Series: Teletextr

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Earlier this year, we reported on the BBC Red Button teletext service, which has unfortunately been threatened with switch-off. Since then, it has stayed on the air - albeit temporarily - due to the current global situation. In this episode of Teletext R, Sarah Gayton of the National Federation of the Blind UK provides an […]

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In her glittering career, Sara Scott-Rivers worked extensively with both Viewdata and teletext. Following designer-editor roles with Prestel in the 1980s, she joined Teletext Ltd prior to its launch in 1993. However, she is perhaps best known for her unique fashion sensibilities, which might be described as ‘teletext goth geek-chic’. …
If you had to make a list of memorable teletext sections, you’d probably have Digitiser somewhere in your top 5. Today’s guest is, outside of Mr Biffo, perhaps the world’s most knowledgeable person on the subject of Digitiser. And today on this interview special of Teletext R, his specialist subject …
Digital artist Jarkko Räsänen is a member of the FixC artists co-operative, who have been organising teletext festivals since 2012. Their most recent teletext project, TART2020 (Teletext Art 2020), proved so popular that it has been extended for another month (until 25/5) on YLE Text. Note: this episode was recorded …
On Saturday 25th April 2020, teletexters from around the universe gathered in the Teletext Discord to make beautiful data together. Dozens of artists collaborated using browser-based teletext software to submit over 100 pages to the dedicated Chunkytext server. Teletext archaeologist Tom begins this handy highlights package with a few of …
In these testing times, teletext is needed more than ever. Could this signal a revival for the BBC Red Button? Also in this episode, we discuss how teletext artists are documenting the lockdown, and Teletext R superfan Wayne Dearden performs some excellent teletext covers of popular musical tracks. Show thumbnail …
In honour of All Fools' Day Version 20.20, we look back at some popular legends surrounding teletext in this myth-busting special. Separating fact from fiction, we offer our verdict on these folk teletext tales. This episode was guest edited by Kyra Succubus.
Teefax, the community teletext service created by Peter Kwan, has recently been signal boosted in numerous news outlets. Most significantly, its appearance on The One Show marked teletext's return to the BBC almost 8 years after the demise of Ceefax. Does this pave the way for a 50th anniversary documentary? …
Matti Ramo has been a journalist with Finland’s YLE Text for 19 years. Not only has he written and formatted thousands of articles and teletext pages, but has somehow found the time to be an internationally renowned travel writer. His bicycle journey through the Himalayas has been the subject of …
Much like a washed-up 80s rock star who’s run out of cash to pay his TV license, the Teletextr Podcast has returned for a new decade of text ‘n’ bugs ‘n’ remote controls. We begin 2020 with the sad news that the BBC would like to close their Red Button …
Recorded LIVE at Block Party Cambridge 2017! Prepare yourself for more good oranges and bad apples.
Apples, oranges and raspberries are the subject of this pre-Block Party babble.
Paul 'Minitel' Rose joins Carl ('C-Man') and Dan for some 18+ chat about explicit teletext art, controversial Ceefax news items, cross dressing gentlemen and enormous mice. This podcast is sponsored by Jacob's Clock Crackers.
Teletextr goes all Top Gear circa 1998 with a nostalgia-heavy teletext-head edition. Vroom! What was teletext like in Canada? Hosts Dan and Carl invite Bruno St Gelais into the studio to chat about why Telidon was the most engaging thing on national television. What was teletext like in the UK? …
A musical mini podcast of out-takes from Teletextr 02. Marry Crestmas.
It’s the Teletextr Podcast: The World at Your Fingertips! Carl and Harry are back to discuss teletext at art galleries, physical and analogue, in 2015 for our Teletext Art Special. There’s also some juicy discussion on teletext porno, such as it is, teletext’s ongoing fight against the evil lizards and …
"But guys," we hear you cry. "How on earth can you represent teletext, a naturally silent medium, in audio form?" Well, Carl and Dan weren't quite sure at first but, thanks to an unnatural determination when it comes to telemetext, began fumbling blindly for 'relevant' topics. And do you know …