Ceefax AM Tapes

Monthly Charts 1983 - 1985

 

Of the twelve tapes listed below that were compiled specifically for Ceefax AM broadcasts, some were embellished during their lifetime with an additional track early in 1984. Sometimes this would be at the start, other times elsewhere. For example, Hand in Hand  was inserted in front of Sunny Isle on No. 1, and You're Gonna Need Me, had French Candies added as track 1 on No. 2. Similarly, No. 7 originally commenced with Capability Brown, but subsequently the track Sailing By was added at the start.

No. 9, Regina Waltz, was withdrawn after only four days in April 1984. Samantha (3) and Somewhere Downtown (5) are sometimes numbered the other way round! Two versions of the latter exist, one finishing with Early One Morning followed by Eric Coates' Television March, and the other with A Nightingale Sung in Berkeley Square. The proper title for No.10, My Simple Heart, is I'd Rather Leave While I'm in Love.

Other standard trade test tapes were used for Ceefax AM outwith the dates indicated in the charts below.

All very confusing!

 

 

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No.

Tape Name

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1

Sunny Isle

2

You're Gonna Need Me

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

Samantha

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

Concierto de Aranjuez

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

Somewhere Downtown

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

Melodie Indienne

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

Capability Brown

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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4

 

 

 

 

No.

Tape Name

J

F

M

A

M

J

J

A

S

O

N

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1

Sunny Isle / Hand in Hand

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

You're Gonna Need Me / French Candies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

Samantha

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

Concierto de Aranjuez

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

Somewhere Downtown

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

Melodie Indienne

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

Capability Brown / Sailing By

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

Private Thoughts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9

Regina Waltz

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10

I'd Rather Leave while I'm in Love

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11

Take Off

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12

Barbaroussa

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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8

5

 

 

 

 

No.

Tape Name

J

F

M

A

M

J

J

A

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3

Samantha

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

Melodie Indienne

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

Sailing By

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

Private Thoughts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10

I'd Rather Leave while I'm in Love

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11

Take Off

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12

Barbaroussa

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

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