (initially at least): The Sports Channel; The Movie Channel; The Power Station. They retained their respective test cards for a number of months –...

/ 12th February 2021

BSkyB test card – The Sports Channel (1990)

Three of the original British Satellite Broadcast channels survived the merger with Sky in November 1990 (initially at least): The Sports Channel; The Movie Channel; The Power Station. They retained their respective test cards for a number of months –...

/ 12th February 2021

BSkyB test card – The Movie Channel (1990)

Three of the original British Satellite Broadcast channels survived the merger with Sky in November 1990 (initially at least): The Sports Channel; The Movie Channel; The Power Station. They retained their respective test cards for a number of months –...

/ 12th February 2021

BSB test card – Now (1990)

A snippet of one of the bespoke channel test cards used by British Satellite Broadcasting in 1990.

/ 11th February 2021

BSB test card – The Power Station (1990)

A snippet of one of the bespoke channel test cards used by British Satellite Broadcasting in 1990.

/ 11th February 2021

BSB test card – Galaxy (1990)

A snippet of one of the bespoke channel test cards used by British Satellite Broadcasting in 1990.

/ 11th February 2021

BSB test card – The Sports Channel (1990)

A snippet of one of the bespoke channel test cards used by British Satellite Broadcasting in 1990.

/ 11th February 2021

BBC One start-up (partial) (September 1982)

A lunchtime start-up for BBC One during its week of celebrations for the 60th anniversary of the BBC.

/ 6th February 2021

BBC One test card (4th November 1984)

A brief burst of the test card and music from a Sunday morning in autumn 1984.

/ 6th February 2021

BBC One start-up (partial) (22nd December 1984)

A Saturday morning start-up on BBC One just ahead of Christmas in 1984.

/ 31st January 2021