A Tyne Tees Television documentary on pigeon fancying and racing in the north east of England. Members of the Up North Combine talk about the history and their passion for the sport linking it to mining and heavy industry along the coast from Yorkshire to Northumberland. Footage includes a look at the annual Royal Pigeon Racing Association show in Blackpool and Bobby Thompson on stage at the Easington Colliery Club & Institute.
Tyne Tees Television documentary on Brendan Foster, world record breaker and European gold medallist, in his capacity as Recreation Director of the Sports Department of Gateshead Borough Council, and the impact on the town of the sports stadium and new recreation and sports facilities developed by the council. Includes footage of the Gateshead Harriers winning the A.A.A. National 12 man Road Relay at Sutton Park, Sutton Coldfield in 1975 and Brendan Foster’s world record run in the 3000 metres at the 1974 Rediffusion Gateshead Games.
An incomplete edition of the Tyne Tees Television current affairs series Briefing on ethnic minorities in the North East region, first broadcast on 25 April 1983, with the focus on Newcastle and Middlesbrough. Footage includes Chinese New Year celebrations for the Year of the Pig in Newcastle in 1983; learning the Koran in a Middlesbrough mosque; and interviews with various education and community leaders involved in improving race relations in Tyne and Wear and Cleveland. The programme includes commentary.
The filmed element of an edition of the Tyne Tees Television programme 'Access' that follows Herbie Sutherland from Newcastle Polytechnic as he enjoys a walk to work from home at High Heaton in Newcastle. With the increasing encroachment of new roads and other developments impeding his progress, he raises concerns for the pedestrian who tries to negotiate his or her way around the city.
The filmed element of an edition of the Tyne Tees Television programme 'Access' transmitted 9 December 1976 made by 'S.L.O.G.G. Send the Lorries Out of Gosforth & Gateshead'. The film follows the groups campaigning against traffic congestion along the main shopping streets of Gosforth and Gateshead and the problems that result, including noise and the dangers threatening housewives, children and old people.
The filmed element of an edition of the Tyne Tees Television programme 'Access' transmitted 26 July 1974 made by campaigners in support of the Sunderland Empire Theatre who discuss the reasons why their theatre is overlooked by both the Arts Council for funding and by many of the main touring theatre companies.
This edition of the Tyne Tees Television programme 'Access' looks at the pay and conditions of women who go out to work to supplement the family income. In order to organise themselves a group of women are trying to establish a working women's charter group at their place of work. They make representations to their union, who initially are unsympathetic. The film also includes interviews with women who are trying to find jobs with good pay that will fit around family commitments.
This Tyne Tees Television documentary profiles the North East comedian and club entertainer Pauline Patricia Brennan (nee Petty), better known under her stage name, Scarlet O'Hara. She reminisces about her impoverished post-war childhood in the working class Rye Hill area of Scotswood, in Newcastle’s West End, her husbands, and the start of her career working as a singer and stand-up comic at working men’s clubs and pubs in the region. The programme was originally broadcast on 12th March 1981 as part of the series Northern Scene, later featuring as part of the networked About Britain series.
An edition of the Tyne Tees Television programme The Works showing preparations for and opening of the Cutty Sark Tall Ships Race taking place in and around the River Tyne at Newcastle upon Tyne between the 15th and 19th July 1986.
An incomplete edition of the Tyne Tees Television arts programme Come In If You Can Get In that looks at a scheme aimed at putting artists in the workplace. The film follows two artists, one of whom works in a steelworks the other in a Co-Operative supermarket and shows them paintings about these locations.
An incomplete edition of the Tyne Tees Television arts programme Come In If You Can Get In about the 1983 Tyneside Film Festival. This programme was transmitted 3 November 1983. The film includes interviews with actress Julie Christie, the Festival Director, Sheila Whitaker, and representatives from both Amber and Trade Films. Footage of the orchestra ‘Berlinaband’ conducted by John Hull in performance also features.
An incomplete edition of the Tyne Tees Television arts programme Come In If You Can Get In about the play ‘Strippers’ written by Walker born playwright Peter Terson. The film includes interviews with Peter, the director and actors in the play as well as Toni and Dana who are two north east strippers. The play premiered at the Newcastle Playhouse and this programme includes various scenes from it as well as sequences of Toni and Dana stripping in working-men’s clubs. This edition was transmitted 24 May 1984.
An incomplete edition of the Tyne Tees Television arts programme Come In If You Can Get In about the growing number of young musicians come from Cleveland. The film includes The Brodsky String Quartet practising in the home of Michael and Jacqueline Thomas in Middlesbrough and interviews with Jack Brymer and Stephane Grappelli. This edition was transmitted 23 December 1982.
This 1980s Tyne Tees Television feature is an anarchic spoof tour of the cult satirical rag ‘Viz’ at its offices in Jesmond, Newcastle upon Tyne, and at a photo shoot, introduced by creator Chris Donald with a hefty dose of smutty innuendo. Includes examples of some of the foul-mouthed cartoon characters such as Roger Mellie (the Man on the Telly), Buster Gonad, Biffa Bacon, Sid the Sexist, Jack Black and his dog Silver.
A Tyne Tees Television documentary looking at the history and development of the River Ouseburn, a tributary of the River Tyne, which runs through Newcastle from Callerton in the north of the city into the Tyne. The film shows the various strategies to improve the environment of the Ouseburn, as it goes through Jesmond and the City of Newcastle, to create better conditions for visitors and wildlife.
A filmed sequence from the Tyne Tees Television programme Commercial Break looking at the problems faced by north east fashion designers getting their works produced and sold commercially. The film focuses on Newcastle designer Kathleen Shaw and follows her to a fashion show taking place at Wynyard Hall.
A filmed sequence from the Tyne Tees Television programme Commercial Break about beer brewing in the north east. The film follows Trevor and Angie Smith and their company Hardrian’s Brewery and shows Trevor brewing a new batch of his beer Gladiator from his small factory unit in Byker in Newcastle. They talk about the problems they have faced starting a new brewery especially with competition from the larger breweries of Scottish and Newcastle and the Federation Brewery.
Tyne Tees TV interview with English musician, singer, songwriter, and actor, Sting ( born Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner) broadcast as part of the weekly children's programme Sunday Sundae on Sunday 18th November. The presenter was 16 year old Catriona Pettigrew who had been a runner-up in the 1980 Young Newsreader of the Year Competition run by the Tyne Tees nightly news magazine Northern Life. Pettigrew was a student at Stockton 6th Form College on Teesside.
An incomplete edition of the Tyne Tees TV current affairs programme Briefing about the Jewish community in Newcastle, also broadcast as part of Tyne Tees Television's "About Britain" series. Subjects covered include celebrations for the annual festival of Purim, traditional food, education and study, and the dwindling Jewish population in Newcastle and Gateshead.
This filmed segment of an edition of the Tyne Tees Television current affairs series Briefing investigates the Shildon Wagon Works as it battles against closure by British Rail. Includes interviews with trades union officials and a worker as a large campaign is mounted to save the works. It ended on 29 June, 1984 with closure and the loss of 1,750 jobs. The edition was first broadcast on 24 January 1983.
This filmed segment for an episode of the Tyne Tees TV current affairs series Briefing looks at low paid, low grade factory jobs for women in the manufacturing sector and compares this trend with a successful business, Northumbrian Computer Management, started at home by Hazel Moody in 1974. A clothing factory in Gateshead features. The episode was first transmitted on 2 April 1984.
This Tyne Tees Television news special covers the visit of the President of the United States, James ‘Jimmy’ Carter, to the north east of England in May 1977, with commentary and interviews by Bill Steel. Footage includes the run-up to the arrival of the President by Air Force One at Newcastle Airport; a run through of the itinerary of the visit to Newcastle upon Tyne; interviews with representatives of the Corning Ltd glass works in Sunderland and the President’s visit to the factory escorted by British Prime Minister James Callaghan. Includes good footage of the traditional craft of making glass inside Corning.
The filmed element of an edition of the Tyne Tees Television current affairs programme Your World This Week asks whether amusement arcades and bingo halls are attracting the wrong kind of people to the village of Seahouses on the Northumberland coast.
A documentary drama produced by Brunner Lloyd Productions for the National Savings Committee (a quasi-government agency) that depicts social mobility in the North East. The story follows a ship yard worker's dreams of putting to sea in a ship he has helped build, but finds his savings better spent on helping his son through merchant naval college. The film features footage of the ocean-going liner, Ocean Monarch, built on Tyneside by Vickers Armstrong in 1951.
A promotional film made by Dorman, Long & Co. Ltd showing the various stages in the construction of the Tyne Bridge from 1926 until its opening on October 10th 1928 by King George V and Queen Mary. The film uses animated graphics to show some of the technical aspects of the bridge's construction and is filmed at various locations around the bridge in both Newcastle and Gateshead.