Tyne Tees television presenter Bob Langley interviews the Hollywood actor Charlton Heston for the Six Five news programme originally broadcast on 16 January 1968. He is in Newcastle to promote his new film, Will Penny, a cowboy movie.
Tyne Tees Television interview with Chief Executive Sir John Hunter of Swan Hunter and Tyne Shipbuilders and film inserts on a shipyard strike at Swan Hunters, Newcastle upon Tyne, including aerial footage of shipyards and of a strike meeting. This news footage was included in a Look of the Month compilation, originally broadcast on 28 October 1968.
Tyne Tees Television footage of Enoch Powell closing his speech on race relations in Britain at the annual Conservative Party Conference in Blackpool, Lancashire, on 10 October 1968. This clip appeared in a Look of the Month compilation broadcast on 28 October 1968.
Film insert of the arrival of Labour government Secretary of State for Defence Denis Healey at military barracks in Barnard Castle for the Tyne Tees TV news programme Today at Six broadcast on 25 November 1968.
Mute Tyne Tees Television footage showing traffic jams and pedestrians on the streets of Newcastle during an unannounced bus strike. This report was transmitted 15 October 1974.
Tyne Tees TV interview with Manny Shinwell, a British trade union official, Labour politician and one of the leading figures of Red Clydeside, later becoming Lord Dormand of Easington, County Durham. The interview is in response to the government’s Prices and Incomes Act, 1967, and the devaluation of the pound on November 20, 1967, amidst increasing wage claims. This item was originally broadcast on 1 June 1968.
A home movie made by Daniel Webster, believed a vice-principle of Bede College in Durham, of his family made between 1947 and 1957. The focus of the film is his two children who are seen growing from children to adults. The film records a number of domestic scenes of the family such as Christmas and holidays to the Lake District, Scotland and Ulster. The film includes a number of acted sequences featuring family members as well as shots 50's domestic scenes. The film also includes views from two Durham Miners Gala (1952 and 1955?) as well as motorbikes at Belmont Park and the Durham Regatta showing rowers on the river Wear.
An amateur film which begins with a procession of decorative floats and a juvenile jazz band parading along a road, believed to be in Sunderland. Due to the political messages of some of the floats the event may relate to a local student rag week. The remainder of the reel features views of a football match taking place in Spain and views from a hotel veranda.
Unedited footage shot by David Williams of the 100th Durham Miners Gala on Saturday 16th July 1983. The film begins in Durham Market Place with the procession of banners and colliery brass bands waiting to begin the march to Durham Racecourse. General views follow as the procession make its way out of Silver Street and along Sadler Street. Passing The County Hotel, future Labour Party leader Neil Kinnock and wife Glenys stand beside the then Labour leader Michael Foot. They all applaud as the banners pass. From a platform on the racecourse, Arthur Scargill, President of the National Union of Mineworkers, gives an impassioned speech about the future of coalmining in the region. General views follow of various banners on display intercut with archive footage of a previous gala. The final part of the film shows the procession of banners and colliery bands marching along Elvet Bridge and Old Elvet.
This Tyne Tees Television Today at Six news item covers the closure of the ladies public toilets in the centre of Morpeth. This item was originally broadcast on 7 May 1975. Charlotte Allen reports.
Tyne Tees Television filmed report on a dispute over trades union representation for 300 hourly-paid workers at Commodore Business Machines UK Ltd on the Eaglescliffe Industrial Estate. The firm will not recognise the Electrician’s Union in Cleveland. The union asked ACAS to intervene but Commodore would not co-operate with the service or allow its officers to interview workers at the factory. The item was broadcast on the regional news programme Northern Life on 22 February 1977. Anne Avery reports.
Tyne Tees Television mute film insert on a strike by the Cleveland ambulance drivers, possibly at Middlesbrough General Hospital, which features footage of picketing outside the ambulance station. This item was originally broadcast on 28 January 1977.