A Loving Look At Belfast (Part 1)

A Loving Look At Belfast (Part 1)

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Details

Location

Belfast, Belfast City Centre, Belfast City Hall, Belfast Royal Academy, Leopold Street, Shankill Graveyard, Solitude

Year

1991

Source

Digitised as part of UTV Archive Partnership Project

Format

Beta

colour

Length

24min 09sec

Silent

sound

Courtesy

ITV, UTV Archive

Rights Holder

ITV

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Description

An affectionate and intimate portrait of Belfast, written and presented by Douglas Gageby.

Gageby, who was Editor of The Irish Times for over two decades (1963 to 1986), was one of the most celebrated Irish newspaper figures of the twentieth century. Although he lived much of his life in Dublin, Gageby had strong and enduring links to Belfast. He was educated at the Belfast Royal Academy, whilst his father, Thomas, was a Belfast-born civil servant. His paternal grandfather, Robert Gageby, had stood as a Labour parliamentary candidate in Belfast North in 1910, and was a Belfast City Councillor for 20 years.

In this programme, Gageby examines his conflicting emotions about the city, "Belfast is a great place and - at the same time - a bloody awful place!" and visits various Belfast landmarks, paying his respect to them, "to the city and to my grandfather".

Notes

Good shots of Belfast city centre and of various streets and public buildings, including Central Library, Belfast City Hall, Donegall Square, Shankill Graveyard, Belfast Royal Academical.

Gageby shares anecdotes regarding his grandfather and Sir Robert Baird (proprietor of the Belfast Telegraph)

Credits

From the UTV Archive / Courtesy of ITV

An Ulster Television production

Producer / Director: Janthia Duncan

Executive Producer: Andrew Crockart

Presented by Douglas Gageby

Editor: Jim McGurk

Cameras: Blane Scott, Sam Christie, David Scott

Sound Recordists: P.J. McGirr, Jim McGirr

Stills Photography: Ken McNally

Contributors: William Baird, James McLister.
 

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