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OCTOBER 1981: NATIONAL TELETEXT MONTH

RADIO TIMES published an updated index to all the useful pages of information - from the stock market to the sports results - that BBCtv's Ceefax service brought to its viewers.

BBC1
NEWS
Backed by all the BBC's news-gathering resources, Ceefax can bring you the news - first.
Headlines 101
News in detail 102-116
News diary 117
People in the news 118
Charivari - a lighter look at the news  119
News Index 190
Newsreel - all the main items will appear in succession 199
FINANCE
For the private investor, small businessman or anyone who wants up-to-date financial news.
Headlines/Index 120
News 121-125
Market reports  126-129
FT Index 130
Stocks & shares 131-133
Money markets 134
Exchange rates 135
Bullion 136
Commodities  137-138
Diary 139
SPORT
Another unique advantage of Ceefax is 'recall ' - you dial the page whenever you want it. Ceefax provides a rapid service of news, results and background. On Saturday, the Sports service takes over pages from Finance.
Headlines 140
Sports news  141-159
FOODGUIDE  
Index  161
Shopping basket 162
Meat prices  163
Fish and egg prices 164
Vegetable prices 165
Fruit prices  166
Daily recipe  167
Farm news  168
ENTERTAINMENT
Ceefax can help you to keep up to date with late changes to programmes.
Today's TV
BBC1  171
BBC2 172
ITV  173
Radio highlights  174
Films on TV  175
Top 40 & Top 10 LPs  176
TV Choice  177
Tomorrow's BBC1 and BBC2  178
Points of view  179
WEATHER & TRAVEL
Index  180
Weather maps  181
Weather forecast  182
Temperatures 183
Travel news  184-189
OTHER PAGES
Newsflash - watch and keep an eye on the latest news  150
Alarm Clock - instructions for the silent alarm  160
Engineering tests  197-198
FOR THE DEAF
To help those with hearing problems, Ceefax is subtitling some programmes. These subtitles appear on page 170 (BBC1) and 270 (BBC2).
No Need to Shout, a mini-magazine especially for those with hearing difficulties  169
Synopses  275 (BBC2)
INDEX PAGES
Contents  100
A-F  193
G-O  194
P-Z 195
Viewers with ordinary television sets will frequently find sample Ceefax pages displayed on BBC1 at about 8.30 am.
BBC2 
NEWS BACKGROUND
This section fills in the facts behind the news, providing the background on the important stories of the week
Index 202
Pages  203-209
FUN 'N' GAMES
Ten pages of puzzles, problems and quizzes designed to amuse the whole family. And don't worry if you find yourself baffled, many pages make use of the 'reveal' facility - giving you the answer at the touch of a button. The whole section is changed every Friday
Index  210
Pages  211-219
FINANCE
Here you can find advice on beating inflation and the answers to many questions about tax and investment. And there is a section to keep you in touch with the leading economic indicators.
Index  220
Pages  221-229
SPECTRUM
The What's On pages provide a diary of interesting or unusual events up and down the country. In many cases these are reviewed in more detail on other pages.
Index  230
Pages  231-239
SPORT
These pages enable you to look ahead to forthcoming sporting attractions - football internationals, race meetings, etc. And there are important statistics such as league tables and leading goal-scorers - useful as a reminder or a way of settling an argument.
Index  241
Pages  241-249
FEATURES
Each week there are new topics designed to amuse, entertain and inform you.
Index  251
Pages  252-259
CONSUMER
News, views and advice on a wide range of topics in and around the home. You'll also find weekly hints on the work that needs to be done in the garden.
Index  261
Pages  262-269
TV & RADIO PLUS
This section starts with a full guide to television and radio programmes. This is followed by a look behind the scenes to find out what is coming next.
Index  279
Pages  271-278
REVIEWS
Some of the latest offerings from stage, screen, publishing and the world of music.
Index  280
Pages  281-289
OTHER PAGES
Contents/Page guide  200-201
Newsflash  250
Alarm clock  260
Christian comment  294
Index  295
Engineering tests  297-299
One of the advantages of Ceefax is flexibility. Old pages can be removed and new ones put in virtually immediately. For this reason Ceefax pages can vary from day to day as new ideas are tried out. Both magazines have full indexes to help you find your way around.

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