BBC Breakfast on the closure of Ceefax

I wrote thousands upon thousands of pages of BBC Ceefax back in the day and it was one of the highlights of my writing career. And it’s gone. This is a clip from October 2012 when BBC Breakfast featured the final closing down of the service. I didn’t clip this to YouTube: I don’t know who did, but I appreciate the copyright-busting courtesy. One other thing: I was interviewed here really because I wrote about my time on Ceefax in a feature on Radio Times.

That was one of my most popular and most successful, also frankly one of my best articles on the RT website: Farewell to Ceefax – it was nice working with you. And that would’ve been a forgotten and very boring little piece if editor Tim Glanfield hadn’t got me to rewrite it and make it better.

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