Latest Update June-July
Another month of unbroken daily updates gone, so here's a little overview of some of the main things added this month.
I usually save this until last, but I want to get the newest feature out of the way first. On desktop browsers now (mobile and tablet may follow if I can work out a practical way of doing it), as well as being able to navigate through the teletext galleries by pressing the now and next buttons, for a closer-to-true teletext experience you can now type any page number in directly if you already know it. If that page is available in the gallery, it'll jump you straight to it.
You can try this out on the latest gallery to be added from LWT in March 1993. The first of our Teletext galleries to be added for the London region, its still early days for both Teletext Ltd and Carlton in the area. With a mix of news and schedules as you've come to expect by now. News headlines including an IRA blast in Warrington, The Russian parliament looking to impeach President Yeltsin and worries over where the route for the Channel Tunnel into London will go.
Over the past month, we've had coverage around the difficult closure of STV2
, World Cup presentation for BBC One
and coverage of the Love Island pres for ITV2
Tonnes of old pres material has been added. Granada Television
has seen promos and invision material from various Christmasses added, including such classics as a plucky Granada designer thinking the G in a more gothic font was a great idea.
Continuing with the regional coverage expansion, ITV London
has made it to the site for the first time, with material from Thames, LWT and Carlton from across the years. Including Thames' remixed-audio Christmas ident from 1991.
ITV Network Promos
from across the years have also now been split off onto their own page, with more from the 1993 package added - who can forget that famous 'Man Having a Shave'? More has been added to the growing Central Television
section that was started late last month. And Finally there's also a short Channel 4 News Summary
I've not seen surface online before which reports on events in Tiananmen Square on June 4th 1989.
A few well remembered ones added, alongside some not as well remembered ones. Toys R Us, from before the days where 'Magical Place' and the army of child labour was used every year, Scotch reminding you how your tapes would never fade away (ironically from a very badly worn Scotch tape) and remember the Wide-Mouthed Frog?