Film insert of an empty Grosmont Station and railway tracks on the closed Grosmont to Pickering line for an item on the attempt to preserve and re-open this part of the original Whitby and Pickering railway, broadcast on the Tyne Tees Television Six Five news programme on 16 January 1968.
Film insert of the demolition of a motor garage at an unidentified location for the Tyne Tees Television Six Five news programme broadcast on 16 January 1968.
Film insert of a Royal Navy ceremony for a sea burial on board HMS Abdiel in Hartlepool Harbour. Filmed for the Tyne Tees Television Six Five news programme, this item broadcast on 16 January 1968. The ship was commissioned on 17 October 1967, designated by the Ministry of Defence as an ‘exercise minelayer’.
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.
Reporter Phil McDonnell interviews a mechanic from West Hartlepool, Harry Ashleigh, who plays his bagpipes on the beach at West Hartlepool, dressed in the full regalia of a Gordon Highlander. This news magazine item featured in a Tyne Tees TV 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.
Tyne Tees Television interview with South African golfer Gary Player from Johannesburg, one of the most successful golfers in the history of the sport. This interview featured in a Look of the Month compilation broadcast on 28 October 1968.
Reporter Bill Weeks conducts vox pops in Newcastle upon Tyne about farmers and farm produce. This Tyne Tees Television news magazine item was used in a Look of the Month compilation broadcast on 28 October 1968.
Phil McDonnell conducts topical vox pops among young boys in Newcastle about the space race and the prospect of going to the moon. This Tyne Tees TV news magazine item was broadcast in a Look of the Month programme on 28 October 1968, the year before the United States successfully landed men on the moon with the Apollo 11 space mission.
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 the 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 transmitted 1 May 1968.
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. This report was transmitted 1 May 1968.
Mute Tyne Tees Television footage transmitted 1 May 1968 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. This report was transmitted 1 May 1968.
Mute roll in footage for a Tyne Tees Television news story transmitted 19 November 1968 about pollution on the River Tees.
Mute Tyne Tees Television news footage transmitted on the 19th November 1968 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 transmitted 19 November 1968 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 transmitted 19 November 1968 and filmed from a racing car as it speeds around a track.
Mute Tyne Tees Television news footage transmitted 19 November 1968 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.
A report on the closure of the Haltwhistle Echo for Tyne Tees Television news magazine Today at Six, originally broadcast on 25 September 1969. The newspaper ceased production on 26 September 1969 and was absorbed by the Hexham Courant. Alister Harrison reports.
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.