Q4 LAUNCH REVIEW QE2

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Places:

  • Dunbartonshire

Subjects:

  • Ships and shipping

Genres:

  • Television documentary

Decade:

  • 1960s

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Title: Q4 LAUNCH REVIEW QE2

Reference number: T0300

Date: 1967, September 19

Production company: Scottish Television

Sound: sound

Original format: 16mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 6.01 min

Description: Interviews with members of the shipyard team who built the liner Queen Elizabeth 2; held before the launch, when the ship was still known as Q4.

Shotlist: REEL I (Neg)

No credits. Interview with Mr John Rannie in John Brown's Shipbuilding Yard on launch of Q4. He talks of the number of men who have been employed, the eventual date of completion and evades a question about the well-kept secret of the ship's name (1.57)

REEL II (Pos)

No credits. Interview with Mr Dan Wallace in John Brown's Shipyard on some technical aspects of the new ship, general changes in the shipyards over the previous fifteen years, and the recent criticism of shipyards in general (2.17)

REEL III (Neg)

No credits. Interview with the new captain of the ship in John Brown's Shipyard on the prospect of commanding the Q4, and a brief mention of the chances of winning the Blue Ribbon for the UK (1.47)