Not Ceefax itself, which still exists (although it's due to be switched off for good in 2012). This is Pages from Ceefax, the name given to those hours and hours of BBC1 and BBC2 airtime that used to be filled with a slowly-changing selection of "the best" of the eponymous teletext information service. Ceefax has been broadcast between the lines of the analogue television signal since 1974. Before the BBC had the means - and the inclination - to broadcast proper programmes round the clock, Ceefax was its default choice of filler material, set to a soundtrack of inoffensive easy listening music. Cheap, informative, and strangely comforting while taking a sick day off school or work.