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The history of Pages from Ceefax (part 2/3)

First published in 2008. Last updated: 17th March 2020. New prominence for Ceefax in the daytime schedule On Monday 28th February 1983 at 6am, Ceefax AM was born, replacing pulse and bar/Test Card F, in the lead-up to the Breakfast

The history of Pages from Ceefax (part 3/3)

First published in 2008. Last updated: 17th March 2020. Change is on the way During the summer of 1989, the initial signs of preparations for a Ceefax relaunch materialised. Some sections were discontinued. In November 1989, Ceefax was relaunched as

The history of Pages from Ceefax (part 1/3)

First published in 2008. Last updated: 17th March 2020. The world’s first teletext service, BBC Ceefax (“See Facts”), was launched on 23rd September 1974. The technology was developed out of a desire to create a subtitling solution for deaf viewers.

Engineering information for the TV and radio trade

Last updated: 30th December 2019. Other than TV and radio tradesmen and engineers – and presentation enthusiasts – few members of the public will have known about, or paid much attention to, a short unbilled programme broadcast regularly by the

The mystery of the additional mechanical BBC clocks

Until the early 1980s, BBC One and BBC Two made use of mechanical clock devices as a means of introducing certain programmes, such as the news. The clock was also generally used to lead into live programming, such as Grandstand