SATURDAY NIGHT

Tam may be able to down a pint in a oner, but he has to be helped home afterwards and ruins the night out for everyone. (clip)

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Subjects:

  • Food and drink

Genres:

  • Educational
  • Sponsored

Decade:

  • 1980s

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Title: SATURDAY NIGHT

Reference number: 4746

Date: 1979c

Sponsor: S.H.E.G

Sound: sound

Original format: 16mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 2.37 mins

Description: Advert against excessive drinking - a drunken man tries to show off his ability to hold drink after secretively drinking an extra whisky, incapacitating himself and breaking up an evening out for his friends.

View a more complete version of this film running to 2.36 mins at The Wellcome Library http://encore.wellcome.ac.uk/iii/encore/record/C__Rb1756039?lang=eng [last accessed 6/2/2013]

Credits: cast Tony Roper

Shotlist: Three men and three women drinking together in a pub, [the Halfway House, Edinburgh] on a Saturday night; one of the men tries to press another round on his friends; at the bar, he chats up the barmaid unsuccessfully, while drinking a whisky to himself (0.59) returning to the table his friends refuse the round; he downs a pint in 10 seconds and is immediately sick in the gents (2.04) The women leave together, one saying "It's another wasted Saturday night"; the drunk is half-carried from the pub by his friends. Voice over: "Drink Doesn't Make A Man. Stand On Your Own Two Feet" (2.42)