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Yesterday’s Britain: ‘Doon the Watter’

Synopsis
A compilation of three short British Transport films.
1 (1966): Emotional qualities of life in Glasgow. Traces the Glasgow man from the inhabitant of a Clydeside hamleet tot he beneficiary and victim of a unique industrialisation.
2 (1959): Follows Bernard Braden in search of the land of his parents. From the Firth of Clyde he travels by train and steamer to Arran,
3 (1956): Looks at the life of Robert Burns amid 1930s’ scenes of the people of south-west Scotland as they grow from childhood to adulthood. A representative selectioins of songs is heard against a background of the people and country Burns knew and loved.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; Videocassette. VHS. col. 58 min.
Year of production
1988
Availability
OUT OF DISTRIBUTION; 1997 sale: £12.99 (inclusive)
Subjects
History
Keywords
Glasgow; Scotland; social history

Sections

Title
Glasgow belongs to me
Synopsis
1 (1966): Emotional qualities of life in Glasgow. Traces the Glasgow man from the inhabitant of a Clydeside hamleet tot he beneficiary and victim of a unique industrialisation.

Title
Coasts of Clyde
Synopsis
2 (1959): Follows Bernard Braden in search of the land of his parents. From the Firth of Clyde he travels by train and steamer to Arran,

Title
Land of Robert Burns, The
Synopsis
3 (1956): Looks at the life of Robert Burns amid 1930s' scenes of the people of south-west Scotland as they grow from childhood to adulthood. A representative selectioins of songs is heard against a background of the people and country Burns knew and love

Production Company

Name

British Transport Films

Notes
Some BTF films are distributed by Beulah.

Distributor

Name

Tring International

Notes
Ceased trading 10/99

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