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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:
 P R E S T E L           144a         0p
 10 WHAT'S NEW   March 4th              
 12 COUNTRY BY COUNTRY INFO             
 13 BOOKING BY PRESTEL                  
 14 AIR TRAVEL           Institute of   
 15 FERRIES & CRUISES    Travel Managers
 16 RAIL,COACH & CAR     Conference     
 17 HOTELS               Press 9        
 18 TRAVEL NEWS                         
 19 OVERSEAS WEATHER                    
 21 ORDER TRAVEL BROCHURES              
 25 HOLIDAY ADVICE                      
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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.