TEMPERANCE

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Places:

  • Glasgow

Subjects:

  • Emotions, attitudes and behaviour
  • Food and drink

Genres:

  • Television documentary

Decade:

  • 1980s

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Title: TEMPERANCE

Reference number: T2312

Date: 1982

Production company: [ Scottish Television]

Sound: sound

Original format: 16mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 12.06 mins

Description: STV report on the problem of alcohol abuse in Scotland, with focus upon the west coast. History of the Temperance movement from the 1820's.

Shotlist: C/u McEwans lager poster, pull back to quiet street area surrounding the advertising billboard (0.22) int. bar, c/u optics (0.38) c/u boxes of spirits, c/u woman's hands as she is pouring a pint of Bass special ale (0.57) sign 'Off Sales' on street corner, 'Winston's' off licence (1.08) ext. 'Co-op Supersave' in Paisley Road West (1.16) ext. 'Argyll Arms', gvs Various adverts for alcohol (1.29) ext. 'The Doctors' pub in Paisley Road West (1.36) various bottles of alcohol on shelf (1.50) c/u optic as drink of whisky is poured, gvs various bottles and cans intercut with ext. view 'Sam's Bar' (2.11) [countdown leader] (2.21) ext. large red sandstone People's Palace in Glasgow (2.30) int. Elspeth King, curator (2.38) closer view, talking head Elspeth King about temperance movement 150 years previously, plus her reasons for being teetotal. Intercut with b&w stills, cartoons plus newspaper clippings and advertisements (5.15) ext. People's Palace, reporter talking to Minister James Currie about alcohol abuse, plus reasons for being teetotal (8.12) Albert Long, Glasgow Social Work conveynor talking about alcohol and Glasgow, plus reasons for being teetotal (10.50) [countdown leader] (11.01) [rushes, no accompanying sound] (12.06)