A fashionable young woman models a radical fur hat on the streets of Newcastle upon Tyne on her way to a staged blind date. This Tyne Tees TV news magazine feature takes a witty look at one of the wackier creations of Simone Mirman, a milliner who learned her trade with Schiaparelli and designed hats for the royal family, actors and aristocrats. The off screen vox pops with shoppers and commentary add some mischievous banter to this piece, highlighting gender relations on the streets of the North East in the 1960s. It is not known if this item is a final edit. It appeared in a Look of the Month compilation broadcast on 28 October 1968.
Reporter Marion Foster interviews the famous Jarrow author Catherine Cookson about her new book ‘The Round Tower’ and the north east character for the Tyne Tees Television Six Five news magazine.
Tyne Tees Television reporter Bill Hamilton interviews Alan Francis Pegler, owner of the Flying Scotsman steam locomotive, on the platform of Newcastle Central Station. They discuss the current running of the locomotive on the London to Edinburgh route, and the romance of steam over diesel. They also talk about the current British Rail modernisation programme and the cost of running the engine.
Mute Tyne Tees Television footage showing the opening of a library inside a static caravan.
Mute Tyne Tees Television footage showing a visit to Tyneside by John Durival Kemp, 1st Viscount Rochdale. The film shows him being escorted around a shipyard, possibly John Readhead and Sons at South Shields.
Mute roll in footage for a Tyne Tees Television news story about pollution on the River Tees.
Mute Tyne Tees Television news footage showing various industrial views along the River Tees passing the Newport Bridge and heading towards the Transporter Bridge.
A Tyne Tees Television news magazine report on a new production of William Shakespeare’s Richard II taking place at the Theatre Royal in Newcastle by the Prospect Theatre Company with an interview with the lead actor Ian McKellen.
Mute Tyne Tees Television news footage filmed from a racing car as it speeds around a track.
Mute Tyne Tees Television news footage showing firefighters at Fenham Barracks in Newcastle demonstrating the use of foam to put out a fire.
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.
Film insert of a visit to a hospital in the North East by Disney characters for Tyne Tees TV news programme Today at Six broadcast on 25 November 1968.
Geoff Druett report about the roll out of a new one-way road system in Newcastle city centre for Tyne Tees TV news programme Today at Six broadcast on 25 November 1968.
Earle Bailey report about the raising of the toll at the Ha'Penny Bridge (also known as Halfpenny Bridge) for the Tyne Tees TV news programme Today at Six broadcast on 12 June 1969. Bailey interviews the toll keeper Bill Hyde and the driver of a pony and trap using the bridge, which is subsidised by Lady Margaret Winsome Ringrose-Wharton.
Alistair Harrison report on the closure of the Haltwhistle Echo for Tyne Tees Television news magazine on Today at Six broadcast on 25 September 1969. The newspaper ceased production on 26 September 1969. The newspaper was absorbed by the Hexham Courant.
Brian Shallcross report on the British Rail proposed closure of the Haltwhistle to Alston passenger branch line for the Tyne Tees Television news programme Today at Six broadcast on 24 September 1970.
Tyne Tees Television reporter Martin Young interviews American singer, actress and dancer Eartha Kitt at the The Five Bridges Hotel (later known as the Swallow Hotel), Gateshead, following her successful performance in South Shields the previous night. She is asked if her performance changes for different types of audience, about the difference between her public image to her private life and about her image as a sex symbol and old-fashioned millionaire chaser.
Tyne Tees Television reporter Brian Shallcross interviews Brian Shelton, the Artistic Director of the Forum Theatre, Billingham, and director of a new production of ‘The Clandestine Marriage’. The report continues with an interview with actress Michelle Dotrice who is performing in the play about her role, her career and her famous farther Roy Dotrice.
Charlotte Allen reports from London about fashion for tall women for the Tyne Tees TV news programme Today at Six broadcast on 4 October 1971.
Tyne Tees Television footage of the 2nd round Gillette Cup cricket match between Durham and Essex taking place at Ropery Lane in Chester-le-Street. The report shows various balls being played. Essex won the match by seven wickets with 86 balls remaining.
Tyne Tees Television reporter Alistair Harrison interviews a man about a new sports centre opened at Newbiggin-by-the-Sea. The man talks about the new facilities available at the centre including a surgery where people can speak with a doctor about their sports requirements. The centre is unusual in that it is based on similar centres seen by the man while visiting Hungary in the Eastern Bloc.
Tyne Tees Television reporter Phil McDonnell interviews Paul and Linda McCartney on the stage of Newcastle City Hall where they will be performing in their band Wings. The report begins with views of the crew setting up on stage followed by the couple being asked about performing again to live audiences and what has changed in his music since the days of The Beatles
Film insert of a council tenant row about demolition in Gateshead for the Tyne Tees TV news programme Today at Six broadcast on 18 April 1974.
Film insert of an FA disciplinary committee meeting at St James Park, Newcastle United’s football ground, for the Tyne Tees TV news programme Today at Six broadcast on 18 April 1974.
Film insert on an art exhibition named ‘The British Soldier’ at an unidentified gallery for the Tyne Tees TV news programme Today at Six on 18 April 1974.