Stranger Fruit

A never-ending game


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.


  1. #1 Jon Swift
    August 25, 2006

    You may want to check out “Life on Mars” now playing on BBC America where she becomes a character in the story.

  2. #2 natali
    April 19, 2008

    what is that girls name and have you got a pictre of her now

  3. #3 Hippie Zingo
    July 17, 2008

    “what is that girls name and have you got a pictre of her now”

    Here’s an article about her:

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