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TRADE TEST COLOUR FILM DAY-BY-DAY SCHEDULES

(October 2009)

This site closed in March 2021 and is now a read-only archive
MB
MalcyB
I have just updated and put the final touches to a document I have been putting together for quite a while now. I hope it will be of interest to many of you here who have fond memories of the BBC colour trade test transmissions.
The updated and completed work:
"The Day-To-Day Schedules of BBC Trade Test Colour Films" can be found here:

http://www.testcardcircle.org.uk/ttcfp60.html

We start off in 1956 with the very early colour films which ran as experimental tests for colour from the Crystal Palace transmitter only. As you scan through the years you will see how the films build up, appearing on the new BBC-2 channel for the first time in January 1964.
By the Autumn of 1967 a full schedule is running on BBC-2 throughout the whole day covering most of the country. Scan through each day and cherish the memories right up to the very end in August 1973.
There is also a complete A Z of every Colour Film used between 1956 and 1973. This has also been updated and can be found here:

http://www.testcardcircle.org.uk/ttcfatoz.html

Malcy B
DV
DVB Cornwall
Would really love to see some of these again for nostalgia's sake. Anyone know of any available online?
MB
MalcyB
The two most popular ones are available at "You Tube" apparently. Type in there "Giuseppina" and "The Home-Made Car".
I think I found "Evoluon" somewhere on line too. Maybe not at "You Tube" though. So do a "Google" search.
DV
DVB Cornwall
Brilliant .... Have found Multiplicity A wonderful example.

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