LevelItem
Ref NoOBS/9/1/1/33
TitleObserver Scotland
DateSeptember 1988
Extent1 Umatic and 1 mov (505.6 MB); 1 VHS and 1 mp4 (20.6 MB) & part of 1 VHS, 1 DVD and 1 mp4 (248.4 MB)
Creator NameThe Observer Limited, 1917-1993
Scope Picture Productions Limited, 1984-
DescriptionFive versions of a colour advert with sound, promoting The Observer Scotland.

a. Shows man walking his dog and taking a ferry to buy Observer Scotland from a small newsagent, with background music throughout. It ends with a shot of him reading the newspaper against a Scottish landscape and the tagline: "The best part of any Sunday."

Commentary: "Starting on Sunday, there is a new part of the Observer which covers every aspect of Scottish life. Observer Scotland is written, edited and printed in Scotland and has some reflective and startling reports on our society. Observer Scotland: it's the best part of any Sunday"

The advert starts at 07.07 on the 1985-1995 'historical reel' mp4 file. Duration: 30 seconds.

b. This version is the same as version (a), but the start of the commentary has been altered to "Every Sunday, there is a part of the Observer which covers every aspect of Scottish life..." and the end shot is held for longer.

The advert starts at 0.06 on the mp4 file. Duration: 42 seconds.

c. Duplicate of version (b) on the same VHS and mp4. The advert starts at 0.56 on the mp4 file. Duration: 42 seconds.

d. Duplicate of versions (b-c) on a separate Umatic tape and mov file. The advert starts at 0.16 on the mp4 file. Duration: 42 seconds.

e. Duplicate of version (d) on the same Umatic tape and mov file. The advert starts at 01.10 on the mp4 file. Duration: 42 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/9/1/1/32a, 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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