Digitiser: Press Reveal

One of the features of teletext TVs was to hide portions of content behind blank areas of the screen, which could then be displayed by pressing a button on the remote control. The reveal button came as standard on millions of TV remotes, and while it was consistently used by various teletext services over the years, it was with the arrival of Digitiser that its potential was fully realised. It wasn't long before the joy of reveal was unleashed, with reveal-o-jokes quickly becoming synonymous with Digi, and the instruction to 'press reveal' one of their most recognisable catchphrases. No longer simply employed as a TV quiz device, when Digi let loose with a reveal-me-do you were suddenly and inexplicably transported into another dimension - specifically, the twisted recesses of Mr Biffo's psyche. A place where warped versions of swans and snakes roamed in blocky pixel form. Where Jarvis Cocker would 'sing' by 'flashing' his 'lips' at you. A place where strange beasts would cry the legend 'Moc-moc-a-moc!', and where TV characters and obscure celebrities ran amok in deformed glee. Welcome, then, to Reveal-O-Show: a gallery of but a tiny fraction of the hidden delights that lurked behind the seemingly innocent teletext screens of Digitiser. It is now time to push your button. Barken!



Press reveal


EastEnders
Eastenders Ian Beale

Eastenders Dot Cotton

Eastenders Steve Owen

Eastenders Phil Mitchell

Eastenders Janine Butcher

Eastenders: Mitchell Vs. Fowler


The Tin Man
The Tin Man

The Tin Man

The Tin Man


Star Wars
Jar-Jar Binks

Yoda please don't hit me

Chewbacca

Chewbacca

Chewbacca

Chewbacca

Chewbaca


Chewbacca

Chewbacca

Chewbacca

Darth Ronson

Yoda

C3-PO

C3-PO

C3-PO

C3-PO

C3-PO

C3-PO


Press reveal to see a beast:
A beast

Press reveal to see the Mona Lisa:
The Mona Lisa

Press reveal to see Mr Biffo being interviewed:
Mr Biffo being interviewed

Press reveal to see Mr Biffo's PC:
Mr Bifo's PC

Cracker

Reveal-o-joke

Mr Biffo's website

Insulin Guy

Gary Barlow


Press reveal to see a nice flower:
A nice flower

Giraffe Cat

Press reveal to see your worst nightmare:
Your worst nightmare

Press reveal to see where you live:
You live here: The Skank's Caravan

Things: just ate a brush

Things: helicopter sounds

Things: nanny pushed her fag-ends through the letterbox at me

Bjork

Robert Smith from The Cure

Thom Yorke from Radiohead

Richard E Grant

A cat called Derek Croft

Someone killed a mink!

The Digitiser guide to British games journos


Swans
Digitiser swans

The Snakes meet the Swans


The Funny Dancers
The Funny Dancers

The Funny Dancers

The Funny Dancers
The Funny Dancers

The Funny Dancers

The Funny Dancers



Hunchback Notre Dame Disco

Men and Motors

Sooty and Sweep

Naked Psychiatrist

A fan of Shigeru Miyamoto


Batman
Batman

Batman

Batman

Batman

Batman

Batman


Press reveal to see Bill Gates:
Bill Gates

Press reveal to see Lex Luthor:
Lex Luthor

Aardvark The Mask Somebody Stop Me

Press reveal to see a bearded woman:
Bearded woman

The Fifth Teletubby

The Fifth Teletubby

The Fifth Teletubby

The Fifth Teletubby

The Fifth Teletubby

The Fifth Teletubby

The Fifth Teletubby

The Fifth Teletubby

The Fifth Teletubby

Press reveal to see an egg birth:
Egg Birth: Gary Lineker

Press reveal to see a monkey:
Monkey Egg

Magic Monkey

Poirot

Rollo Benny

Robo-dance

Robo-dance

Robo-dance

Robo-dance

Robo-dance

The Great Suprendo

You, naked

The Devil (Digitiser)

The Devil (Digitiser)


Mr T
Mr T in the 21st Century

Mr T street soccer

Mr T's bins

Mr C from The Shaman

Mr T and Daddy Cool

Mr T and Santa

Mr T and Santa

Mr T and Santa

Mr T and Santa

Mr T and Santa

Mr T and Santa

Mr T and Santa

Mr T getting busy


Daddy Cool
Daddy Cool

Daddy Cool

Daddy Cool


Morrissey
Morrissey

Morrissey weregiraffe

Morrissey

Morrissey



Turner The Worm Meets The Snakes

Visual happiness

What Santa is bringing you

Teletubbies

Teletubbies

Bing Bong Lethal Weapon

DIY Kelly

Dr Derek Doctors

Christmas Perv

Peter The Postrich

Ralph Stramps MP

The Lickmaster

Press reveal to see an unexpected celebrity union:
Unexpected celebrity union: Alanis Morrissette and ISIS

Vanilla Ice

Cocoa Nova Laxative Pills

Frankenstein's Monster

Frankenstein's Monster

Hansel Meds

Mmmnnng

Man from the Pearl and Dean ads

Honk!

Crab-Henry


Simu-Sing
Simu-Sing: Jarvis Cocker

Simu-Sing: Mick Hucknall

Simu-Sing: Wallace and Grommit

Simu-Sing: Liza Minnelli

Simu-Sing: Neil Tennant

Simu-Sing: Sparks


The Rapping Shoe
The Rapping Shoe

The Rapping Shoe

The Rapping Shoe at Christmas


Le Chef
Le Chef

Le Chef

Le Chef

Le Chef

Le Chef

Le Chef

Le Chef

Le Chef

Le Chef

Le Chef

Le Chef

Le Chef



Student hedgehogs

Doctor Heinous

Councillor Clack

Press reveal to see an anteater:
Anteater


Mr Paranoia
Mr Paranoia

Mr Paranoia

Mr Paranoia


The Digitiser Advent Calendar 2018
Advent calendar

Advent calendar

Advent calendar

Advent calendar



Tooth Fairy

Press reveal to see an eco warning:
Eco warning: Don't Eat Sky

Creature From The Brown Lagoon

Press reveal to see a text-based game:
Text-based game


Don Palmer
Don Palmer

Don Palmer

Don Palmer


Press reveal to see Gr'n M'chl:
Gr'n M'chl

Merry Christmas

Guy

Guy

Paint 'em up Hannah Gordon

We Love ELO

Alex Garland

Anderson Shelter For Skanks

Buzz Aldrin

Super Church 76

ET

The Real Turner The Worm Being Sick

Do you know of any important moments from the annals of Digi history that have been omitted? If so, then mail me (superpage58@gmail.com) right now, man. Credit will be duly given for anything that gets put up.

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