OLD LADY UNDER SEIGE

Artist and dealer Richard Demarco and Festival Director Peter Diamond interviewed about the Edinburgh Festival and Fringe. (clip - full length available onsite)

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Places:

  • Edinburgh

Subjects:

  • Arts and crafts
  • Emotions, attitudes and behaviour
  • Employment, industry and industrial relations
  • Leisure and recreation
  • Local government
  • Media, communication and the creative industries
  • Politics
  • Tourism and travel

Genres:

  • Television documentary

Decade:

  • 1970s

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Title: OLD LADY UNDER SEIGE

Reference number: T0658

Date: 1972*

Production company: Scottish Television

Sound: sound

Original format: 16mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 40.45 mins

Description: Reporter Robin Ray's overview of the 1972 Edinburgh Festival and Fringe. Interviews with various performers, directors and organisers as well as shots of music and plays in performance. Many differences of opinion over art and culture and Edinburgh between the director and performers.

Shotlist: REEL I
[No credits] General ground shot of Princes Street, Edinburgh (0.57); Long shot looking down Princes Street (1.05); General shot of Princes Street. Brief shots of Tattoo Office. Usher Hall. Playhouse cinema. Shots of a pipe band, Freemasons Hall, Princes Street (1.50); Report from Princes Street Gardens (2.40); Shots of Peter Diamond, Festival Director, John Milligan in charge of the Fringe, Jack Kane, Lord Provost of Edinburgh, Richard Demarco and Russell Hunter (3.26); Report from Princes Street Gardens (3.57); Interview with John Milligan (4.08); Shots of Russell Hunter and Richard Demarco (6.16); Interview with Peter Diamond (7.27); Interview with John Milligan and shots intercutting between all four men (9.17); Exterior of the Fringe Box Office in High Street (9.34); Shots of the reporter walking along the street (9.50); Shots of the play "State of Emergency" and interview with the cast (15.55) 574ft

REEL II
[No credits] Vox pops in Edinburgh streets on people's views on the Festival (0.42); Interview with John Milligan and Peter Diamond (2.28); Shots of Russell Hunter (2.38); People dancing and singing in the streets and vox pops with locals and tourists (4.53); Parade of various bands, including Scottish pipe bands, Coldstream Guards, the Norwegian Royal Guard and the Flag Dancers (6.55); Report from an Edinburgh street (7.20); Interview with Jack Kane (8.24); Interview with Peter Diamond (9.02); Interview with Russell Hunter (9.28); Interview with Jack Kane (10.10); Interview with Russell Hunter (10.55); Interview with Richard Demarco (11.20); Interview with Peter Diamond (11.43); Interview with Richard Demarco (12.27); Interview with Russell Hunter (13.07); Demarco and a reporter walking through Edinburgh new town (15.02); Exterior of the Gateway Studios; Thaddeus Kantor and the Creek Oz Company entering the building (15.27); Actors preparing for the programme (16.17); Report from the studio [blank] (17.40); Reporter walking down a close (18.25); Interview with Jack Kane (18.56); Interview with Richard Demarco (20.06); View of the castle and Princes Street Gardens and shots of Diamond, Demarco, Kane and Hunter, montage of sights during the Edinburgh Festival ending with a pipe band parade (24.50) 880ft