Ref NoGUA/9/1/1/7
TitlePuppet on a String
ExtentPart of 2 VHS, part of 1 mp4 (102.1 MB) and 1 mp4 (5.1 MB).
Creator NameGuardian Newspapers Limited
DescriptionTwo copies of a colour advert with sound for the Guardian newspaper.

The advert features three puppets on string made out of newspaper and dancing in unison to the Sandie Shaw song 'puppet on a string'. The three puppets dance out of the frame and a puppet made out of the Guardian newspaper and with no strings ballet dances across the screen to unidentified classical music.

Commentary: "When a newspaper doesn't have a proprietor it can dance to its own tune".

a). Strapline "The Guardian". Duration: 24 seconds. The advert starts at 00.00 on the mp4.

b). Duplicate of (a) but with poorer sound and picture quality. The adverts starts at 00.37 on the mp4.
Access StatusOpen
Access ConditionsAccess via GNM Digital Repository.
Related Materiala). On one VHS with Guardian adverts GUA/9/1/1/6b and GUA/9/1/1/8a but digitised as 3 separate mp4 files.

b). VHS and mp4 file also include the following Guardian adverts: GUA/9/1/1/3c, GUA/9/1/1/4/1b, GUA/9/1/1/4/2, GUA/9/1/1/4/3, GUA/9/1/1/6d, GUA/9/1/1/8b, GUA/9/1/1/9, GUA/9/1/1/10a, GUA/9/1/1/11a.
FormatElectronic record
Video recording

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