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Bill Tennent talks to Ian Wade, one of Glasgow’s last working blacksmiths at his smithy in Dennistoun. (clip)

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Reference number: T0859

Date: 1966

Director: d. Geoff Rimmer

Production company: Scottish Television

Sound: sound

Original format: 16mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 11.31 mins

Description: Part Two of a 'Time Out With Tennent' STV programme where Bill Tennent interviews two of the last remaining active blacksmiths operating in Scotland in both an urban & rural environment.

Possibly sections were removed by STV in 1967 (?)

Credits: cameramen Bill Scott, Ron Fraser
sd. rec. Len Southam
film ed. Fred Bull
programme associate David Duncan
programme ed. Bill Lyall

Shotlist: [BLACKSMITHS - T.O.W.T.] part two logo (0.04) shot of Glasgow street panning onto Bill Tennent standing outside a smithy in Dennistoun (0.43) brief shot of smithy Ian Wade hammering a horse shoe moving onto B.T. interviewing him interspersed with shots of a shoe being placed on a horse with the smithy demonstrating his work at the anvil (5.34) talking head to camera of B.T. outside the smithy introducing the next section(5.47) B.T. standing outside the "Benny Beg Smithy" just outside Crieff (6.06) B.T. interviewing James Marshall a blacksmith who no longer shoes horses and has moved into ornamentation of flowers, tables with c/u of the work in progress (9.18) ext shot of the smithy's showroom (9.40) int shot of showroom with smithy being interviewed & c/u of the merchandise including candle holders & lamp stands moving onto B.T. winding up the programme with ecs (11.31)