HALFWAY TO PARADISE: POLL TAX

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Places:

  • Glasgow

Subjects:

  • Emotions, attitudes and behaviour
  • Politics

Genres:

  • Television arts

Decade:

  • 1980s

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Title: HALFWAY TO PARADISE: POLL TAX

Reference number: 2404

Date: 1989

Director: d. Peter Jamieson

Sponsor: Channel 4 Television

Production company: Big Star in a Wee Picture

Sound: sound

Original format: 16mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 6.19 mins

Description: A film insert for Channel 4 magazine series, transmitted in November 1989 - an irreverent look at the Poll Tax and how not to pay it.

See also ref. T2302

Credits: cam. Martin Singleton
rec. Ian Leslie
ed. Alex Mackie
series p. Don Coutts, Stuart Cosgrove

Shotlist: [No title or credits] Gvs "news reporter" [speaking with over-exaggerated received pronunciation] standing in front of wall daubed with the words "Home Rule", proclaiming the benefits of the poll tax but admitting that some "Scotch" are not willing to accept it (0.39); Gvs tactics used by some to demonstrate against the tax (1.10); Interview with the chef who paid his poll tax cheque on a pink pig and gvs chef as he lifts the paving slab on which his next cheque will be written (1.41); Gvs cases of individual resistance to the poll tax, including "lost" forms, interview with mother who received a form for her 18 month old daughter, and examples of delaying tactics by letter (3.30); Gvs computer hackers from the "Friends of Fernando Poo", formed to give advice on delaying tactics and two men dressed as window cleaners who hung anti poll tax banners on the facade of the City Chambers (6.00); Gvs of the "news reporter" (6.19) [no end credits, but music continues]