Ref NoOBS/9/1/1/32
TitleThe Body Report
DateSeptember 1988
Extent1 VHS and 1 mp4 (10.8 MB) & part of 1 VHS, 1 DVD and 1 mp4 (248.4 MB)
Creator NameThe Observer Limited, 1917-1993
DescriptionTwo copies of a colour advert with sound, promoting The Observer's 7 part series "The Body Report".

a) Shows a miniature submarine labelled 'The Observer' being mechanically injected into a man's arm and travelling through an animated visualisation of the inside of his body, along with neon X-ray images highlighting its position. Ends with a shot of the newspaper and the revelant supplement and the tagline: "The Body Report. Free with the Observer this Sunday."

Commentary: "The Observer has been immersing itself in the human body. The results are being published over the next 7 weeks in the body report. The first part comes out this Sunday."

The advert starts at 05.42 on the 1985-1995 'historical reel' mp4 file. Duration: 30 seconds.

b. Duplicate of version (a) on a separate VHS and mp4, but with a longer final shot.

The advert starts at 0.17 on the mp4 file. Duration: 40 seconds.
Access StatusOpen
Access ConditionsAccess in the reading room at Kings Place via the GNM Digital Repository.
Related Materiala) Also included on the 'Historical Reel, 1985-1995' VHS and mp4 are Observer adverts; OBS/9/1/1/19, OBS/9/1/1/20c, OBS/9/1/1/21/1a, OBS/9/1/1/21/2a, OBS/9/1/1/23a, OBS/9/1/1/24/1b, OBS/9/1/1/24/2b, OBS/9/1/1/24/3b, OBS/9/1/1/24/3d, OBS/9/1/1/26c, OBS/9/1/1/27j, OBS/9/1/1/28, OBS/9/1/1/30a, OBS/9/1/1/31d, OBS/9/1/1/33a, OBS/9/1/1/36b, OBS/9/1/1/37/1a, OBS/9/1/1/37/2a, OBS/9/1/1/38/1a, OBS/9/1/1/39, OBS/9/1/1/40a, OBS/9/1/1/41, OBS/9/1/1/42a, OBS/9/1/1/43a, OBS/9/1/1/44/1a, OBS/9/1/1/44/2a, OBS/9/1/1/45a, OBS/9/1/1/47-61, OBS/9/1/1/62/1a, OBS/9/1/1/62/2, OBS/9/1/1/64/1a, OBS/9/1/1/64/5, OBS/9/1/1/65a, OBS/9/1/1/66a, OBS/9/1/1/67, OBS/9/1/1/68a, OBS/9/1/1/69a and OBS/9/1/1/70.
FormatElectronic record
Video recording
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