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  • Crime, punishment and law enforcement
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  • Media, communication and the creative industries


  • Promotional


  • 1970s

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Reference number: 4294

Date: 1977

Director: d. Murray Grigor

Sponsor: Cumbernauld Development Corporation

Production company: Viz Ltd.

Sound: sound

Colour: col

Fiction: fiction

Running time: [45.30 mins]

Description: A James-Bond type fiction film about an evil woman's plans to 'hi-jack' the New Town of Cumbernauld.

Sponsored by Cumbernauld Development Corporation, this film is an original take on the 'promotional' films produced for Scotland's New Towns during the 1970s.

Credits: screenplay by Edward Boyd
Liana Fenella Fielding
Wutz John Rapley
Chack Mel Taylor
Sal Michael Crane
Peters Valerie Fyfer
Gordon Michael Elder
Harry Campbell Godley
Swish Mark Lewis
Cruickshank Ian Haliburton
police sergeant Patrick Lewsley
police constable Denis Agnew
police inspector Ronald Muirhead
postman Harry Glass
milkman Joel McCluskey
wolf cubs Michael Higson, Christopher Higson
Septus Ron Patterson
Octo Jim Haldane
Centurion Malcolm McIlwraith

sketch by Brian Miller for the Cumbernauld Cottage Theatre
members of the Cumbernauld Development Corporation as themselves

ph. Edward McConnell
ph. ass. Michael Coulter
film processing by Studio Film Laboratories;
sd.rec. Ian Leslie; assistant John Butcher;
sd. mixing by De Lane Lea;
p. manager Iain Smith;
ass.d. Jon Schorstein;
props George Gray;
titles Donald Holwill;
wardrobe Nadia Arthur; assistant Christine Scott
make-up Cathy Shirley
Fenella Fielding's costumes courtesy of House of Fraser
leatherwear by Joe MacDonald
m. Bobby Heatley
p. David McCowan Hill
'Liana' sung by 'The Odd Couple'
engineer Calum Malcolm
recorded at Castle Sound Studios
ed. Patrick Higson

Shotlist: A James-Bond type fiction film about an evil woman's plans to 'hi-jack' the New Town of Cumbernauld (43.30 minsc)