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.
[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?
PICTURED: Ceefax front page. COPYRIGHT: BBC.