Part of the Calendar Magazine series, this programme looks at how women in the Yorkshire region spend their leisure time. It includes interviews with women from different social, economic, and ethnic backgrounds as well as academics who have published studies on the topic.
A Tyne Tees Television newsreel containing stories covering a winter wonderland exhibition in Newcastle, a report of qualified nurses losing their jobs at Darlington, the opening of a new hostel for old people, a Christmas light switching on ceremony, a vox pop on whether men are meaner at Christmas and a report on the purchase of land at Coulby Newham near Middlesbrough for new development.
An educational and promotional film produced by the Department of Photography Kings College and co-written and directed by Bruce Allsopp looking at what is is like to be a student and what can be studied at King's College, The Newcastle Division of Durham University.
Young women volunteers attend a BRCS (British Red Cross Society) camp at Longhoughton in 1944 to train up for roles as Red Cross nurses and support for the medical services during the Second World War. In 1945 women are trained at a Red Cross Youth Movement of Northumberland campsite in the Coquetdale valley (possibly in the grounds of Rothbury Cottage Hospital), their third annual camp at Rothbury. Footage includes trainee nurses during leisure time, swimming on the Northumbrian coast, playing netball and table tennis. This amateur documentary footage was shot by Peter Beatty, a member of the Newcastle & District Amateur Cinematographers' Association (ACA), the Rothbury footage probably filmed in summer 1945, just after World War Two.