good quality copy of above from BBC Research
by George Hersee and featuring his daughter
Carole Hersee, it made its first appearance on
BBC2 in 1967 - see more BBC Test Cards at Meldrum.
Added 30 April 2001:
Former BBC engineer George Hersee, the creator of
the famous Test Card 'F', has died. The familiar
test card, featuring the face of a little girl
(Hershee's daughter), a blackboard and a clown,
has been transmitted for an estimated 70,000
hours since it was first screened in 1967. Carole
Hersee, now a mother of two, has long wished her
youthful image would vanish from British screens.
The photo earned her a mere £100 and teasing
from her schoolmates.
[Imperial Echoes] (Real Audio)
[Lilibulero] (Real Audio)
to "Sounds then..." BBC - Home Service
- Light Programme and Third Programme. 15th May