Ref NoOBS/9/1/1/65
DateApril 1994
ExtentPart of 1 VHS, 1 DVD and 1 mp4 (248.4 MB) & 1 VHS and 1 mp4 (14.1 MB)
Creator NameLegas Delaney
The Observer Limited, 1917-1993
DescriptionThree copies of a colour advert with sound promoting a three part series on censorship in the Observer magazine:

a. Shows an otherwise blank screen covered in red static, which eventually clears to show a copy of the Observer Magazine, along with the newspaper and Life section.

Commentary: "What information about your medical condition are you prevented from seeing? What research findings on global warming have been suppressed by Nasa? Why was a sausage roll subject to a government banning order? Which pictures of genetic accidents are you not allowed to see? How can a censor stop you watching pornography on your computer? Why did even this commercial have to be vetted before it could be shown? Find out in Uncensored, a three part series free in the new Observer Magazine starting this Sunday. Read it and find out what they don't want you to find out".

The advert starts at 17.11 on the 1985-1995 'historical reel' mp4 file. Duration: 30 seconds.

b. Duplicate of version (a), but with better sound and picture quality, on a separate' VHS and mp4 file. The advert starts at 0.08 on the mp4. Duration: 30 seconds.

c. Duplicate, but with the commentary altered to say "...in the new Observer Magazine starting tomorow..." The advert starts at 0.42 on the same mp4 file as version (b). Duration: 30 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/9/1/1/33a, 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/9/1/1/66a, 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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