TOWN AND CANDIDATES, HAMILTON

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  • Lanarkshire

Genres:

  • Television news

Decade:

  • 1970s

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Title: TOWN AND CANDIDATES, HAMILTON

Reference number: N0683

Date: 1978

Production company: Grampian Television

Sound: sound

Original format: 16mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 26.39 mins

Description: Shots of Lanarkshire towns, Larkhall, Hamilton and Blantyre plus well known politicians canvassing the electorate.

Viewing copy available of Reel 2, which includes shots of George Robertson canvassing in Hamilton with Dennis Healey in the 1978 by-election.

Shotlist: [Please note Reel 2 only currently available on broadcast standard digital tape]

Reel 1
gvs Larkhall (?) including aerial shots (0.55) Philips, Daks Simpson factories (1.01) gvs Larkhall (?) town centre (1.19) public, George Robertson canvassing (1.33) George Robertson & Dennis Healey walkabout (1.37) SNP's Margo McDonald in shopping centre shaking hands with public (1.45) unidentified Conservative candidate (1.59) unidentified Liberal candidate handing out leaflets (2.17) street scenes unidentified town centre (Blantyre?) (4.22) Daks Simpson factory (4.26) sign : SDA Larkhall Industrial Estate, gvs (5.07) rural scenes (6.16) unidentified factory, various different buildings (poss including Bell Technical College) and shots of possibly Hamilton, High shots from SRC (?) roof (8.22) SRC crest, large building (9.40) sign : Hamilton College of Education, gvs (10.15) people in town centre, roadworks in b/ground (11.08) 417ft

Reel 2
ext. Labour HQ, Dennis Healey and George Robertson (0.40) DH & GR walkabout, meeting shop owners and public (3.29) SNP billboard: ' Scotland's Oil - it's Time, Margo MacDonald' (3.47) Conservative signs in window at the Conservative Committee room [top flat in tenement building] (4.15) street scenes (4.52) Liberal HQ, signs : "Vote Fred McDermid. The Scottish Liberal" (5.16) Blantyre town centre; street scenes; women walking home with messages, men standing on corner outside pub (6.41) blank (6.56) gvs SRC building and Hamilton (7.33) shot of Philips factory through trees; pan over farmland (8.06) ,303ft

Reel 3
ext. residential street, canvassing Conservative candidates talk to a family in their garden (1.19) more canvassing at a bowling club and at the side of the road (2.25) leader (2.40) Liberal candidate Fred McDermid talking to workmen on road (4.58) leader (5.15) Margo McDonald canvassing for SNP in a shopping centre (7.25) 278ft