Ref NoOBS/9/1/1/85
TitleEscaped Prisoner
DateNovember 1996
Extent3 VHS and part of 3 mp4 files (97.8 MB, 82.6 MB, 127.3 MB)
Creator NameThe Observer Limited, 1917-1993
St Luke's
DescriptionColour advert with sound, promoting the two-part investigation 'On the loose in Britain' in The Observer.

a. Shows a man stood against windows with bars across looking from side to side. As the camera pans out the man begins top walk and it become clear that his location is a street. A number of shots follow of the man amongst members of the public in the street.

Commentary: "I was sent to prison for murder and sexual assault. Everyday is much the same, I get up about eight, spend the morning sitting reading, after dinner I might watch T.V. Then about three o'clock is exercise time."

"Despite talk of getting tough on crime, a disturbing number of escaped prisoners like this are at large on our streets. Find out why in the first of a two-part investigation into crime in Britain, this Sunday only in The Observer."

The advert ends with a split-screen graphic in white and yellow and the following strap line: 'On the loose in Britain', The Observer, Sunday 10th November 1996'.

The advert starts at 3.22 on the mp4 file. Duration: 30 seconds.

b. Duplicate of version (a). The advert starts at 5.37 on the mp4 file.

c. Duplicate of version (a) but with poor sound and picture quality.

The advert starts at 7.57 on the mp4 file. Duration: 30 seconds.
Access StatusOpen
Access ConditionsAccess via GNM Digital Repository.
Related Materiala. Also included on the VHS tape and mp4 file are Observer adverts OBS/9/1/1/78f, 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/9/1/1/88a, 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.

b. 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/9/1/1/78e; 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 and OBS/9/1/1/86a.

c. Also included on the VHS 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/9/1/1/78h, OBS/9/1/1/82c, OBS/9/1/1/87/1c and OBS/9/1/1/86c.
FormatElectronic record
Video recording
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