Liz Lochhead talks to a group of schoolchildren about writing poetry, and performs on stage at the Tron Theatre in Glasgow with Siobhan Redmond. (clip - full length available onsite)

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  • Glasgow


  • Arts and crafts
  • Politics


  • Television documentary


  • 1980s

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Reference number: T2313

Date: 1982

Director: d. Tina Wakerell

Production company: Scottish Television

Sound: sound

Original format: 16mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 20.12 mins

Description: STV programme about poet Liz Lochhead. Features excerpts from her poetry reading at the Glasgow Theatre Club and her opinions on poetry.

Credits: We would like to thank the Tron Theatre Club for allowing us to film a live performance. Liz Lochhead and students from Holyrood Secondary School.
series advisor Gordon Liddell
ed. Michael Paterson
research George Laughton
p.ass Margot Cunningham
sd. rec. Alan MacNicol
sd. dub. Tim Amyes
film ed. John Gow
light. cam. Varick Easton

Shotlist: Int. Liz Lochhead (LL) applying make-up, montage of photographs of young LL, title (0.29) ext. sign 'Glasgow Theatre Club' (0.35) int. LL applying jewellery, brief view small audience at tables (0.53) c/u sign 'house full' over sign 'Poetry reading by Liz Lochhead' (1.00) show, LL and Siobhan Redmond (SR) on stage singing 'I'm not your little woman'; applause (1.29) LL talking to camera about poetry (1.51) LL introduces stage show (2.05) LL talking to pupils at Holyrood Secondary School (3.06) stage show, LL reciting poem 'My Rivals House'. C/u hand written words. (5.13) LL talking to camera about poetry (6.18) audience at show (8.45) LL reciting Poem For My Sister; intercut with woman in audience (7.12) LL talking to camera about poetry (8.05) int. room of flat, view from window overlooking Glasgow University, gvs LL in room (9.20) LL talking to camera (9.33) LL on stage reciting poem 'Everybody's Mother' (12.15) LL talking to camera about her own mother, and the poet's reaction to emotion (13.00) LL on stage reciting poems 'The Other Woman', 'Spinster' and 'Bawd' (16.51) LL talking to camera about writing poetry (17.38) SR on stage singing (17.42) LL talking to camera (17.51) SR on stage singing (18.21) applause, ecs begin, LL, SR and piano player take a bow. LL and SR at bar being congratulated; LL taking off make-up (20.12)