Ref NoOBS/9/2/4
TitleObserver Food and Wine Extra
Date[early 1980s]
Extent1 Umatic and 1 mov file (1.66 GB)
Creator NameThe Observer Limited, 1917-1993
Ashgrove Video Ltd
DescriptionPromotional film for the Observer aimed at advertisers about the new Observer magazine supplement 'Observer Food and Wine Extra'.

Contains footage of: Leadenhall Market; extracts from the supplement and other food and wine related Observer content including the supplements 'Observer Guide to European Cookery' and 'French Cookery School'; food being served in restaurants.

Topics covered include: introducing the new supplement; the themes covered by the supplement; the contents of the supplement including food tastings, culinary techniques and a wine of the month feature; the history of food writing in the Observer; previous supplements 'Observer Guide to European Cookery' and 'French Cookery School'; what the new supplements offers advertisers; copy deadlines; the audience of the magazine; statistics on Observer magazine readers relating to food and wine purchases; the launch of the supplement on 13 June; photography in the supplement; and the call for advertisements.

The video also mentions and shows images of Observer food and wine writers including editor Angela Mason, Derek Cooper, Paul Levy and Jane Grigson.

Duration: 7 minutes. Starts at 6 seconds.
Access StatusOpen
Access ConditionsAccess in the reading room at Kings Place via the GNM Digital Repository.
FormatElectronic record
Video recording

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