FROM THE ARCHIVE OF: Dave Baldwin

A burst of Test Card F and music before Pages from Ceefax takes over at 9am.

VIDEO: Test card and Pages from Ceefax. TX DATE: 24th December 1984. COPYRIGHT: BBC. VREF: 25811-01.

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[00:00:00] TEST CARD: this is the electronic version of Test Card F, which first appeared in May. Initially, the new version of the test card appeared minus the channel ID.

A temporary solution – albeit rather crude – was used for a while. But by October, the proper channel logo had been added.

Note that the logo is very slightly vertically off-centre here (between the white lines). This was corrected the following year but the logo was then left slightly horizontally off-centre for the remainder of its time on the test card.

This channel logo remained in use on the test card throughout the ‘TWO’ OSP era.

[00:03:49] TELETEXT IN-VISION: apart from the festive decor on the front page of the in-vision page selection, none of the other pages featured in our short clip had a hint of Christmas.

Pages from Ceefax continued until the first programme of the day at 1.45pm.

Can you help identify the Ceefax tape and tracks in this clip?

Acknowledgements

FEATURE IMAGE:
PICTURED: Pages from Ceefax: front page. COPYRIGHT: BBC.

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