Monday, 5 January 2009

Coulrophobics beware! Carole and Bubbles return...'

'One of the most recognisable faces on television, seen by millions of viewers daily for three decades, is making a comeback.

Featuring on the BBC's most famous test card, eight-year-old Carole Hersee's face was broadcast between 1967 and 1998, amounting to 70,000 hours of screen time.

Now the BBC has rescanned the original transparency in high definition to help consumers set up the latest TV sets.'

From Wikipedia: Coulrophobia is an abnormal or exaggerated fear of clowns... It is common among children, but is also sometimes found in teenagers and adults as well. Sufferers sometimes acquire a fear of clowns after having a bad experience with one personally, or seeing a sinister portrayal of one in the media... Bubbles the Clown from the BBC's Test Card F has been found to be an object of fear for some.'

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

well she doesnt seem too afraid hm