Ref NoWEA/PP/V/11
CollectionBernard Weatherill Papers
TitleVideo of 'What the Papers Say' Awards 1989 Ceremony, 16 March 1990
Date16 March 1990
Extent1 videocassette (VHS, 60 min.)
DescriptionThis video contains footage of the lunch at the Savoy Hotel in London at which the 'What the Papers Say' awards for 1989 were presented. The awards ceremony is introduced by David Plowright, the Chairman of Granada television, the speech and presentations made by Weatherill and the announcement of the winners by Russell Davies. Weatherill's speech is on the theme of parliament and a free press being the greatest guarantees of a free society. A note on the video box in his writing says 'not the easiest audience', and they seem to react with little enthusiasm. Following the presentation of the awards, there is a review of the 34 years of the life of the programme, which started being screened on ITV, moved to Channel Four and then to BBC2. This review shows the programme to continue its original rationale as a critique of newspapers, with the personal views of the presenter - usually a distinguished journalist.
NotesPrevious reference number: WEA/PP/V11/0561767

Related PersonPlowright, David, (1930-2006), chairman of Granada Television
Davies, Russell, (1946-), television broadcaster
Related OrganisationChannel 4
Granada Television Ltd
Related PlaceLondon
Associated OrganisationITV Network Ltd

CategoryMoving image recordings
Access conditionsThis material is available for consultation at the University of Kent's Special Collections & Archives reading room, Templeman Library, University of Kent, Canterbury, CT2 7NU. On site access at the University of Kent only. Access to audio-visual recordings is through digital listening/viewing copies. The University of Kent acknowledges the intellectual property rights of those named as contributors in this recording and the rights of those not identified
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