Midnight Oil: Ep.13 Take Down This Book

Midnight Oil: Ep.13 Take Down This Book

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Details

Location

Belfast

Year

1962

Source

Digitised as part of UTV digitisation project in 2018.

Format

DVC

black and white

Length

28min 01sec

Silent

sound

Courtesy

UTV

Rights Holder

ITV

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Description

In this adult educational programme made by Ulster Television, experts would give a talk on a special topic within their expertise. In this episode, P.H. Butter, a Professor of English at QUB,  gives a lecture on W.B. Yeats and his poetry.

Notes

This well thought out series of university television lectures which explored television's potential as an educational tool was first broadcast in the summer of 1962. From 2nd of July on every weekday evening between 10:40 and 11:15 pm, over a period of two months, seven groups of six broadcasts - forty two in all - were given by Professors and other members of the teaching staff at Queen’s University in Belfast.

A broad range of topics were covered including medicine, law, literature, music, physics, history and economics. The programme was a great success and earned the description ‘first University of the Air’.


 

Credits

Directed by Derek Bailey.

Designer: Roy Gaston

An Ulster Television Production 

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