IN THE LION'S WAKE

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Places:

  • Ayrshire

Subjects:

  • Leisure and recreation
  • Ships and shipping

Genres:

  • Promotional
  • Sponsored

Decade:

  • 1970s

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Title: IN THE LION'S WAKE

Reference number: 4085

Date: 1971*

Director: d. Douglas Gray

Sponsor: Burns & Laird Lines Ltd.

Production company: Park Film Studios Ltd.

Sound: sound

Original format: 16mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 18.10 mins

Description: Follows the Burns & Laird Lines ferry "Lion" on the old Ardrossan - Belfast route.

Credits: devised by Douglas Gray
m. d. John Currie with Ian Wallace and the New Glasgow Singers
sd. Kenneth Andrew

Shotlist: title train pulls up at Ardrossan station, passengers disembark and proceed along tunnel to board the Ardrossan to Belfast ferry,"Lion" (1.01) cars and lorries are seen boarding the ferry (2.16) the "Lion" leaves Ardrossan port, various tracking shots from this ferry, including Ailsa Craig, followed by aerial shots of the ferry itself (5.28) gvs in the ferry cafeteria, kitchens, tea bar, and shop (7.45) gvs passengers aboard ferry, gvs in control rooms (12.46) ferry approaches Belfast harbour and docks at quayside, traffic disembarks ferry (14.42) gvs rural Irish landscape, street seen where men are banging big bass drums (lambeg?) (15.55) passengers board the "Lion" ferry at the Belfast end, the ferry departs (17.38) ecs (18.10)