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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                 220232252a   0p
   H41/H42=HENRY IV PARTS I and II      
   na=NOT APPLICABLE        m=Matinee   
   X=FEW SEATS ONLY   TEL O1-628 8795   
    MAR  15  16m 16  17  18  19m 19     
         H42 H41 H42 P   P   P   P      
   £8.5O A   na  A   A   A   na  A      
   £7.OO A   na  A   A   A   na  A      
   £6.OO na  X   na  na  na  X   na     
   * TO BOOK............key 1 *         
     RSC INDEX          key 9           
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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.