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In the 70s, test patterns played all night because TV stopped broadcasting for a few hours after midnight or 1am.

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Before cable and satellite, we had the grand total of two channels - maybe three, if you counted the seemingly omnipresent testcard on BBC2.

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old bbc test card. This was on for much of the day, as television wasn't on until the early afternoon (no rubbishy breakfast telly to distract us from getting ready for school!) and closed down well before midnight.

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from Etsy

Driving test card, congratulations card, well done card, you passed card, new driver card, car card, driving card, congrats card

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