Recently, Spanish prisoners have hit the international headlines for their use of teletext to communicate with the outside world. But, as Dan and Carl find out, this certainly isn’t the first time this sort of thing has happened.
In a Teletext R Podcast special feature, teletext fan Thomas Boevith presents his elightening research into Copenhagen prisons’ internal teletext services.
And finally, we take a look at a few other coded messages in teletext and the general media.
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0:00 Intro and shoutouts
4:20 Teletext in Spanish prisons
20:32 Finnish prisoners communicate via teletext
24:20 Coded messages in the media (and teletext): Arnold & Digitiser’s Bad Fur Day
37:19 Teletext news: BBC Red Button saved, Aertel not quite dead yet?
42:20 Danish prison teletext with Thomas Boevith
51:00 Final thoughts including prison teletext escape room ideas
Article on potential weapons deal on Danish teletext (in Danish).
Norwegian podcast about prison teletext (in Norwegian).
You also hear the voices of Mr Biffo and Mort Smith, who were speaking at the Digitiser-Teletext Block Party 2016.
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Music featured in this episode
- Chill Lounge – Music from Ceefax
- June – Bobby Richards
- Ipanema Daydream – Bird Creek
- World War Blues – Mini Vandals
- Wehrmut – Godmode
- A Night Alone – Tracktribe
- Walk Through The Park – Tracktribe