LevelItem
Ref NoOBS/9/1/1/78
TitleVeronica Guerin
DateSeptember 1996
Extent1 Umatic, 2 VHS and 2 mp4 files (30.2 MB, 9 MB), Part of 3 VHS and 3 mp4 files (82.6 MB; 97.8 MB, 716.8 MB, 127.3 MB)
Creator NameThe Observer Limited, 1917-1993
St Luke's
DescriptionSeven versions of a colour advert with sound, promoting an Observer feature on the late journalist Veronica Guerin:

a. Shows three black and white portraits of Veronica Guerin in turn, with her family, accepting an award, and on her own, followed by the strapline: 'Veronica Guerin, 1959-1996'. This is followed by a single black and white portrait of Veronica laughing. The advert ends on a shot of the Observer newspaper (in colour), with the text: 'Sunday 8th September'. The images are set to pan-pipe music.

The advert starts at 0.10 on the mp4 file. Duration: 30 seconds.

b. Duplicate of version (a) with an additional shot of The Observer masthead at the end. The advert starts at 1.04 on the same mp4 file. Duration: 30 seconds.

c. Duplicate of version (a) with an additional shot of The Observer masthead and Review section at the end. The advert starts at 1.50 on the same mp4 file. Duration: 30 seconds.

d. Duplicate of version (b) with the following commentary: "Veronica Guerin was a dedicated wife and mother and an immensely talented journalist. She was also a very brave one. While investigating Dublin's drug barons, she was gunned down in cold blood. At the time The Observer pledged to finish Veronica's story, and expose the people who wanted her dead. Now we are ready to honour that pledge." The advert starts at 0.05 on a separate mp4 file. Duration: 30 seconds.

e. Duplicate of version (d). The advert starts at 5.05 on a different compilation mp4 file. Duration: 30 seconds.

f. Duplicate of version (d). The advert starts at 2.18 on a different compilation mp4 file. Duration: 30 seconds.

g. Duplicate of version (d). The advert starts at 1.54 on a different compilation mp4 file. Duration: 30 seconds.

h. Duplicate of version (b) but with poorer sound and picture quality. The advert starts at 6.05 on the mp4 file. Duration: 30 seconds.
Access StatusOpen
Access ConditionsAccess via GNM Digital Repository.
Related Materiale. Also included on the VHS and mp4 file are Observer adverts OBS/9/1/1/71/1b; OBS/9/1/1/71/2b; OBS/9/1/1/71/6d; OBS/9/1/1/72d; OBS/9/1/1/74b; OBS/9/1/1/79b-c; OBS/9/1/1/80c; OBS/9/1/1/81b; OBS/9/1/1/83; OBS/9/1/1/84a; OBS/9/1/1/85b and OBS/9/1/1/86a.

f. Also included on the VHS and mp4 file are Observer adverts OBS/9/1/1/79d, OBS/9/1/1/80b, OBS/9/1/1/81c, OBS/9/1/1/82b, OBS/9/1/1/84b, OBS/9/1/1/85a, OBS/9/1/1/88a, OBS/9/1/1/89a, OBS/9/1/1/90c, OBS/9/1/1/91/3b, OBS/9/1/1/91/1b, OBS/9/1/1/91/2b and OBS/9/1/1/92.

g. Also included on the Umatic tape and mov file are Observer adverts OBS/9/1/1/79a, OBS/9/1/1/80a, OBS/9/1/1/81a and OBS/9/1/1/82a.

h. Also included on the VHS tape and mp4 file are Guardian adverts GUA/9/1/1/34/1g, GUA/9/1/1/34/2c, GUA/9/1/1/34/2d, GUA/9/1/1/34/3c, GUA/9/1/1/34/3/d, GUA/9/1/1/34/4d, GUA/9/1/1/34/4e, GUA/9/1/1/34/5c, GUA/9/1/1/34/5d, GUA/9/1/1/36b, GUA/9/1/1/37c, GUA/9/1/1/39d, GUA/9/1/1/39e and Observer adverts OBS/9/1/1/80e, OBS/9/1/1/81d, OBS/9/1/1/82c, OBS/9/1/1/87/1c, OBS/9/1/1/85c and OBS/9/1/1/86c.
FormatElectronic record
Video recording
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