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Download to Own - A Midlands News Day

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Price: £9.99 Product code: DTO6

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Film Description

A behind the scenes look on ATV's Midlands News in 1963.

Filmed in fly-on-the-wall style with no commentary or voice over, we see activities in the ATV newsroom as reporters and production staff plan their programme. The film opens with reporter Tony Holmes talking on the telephone. Producer Mike Warman is seen looking for stories in a newspaper, a secretary goes through the mail and Editor Bob Gillman dictates a letter and answers the phone. We then see reporter Reg Harcourt on the phone discussing a helicopter crash in which a cameraman has been involved. Another reporter Tim Downes is also seen on the phone talking about a story involving a man who owns a pet leopard. Gillman then receives a phone call alerting him to a train crash at Knowle and Dorridge and two cameramen (one is Frank Harding) are scrambled. Next we see a film editor (Brian Hollins?) and an audio typist at work. Mike Warman telephones in requests for sound effects and we see the telecine being laced with film. In the studio the news reader Pat Cox receives her make-up and a briefing from Reg Harcourt. We see the studio gallery (Alpha Television at Aston) and a broadcast of the bulletin with Pat Cox and Pat Astley taking it in turn to read items. We see clips of the Knowle and Dorridge crash, Reg Harcourt interview with Mandy Rice-Davies at her Shirley home who has been called as a witness in the London trial of Stephen Ward who is charged with living off the earnings of prostitution, Shropshire helicopter crash, the Tim Downes interview about a leopard owned by Colin Cooke of Redditch, and Douglas MacDonald of Stoney Stanton who has built a flying machine

Duration:  18 mins 
Black & White / Sound
Ratio: 4:3
Sorry, there are no subtitles available for the hard of hearing at present

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