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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:
 MICRONET 800 (C)        60061a       0p
    Telesoftware - Index to Computers   
     Select your make of computer.New   
     models will be added every month.  
 10 Apple             All the facts you 
 11 BBC               need to know about
 12 Commodore Pet     telesoftware -    
 29 Spectrum               GOTO 7       
 31 TRS 80          ********************
 32 ZX '81            Some brief tips   
 Programs available   about LOADing -   
 to MICRONET 800           GOTO 6       
 members only.      ********************
 GOTO 5 to join!    ********************
   Try our home fun and games GOTO 9    
    Know more about OSPREY - GOTO 8     
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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.