Some readers may recognize this image – BBC test card F, shown since 1967 while the station was off the air. As one BBC reporter noted, a “never-ending game. The poker-faced, Alice-banded girl locked in eternal combat with the gurning stuffed clown. It’s reminiscent of the feudal knight taking on Death at chess in Ingmar Bergman’s The Seventh Seal … only with noughts and crosses, in colour, after the pubs shut.”
My way of saying I may be off the air for another day or two and thus have to post the Friday poem late.