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4-Tel on View

NOOOO! YOU don’t want to give something that’s supposed to be a far more sleek and with-it rival to Ceefax a name that sounds like a badly-translated Spanish business management course! Typically pedantic moniker handed to “not alternative, but complimentary” brother of Oracle whenever it showed up to fill gaps in the C4 schedule (of which there were countless). Exchange rates, viewers’ letters, linkups with 4 COMPUTER BUFFS and blocky comic strip Adventures of 4-T about a talking superhero dog and his mates. All of ten people must have seen it.

4 Comments

4 Comments

  1. Mick

    March 8, 2014 at 5:31 pm

    I also thought it defeated the object of buying a Teletext TV and not just because broadcast pages were boring. As they were from either channel.

  2. Joanne Gray

    February 12, 2017 at 10:55 pm

    They did have a daily soap opera on text – I think it was called South Park?

    • David Smith

      February 13, 2017 at 5:20 am

      Wasn’t it Park Avenue? Park something, certainly…

      • Joanne Gray

        February 13, 2017 at 8:10 pm

        Might have been Park Avenue, yes. Like you, all I can remember it had Park in it somewhere.

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