The design of children’s book covers at Collins publishers in Glasgow. (clip - full length available onsite)

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  • Television documentary


  • 1970s

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Reference number: T2267

Date: [1973]

Production company: pc. Scottish Television

Sound: sound

Original format: 16mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 14.57 mins

Description: TV Documentary from 1973 reporting on the current state of the children's book trade in Scotland.

Credits: [presented & narrated by Brian Cox]

Shotlist: STV logo(0.07) c/u shot of revolving book stand containing children's books followed by countdown leader (0.54) school children playing in a snow covered playground(1.30) shot of book printing press intercut with shots of children’s books on the shelf(2.22) talking head Iv with Helen Templeton sales assistant at a Glasgow book shop discussing children’s books (3.38) David Steven the Scottish zoologist and children's author discussing his approach to writing children's books(5.21) printing press(5.35) shots of the offices of William Collins(6.35) talking head Iv with Colin Clark a production manager with Collins children’s book section discussing the children’s book trade interspersed with shots of books on the printing press(8.45) books on printing press assembly line (9.01) spacer on picture not soundtrack(9.16) a class of primary school children visit their local public library with talking heads of the librarians (13.04) talking head of Rick Dalgleish journalist turned children’s author(14.31) school children playing in a snow covered playground(14.57)