FROM THE ARCHIVE OF: The TV Room

BBC Two Northern Ireland opts out of the network schedule (children’s programmes) to show Pages from Ceefax.

VIDEO: Pages from Ceefax (BBC Two NI opt). TX DATE: 28th June 2005. COPYRIGHT: BBC. VREF: 26498-01.

Video content

[00:00:00] TELETEXT IN-VISION: the initial page is a slide and was inserted by the Presentation director, to introduce the Ceefax sequence.

As far as we know, this was a Belfast-based teletext generator.

A few oddities:

  • Relatively unusual for an in-vision generator to display fastext links.
  • The red fastext link is displayed in yellow text.
  • Graphic red – used for the shadow effect on the header of the Finance Headlines page – is displaying as graphic yellow.
  • The page change results in a frame or two of black screen – even the header row also disappears.
  • Four zeroes displayed immediately after the page number selection in the header row. This perhaps allows for the selection of a specific sub-page?

If you know the technical spec for this generator, please get in touch.

Can you identify the music that accompanies the Ceefax pages?

Acknowledgements

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

Posted by The Rewind Team

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