This page presents frames from CEEFAX In Vision
|You are watching...|
|graphics from CEEFAX In Vision sequences...|
|...these should have you wallowing in nostalgia!|
|These were also captured in 1983 by Mark Cook...|
|... using his BBC Model B computer and teletext decoder.|
|And by Bryan Green who has captured many
images for TTAN from S-VHS video
(Aren't the lady and gentleman usually the other way around in real weather houses?)
|And November, of course, is CIN time.|
|During the mid eighties, schools programmes moved from BBC1 to BBC2, in a strand known as "Daytime on 2". This often had short breaks where a special Daytime selection of Ceefax pages were shown in vision.|
|Another incarnation of CEEFAX In Vision was CEEFAX AM (1987/88)|
|Here, the Ceefax In Vision service brings us news of the appalling fire tragedy at Kings Cross Underground station in 1987.|
|CEEFAX AM - date unknown|
|Here's part of a sequence from 1989 including the classic Teletext is... pages|
|The BBC flirted with Level 2 Teletext, which offers higher resolution graphics, wide text and more colours. This image is taken from pages shown before programmes begin in the morning. The BBC have now abandoned Level 2 and say they have no plans to broadcast it in the future.|
|The same image as above, in normal Level 1+ format. This was also recorded "off-air" during the Pages from Ceefax sequence prior to programmes beginning|
|And here is a second example
of differences between Level 1 and Level 2 decoding.
Above is an In Vision page decoded by Bryan Green's decoder (on Sat 12-Nov-1988), while below is the page as broadcast, decoded by the BBC's own Level 2 decoder.
on this page, part of an early morning Ceefax In Vision sequence in December
1995, recorded on VHS while Mike McGonagle was opening his
These pages give a clear impression of what teletext could have gone on to become.
What a same it didn't.
Ceefax on BBC1 and
BBC2 | BBC teletext from their newer services
An Evening with Ceefax | Telesoftware | SSVC | The Beginning of the End
Teletext Gallery index