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TitleNews Comes First adverts
DateOctober-November 1993
Extent1 VHS and 1 mp4 (31.3 MB) & Part of 1 VHS, 1 DVD and 1 mp4 (248.4 MB)
Creator NameThe Observer Limited, 1917-1993
DescriptionFive colour adverts with sound promoting The Observer's news coverage.

Adverts 1-4 are set in an auction house, where the auctioneer displays a young woman as "lot 34": an "excellent spurned mistress story". The sound fades in and out to accomodate the commentary, but it is possible to hear that the story sells for £90,000.

The fifth advert has a different setting, but similar commentary.

All five adverts end with a shot of a copy of the Observer newspaper falling onto, and covering copies of the other sections and magazine, along with the tagline: "Where News Comes First".
Access StatusOpen
Access ConditionsAccess via GNM Digital Repository.
FormatElectronic record
Video recording
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