HOSPITAL RADIO, GLASGOW

Members of the Glasgow and West Hospital Broadcasting Service record the first song request for their new service. (clip)

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Places:

  • Glasgow

Subjects:

  • Institutional care
  • Media, communication and the creative industries

Genres:

  • Television documentary

Series:

  • Dateline

Decade:

  • 1970s

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Title: HOSPITAL RADIO, GLASGOW

Reference number: T0442

Date: 1970, December 24

Production company: Scottish Television

Sound: sound

Original format: 16mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 2.05 mins

Description: Radio volunteers taping a song request from an elderly patient in Foresthall Home and Hospital in Glasgow, before it was demolished in the late 1980's. Interview with the Chairman of the Radio Service, George McNair.

To date only three people have held the role of Chairman, with the person conducting the interview with the patient, Eric Simpson, being Chairman between George McNair and current post holder, Niall Anderson.
Information supplied April 2009

For more information about the service, see also: http://www.hbs.org.uk [Last accessed: 19/6/2013]

Shotlist: No credits. Shot of two men taping a patient request [for Kenneth McKellar] (1.05); i/v George McNair, Chairman of the Radio Service, he speaks about organisation, coverage and content of his service; he states that his service might reach thirty hospitals and ten thousand patients [interviewer is Eric Simpson, also a former Chairman of the Hospital Broadcasting Service] (2.08)