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'Nation shall speak peace unto nation'

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'Nation shall speak peace unto nation'

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Designed 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.

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