This Tyne Tees Television documentary was originally broadcast on 14 October 1963, the first year of the newly formed Newcastle University. The production follows two students, Christine Hughes and Derek Sutton, as they throw themselves into student life: academic life in the lecture room and laboratories, examinations, graduation ceremony and leisure time. The film contrasts traditional elements of student life such as buying academic gowns, residential halls and dining etiquette, along with student clubs and recreation - Morris dancing, sailing, sports, the student newspaper, the Courier. Includes footage of the Fine Art, Naval Architecture, and Physics departments, along with shots of the new Herschel physics building, designed by Sir Basil Spence and opened in March 1962.
A Tyne Tees Television documentary, broadcast in 1969, about the importance of local government in Newcastle and the workings of the city council at the new landmark Civic Centre. Includes footage of the opening of Newcastle Civic Centre in 1968 by King Olav V of Norway. The film looks at the 'big business' of local government and focuses on a number of departments within the council including housing, education, public health and social services.
This Tyne Tees Television documentary appeared in the ITV About Britian series and was transmitted 2nd April 1974. The programme follows Dr Henry Miller, Vice Chancellor of Newcastle University, as he shows us around Newcastle upon Tyne discussing many aspects of the city, from old and new architecture and industry to the Grainger Market and football. Scott Dobson makes an appearance to discuss the 'Geordie character'.
A promotional film by Turners Film Unit for the North East Development Council, which records the North East’s recent industrial, commercial, social and cultural successes to encourage businesses and families to move to the region. Includes footage of education, art and entertainment, shopping, and industry from Northumberland down to Tees Valley.
Sponsored film produced for the Washington Development Corporation by Turners Film Productions. Washington was designated a ‘New Town’ in 1964 and expanded dramatically to house overspill population from surrounding cities. This film describes the planning background and development achieved in the first 7 years of constructing Washington’s new self-sufficient "villages," industrial estates, road communications, social amenities and its town centre. The legacy of the coal industry and derelict colliery sites also feature in some scenes. John Edmunds provides the voice over.
A celebration of the potential for business growth in Sunderland with its attractions of housing, schools, cultural facilities and beauty spots, linked with a celebration of Sunderland Football Club winning the Football Association Cup in 1973.
A new Kings College student fakes a trip down the stairs to get attention from fellow lodgers who are ignoring him. This post-war amateur comedy short was a Newcastle and District Amateur Cinematographers Association (ACA) production and was filmed at central Newcastle upon Tyne locations, including the Kings College campus and Haymarket.
This award-winning amateur drama was written and directed by Keith Venn, with cast and crew from the Newcastle and District Amateur Cinematographers’ Association (ACA), and was shot at locations around Newcastle. On a morning like any other, the random destinies of a cast of characters unfold over one fateful hour in Newcastle. The film interweaves the parallel actions of three characters in the hour before 09:00am: a condemned man awaiting execution by hanging in the cells at Moot Hall County Courts; a fashion model with an unexpected assignment at the Royal Turks Head Hotel in Grey Street; and a father taking his daughter to school in West Denton.
A film made of the opening ceremony for a photographic exhibition taking place at the Viking Centre in Jarrow on the 15th July 1995. The exhibition displays historic images of the town and its people and was curated by Vince Rea of the Bede Gallery as part of part of the town's 150th anniversary festival. As well as the official opening by the Mayor and Mayoress of South Tyneside, the film shows people looking around and discussing the images that they see.
Promotional video for the Tyne & Wear Development Corporation (TWDC), presented by John Grundy, that records the progress of their redevelopment of the site of former docks, Albert Edward Dock, at North Shields, North Tyneside, and containing the pre-existing North Shields International Ferry Terminal. In 1990 it was renamed the Royal Quays and development included housing, a shopping centre and a water park known as Wet n Wild.
This promotional video for the Tyne & Wear Development Corporation (TWDC), is presented by John Grundy, and records the progress of redevelopment of St Peter's Riverside, Sunderland, home of The Sir Tom Cowie Campus at the University of Sunderland on the north bank of the River Wear. It is named after the adjacent St Peter's Church, Monkwearmouth. The film includes footage of Queen Elizabeth unveiling the sculpture Pathways of Knowledge, created by sculptor in residence Colin Wilbourn and scenes from the Roker Regatta.
This amateur film produced by Stephen Gray features him dressed as a dog taking part in a Gateshead Metropolitan Borough Council 'Good Dog' campaign to encourage good dog ownership in the borough and to prevent street and verge fouling. The film features Stephen travelling around borough handing out balloons to children and leaflets to adults.