Earlier this year, we reported on the BBC Red Button teletext service, which has unfortunately been threatened with switch-off. Since then, it has stayed on the air – albeit temporarily – due to the current global situation.
In this episode of Teletext R, Sarah Gayton of the National Federation of the Blind UK provides an update on the campaign to save the Red Button for good.
We also hear from various users of the text service who explain why it is extremely important to them in their everyday lives.
Direct download: Teletext R Podcast 2020-09-19 – Save the Red Button teletext service with Sarah (40mb)
Listen on Retro Unlim here.
2:40 Messages to the Save the Red Button campaign
including 6:40 Ronald Hendrey, who fought in the D-Day landings
14:50 Finding the ‘hidden’ Red Button stories
30:00 Victor Jackson, originator of Save the Red Button
33:50 Why the Red Button and not the Internet
39:30 Save the Red Button postal appeals
43:00 Messages to Tim Davie, new BBC Director General
Teletextr iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/teletextr/id1445105820
Teletext Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/TeletextGroup/