BBC Two Northern Ireland opts out of the network schedule (children’s programmes) to show Pages from Ceefax.
With apologies for the less than desirable picture and audio quality on this recording. This is very rare footage of a 1980s BBC Northern Ireland opt-out, where the local teletext generator is used to provide Pages from Ceefax.
A burst of Test Card F and music before Pages from Ceefax takes over at 9am.
The BBC was slowly recognising the power of teletext and was becoming evermore keen to promote it. In-vision Ceefax pages were also popping up during daytime programme gaps, in spots previously occupied by the test card.
BBC News reports on the dramatic increase in sales of teletext sets since 1981.
BBC One starts the week, reporting on the results of the European elections.