A different temporal perspective

When I was a small child the image of the “BBC test card girl” was a misnomer. She looked like she was old enough to be my mother.

Now that I’m older and a little bit wiser, I can see that the girl is in fact…a young girl.


The image is the same – but she looks younger than she used to, to me, back then.

What has happened in these last 30 odd years? I’m sure that Carole Hersee has aged, yet she appears to look younger, whilst looking the same in the image. And I’m sure it’s not the makeup.

And to confuse things further, here she is more recently..

BBC Test Card Girl Today

There is clearly a different temporal perspective at play here…