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BBC archives: Pages from Ceefax [Oct. 22nd, 2012|03:47 pm]
A Fred Harris marathon follows shortly

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Those mourning the imminent final demise of analogue teletext in Britain may like to take a look at this short piece on the BBC website about the similar ending of "Pages from Ceefax". I'm pleased to say that they've used an appropriate soundtrack for the most part! It also gets a point from me for having Grandad (with Clive Dunn) in the TV listings; I used to watch that quite a bit.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-19996372
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[User Picture]From: keresaspa
2012-10-22 06:57 pm (UTC)
I'm going to assume (hope?) that the red button version of Ceefax will survive this blasted switchover. I still need it for me football fix every day!
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[User Picture]From: queenmartina
2012-10-22 08:29 pm (UTC)
Seems the red button service is safe.

Really going to miss the old analogue service, though, despite not having had access to it for a long time. Thankfully I have a selection of 'Pages From Ceefax' and accompanying big band and synthy music in my collection to keep me going.
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[User Picture]From: keresaspa
2012-10-22 11:39 pm (UTC)
I haven't seen it since Virgin switched off our analogue either, which was a while ago now. Well, I've seen the Irish version when in Dublin but even I would struggle to care what the score was in Swilly Rovers v Kildrum Tigers.
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