DUNCAN WRIGHT / HUGH PURDIE, POTTER FROM ARRAN

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Places:

  • Bute

Subjects:

  • Arts and crafts
  • Sporting activities

Genres:

  • Television documentary

Series:

  • Time out with tennent

Decade:

  • 1960s

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Title: DUNCAN WRIGHT / HUGH PURDIE, POTTER FROM ARRAN

Reference number: T1127

Date: [1966]

Director: d. Geoff Rimmer.

Production company: Scottish Television

Sound: sound

Original format: 16mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 24.01 mins

Description: Bill Tennent interviews two very different individuals: Duncan Wright, marathon runner, Commandant of the Scottish Athletics Team; in the second part, he speaks to Hugh Purdie, running a one-man pottery business on Arran.

Credits: ph. Ron Fraser
sd. rec. Len Southam
film ed. Fred Bull.
programme associate David Duncan
programme editor Bill Lyall

Shotlist: title sequence (0.34) Bill Tennent introduces the programme; talking head Iv with Duncan Wright, the Commandant of the Scottish Athletics Team in Ibrox football ground. Mr Wright speaks about his long career as one of Scotland's best marathon runners, beginning in 1917; Mr Wright speaks about preparations for Mexico Olympics; the status of contemporary Scottish athletes in the UK; he makes comparisons between amateur runners and Scottish professionals; his favourite race (between Drymen and Firhill) (12.47) end of part one, leader, part two (13.12) second report; talking head Iv with Hugh Purdie, a potter living and working on Arran, in his workshop with c/u's of his work [no shots of Arran]; he speaks about his business making and selling pottery, and opinions of his work (23.20) e.c.s. superimposed over series of stills of programme team (24.01).