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Some interesting videos from the BT Film Archive -
An Introduction to Prestel - How it will be the answer to everything!
Prestel Innovations - Some of the planned extensions to the standard - Prextend, Picture Prestel, and Gateway.  Only the last of these got implemented in the live service.

Me, logging into Prestel, checking my emails, and browsing the chatlines.
(Data recorded on a BBC Micro, 1988, and reconstituted 2015!)

Prestel advert 2/4 from 1980:

BBC The Computer Programme 1982 #08
Chris Searle demonstrating email via Prestel, 1982

Making the Most of the Micro - Prestel - 1983
Mac demonstrating more services, and booking seats at the Barbican..

And for those of you wanting a closer look at some of the pages featured in these last two videos:
 BTA 220                 220232261a   0p
    BOOKING FORM                        
   To alter entry key **                
   After each question key #            
   Date: FEB   # MAR 15 #              
  No of tickets                         
   £8.5O  2  # £7.OO     # £6.OO     #  
   Key OO for matinee     #             
  Tickets will be reserved in the name: 
  BBC TV CENTRE                         
  WOOD LANE                             
  W12 8QT                               
  000000000000      MON 07 MAR 1983     
  Name/room no/ext  MAC             #   
  Credit card no.  1234               # 
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Thanks to Ant for finding the videos and recreating the pages for you.

NBC "Telefuture" from 1980 - An American program about the future of information on your TV set, but with a small section about the British Teletext and viewdata services.  See if you can spot the Noughts-and-crosses; the Prestel main indexes are easier noticed.