HALFWAY TO PARADISE: HEN PARTY

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Places:

  • Glasgow

Subjects:

  • Celebrations, traditions and customs

Genres:

  • Television arts

Series:

  • Halfway to paradise

Decade:

  • 1980s

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Title: HALFWAY TO PARADISE: HEN PARTY

Reference number: 2405

Date: 1989

Director: d. Di Patrick

Sponsor: Channel 4 Television

Production company: Big Star in a Wee Picture

Sound: sound

Original format: 16mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 7.14 mins

Description: A film insert for the Channel 4 magazine series 'Halfway to Paradise'. Glasgow brides-to-be give their views on marriage and the traditional Scottish "hen party". [Transmitted November 1989].

Credits: cam. Arthur Smith
rec. Stuart Bruce
ed. Bert Eeles
series p. Don Coutts and Stuart Cosgrove

Shotlist: No credits. Gvs women at hen party in a Glasgow pub, "The Partick Tavern"; some are interviewed re their opinion of hen parties. [Hen Party sing "Roll Me Over in the Clover" in b/ground] (1.15) Talking heads of the bride-to-be and the prospective mother-in-law as they give their views on marriage, intercut with gvs Scottish actress Anne Myatt looking at a wedding list and wedding rings, and the arrival of a gorillagram in the pub (3.41); Gvs hen party parade as women go from pub to pub collecting money for kisses from the bride-to-be, intercut with woman looking at babies' clothes and wedding cards; hen party get on orange SPT bus, banging their pans; further shots of collection in pubs and on Dumbarton Road (6.59) [soundtrack continues] (7.11)