My estimate is that probably less than ten people in the whole of the BBC knew it was there. Ten good people and true. One was me. And I know me. I know I can keep a secret. Although I’m not sure the person who told me can.
And somehow the secret is out. And now more than ten people know about it.
So I might as well let even more people know about it. There’s a hidden testcard buried behind the hidden engineering page on the BBCi service on Freeview. Should you ever want your own copy of Testcard W, any time of the day, just follow the instructions posted on Digital Spy’s forums. It is a slightly compressed image of the testcard – if you stare closely enough, you’ll spot a few artefacts in the picture.
Now if you’re wondering quite why there is a hidden testcard on the BBCi service on Freeview, well that’s one secret that’s staying a secret. For now anyway…