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 story 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. This report was transmitted 6 April 1971.
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 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, transmitted 11 July 1973, 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 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.
A Tyne Tees Television news magazine item in which a couple perform a song lamenting the demolition of the old Byker area of Newcastle. As they sing, the film intercuts views of Byker filmed by a news crew showing the older terraced streets being demolished as well as the new Byker Wall. This report was transmitted 15 October 1974.
Mute Tyne Tees Television footage of various historic glass items on display at the Laing Art Gallery in Newcastle transmitted 15 October 1974.
Tyne Tees Television reporter Peter Holland interviews rock and roll star Tommy Steele from the stage of the Sunderland Empire where twenty years ago he made his stage debut as frontman for ‘The Steelmen’. He recollects that first night and is asked about pop stardom and the course of his career since then. This report was transmitted 14 September 1976.
Preparations for the traditional Chapeltown Carnival in Leeds are underway, and this news piece features interviews with different costume designers and committee members as they get ready for Carnival. This news piece was originally transmitted 22nd August, 1980. Reporter Petrina Rance.
Hardy Amies and Richard Whiteley discuss the latest in men’s fashions in this Calendar News piece originally broadcast on 20th April, 1977. The short interview takes place outside the old Hepworth’s building in Leeds.
Tyne Tees Television Six Five news programme interview by Phil McDonnell with British-born American actor Bob Hope, born as Leslie Townes Hope, on his British tour to promote the release of the comedy film ‘Eight on the Lam’’, directed by George Marshall. The item was originally broadcast on 1 June 1968.
This amateur film made by Mr L Hammell, a teacher at Norton High Street Junior School, of a school visit to London. The film shows the journey by coach along the motorway and their time in the capital, which included a trip to London Zoo.
This amateur film made by Mr L Hammell, a teacher at Norton High Street Junior School, of a school visit to London shows the pupils and staff taking a bus tour around London and along the river Thames before heading home back to Norton.
This short amateur film by Stephen Gray documents the 'Run With the Stars' Newcastle Theatre Royal Appeal event to raise money for the theatres refurbishment in around 1985. Includes the celebrity guests Alan Robson of Metro Radio and Wendy Gibson, BBC Look North presenter. The film also features local actor Billy Fane who would go on to star in 'Byker Grove'.
A home movie made by David Williams begins with a visit to the Uffington White Horse in Oxfordshire in 1966. The film changes to show the family in a garden with his wife Rosemary playing with a group of small children. Christmas celebrations in 1965 follow which includes a visiting African family and a model railway. A visit to Lindisfarne or Holy Island comes next with views from a car crossing the causeway and the family walking around the island and looking at rock pools. While on the island they see signs advising visitors that Roman Polanski's film ‘Cul-De-Sac’ is currently in production there. The final part of the film shows the family visiting High Force waterfall near Middleton-in-Teesside in County Durham.
An amateur ghost story and morality play based on Charles Dickens' “A Christmas Carol’ made by members of the Elvet Youth Club in Durham with the assistance of David Williams. The story follows a young boy who visits a local youth club where he causes nothing but trouble. He falls asleep and a ghost appears to show him the error of his ways. After being terrorised by the ghostly images of those he has wronged, the film ends with the boy returning to the club and making good his bad deeds.
An educational film made by Bede College, Durham, for Durham County Educational Committee to show how drama can be used as an educational tool in primary schools. Filmed at Tanfield Lea Primary School in County Durham, the films show pupils recreating a wagon train crossing the American West using only pieces of school equipment and their own imaginations. The pupils develop their own story and act out the trials and tribulations of a wagon train making its way across the vast and sometimes hostile landscape of the American West. While some of the pupils play the setters, others become Native Americans.
A sombre film made by students of Bede College in Durham about memory and death. The film is played to Adagio in G Minor by Tomaso Albinoni with a commentary given by two men reading from Dostoevsky and the short fable ‘The Invention of the Devil’ by Franz Kafka. Filmed at night, views of Durham Cathedral are followed by a young woman walking through a churchyard. She looks at a gravestone before going inside and sits at a pew looking mournful. The film ends with her getting up and leaving.
A short student film, a homage to Blue Peter showing a pair of hands making a model of a stone house from the sleeve of a matchbox, Polly filler and paint. The film shows the five stages needed to create the model.
An amateur film made and narrated by David Williams of an educational visit by a delegation from Durham University to the country of Lesotho in southern Africa in 1968. The film begins with the delegation flying to Johannesburg in South Africa and, due to delays with this flight, some of the group had to find alternative travel arrangements. There are views around Johannesburg and a steam train that takes them onto Bloemfontein, the capital of South Africa. The group enter Lesotho from the north via the Caledon River and stay in bungalows near a college campus in the counties capital Maseru. In the second part of the film, a group from the delegation go on an excursion to the Roma Valley before travelling onto Semonkong Falls by horseback and aircraft. The film ends with aircraft returning to Maseru and one of the delegation drinking a local beverage and watching a group of boys perform a dance.
An amateur film produced and narrated by David Williams of a delegation from Durham University visiting Lerotholi Technical Centre in the capital of Lesotho Maseru where they help to educate a group of student teachers in how to teach primary school children. The film shows the student teachers participating in a variety of activities both scientific and artistic around the college and listening intently at lectures. They also participate in a dramatization of a local folk story by designing and painting their own costumes and props. Some of the delegation also participate in a school lesson with local children which is watched by the teachers. The film ends with the delegation saying goodbye and crossing the border out of Lesotho.
An amateur film made by David Williams who was part of an educational delegation from Durham University visiting the country of Lesotho in southern Africa in 1969. The film begins with the delegation visiting a building built on top of a hill and local children making murals in the earth. The second part of the film records a re-enactment by children in a school of a local folk tale watched over and assisted by the student teachers working with the Durham delegation.
An amateur film produced and narrated by David Williams comparing the postage stamps of the southern African Kingdom of Lesotho with their real-life locations visited on a trip to the country in 1972 by special invitation of King Moshoeshoe II. The film begins at the border with South Africa followed by views of the capital city Maseru including the Lesotho Royal Palace where the king is filmed being mobbed by his people. The film includes a number of excursions to visits some of the countries well known attractions including the prehistoric dinosaur tracks in the western parts of the country, the cave paintings at Ha Barona and a special excision by aircraft to see the Maletsunyane Falls. As well as a commentary, the film also features a musical track sung in the local dialect.
An original cameral roll, possibly produced by students of Bede College, shows Conservators at work in a studio at the Shipley Art Gallery in Gateshead repairing and restoring various paintings and their frames using, what was then, modern conservation equipment. This film looks at the work and techniques used in repairing and cleaning paintings, some of which are many years old. The film shows the materials and tools deployed and the dedication of the Conservators in their skilful and painstaking work.
A short humorous student film made by member of the cast and production crew of ‘Fangs for the Memory’ in the grounds of Bede College, Durham. Playing up to the camera they are filmed snatching various title cards from each other’s hands as the cards are passed around. The final part of the film shows two of the cards either being stomped on or being set on fire.
A short amateur film showing a group of animators, possibly students of Bede College in Durham, producing an animated film. From the light of a desk lamp, the group prepare to shot their film. A number of drawings are placed onto an animation board and a frame of film is taken. The exercise is repeated. The film ends with one of the animators writing down presumably the title of their production.