Super 8 Stories: Hong Kong Teaching



Hong Kong


1960s, 1970s



06min 22sec




Super 8





BBC NI, Doubleband Films, Gordon Partridge

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Gordon Partridge shares his memories of his time spent in Hong Kong teaching at a British armed forces children's school in the days when Hong Kong was a far flung British colony. His children, Karl Partridge and Norma Perceval-Price also reminisce of their time spent there when they would be allowed a holiday each year by the government to leave Northern Ireland and visit their father at his place of work. the family's amateur footage of their time in Hong Kong captures it before a time of great change for the former colony. This clip appeared in Series 3, Programme 4 of 'Super 8 Stories'.

Shot List

Family lined up on boat posing for camera as it sails. Various shots of people working boats in Hong Kong harbour and brief shots of children in marketplace and boy running up hill. Family walking along hillside path. Girls skipping followed by girls looking over side of boat as it sails in Hong Kong harbour. Various shots of Chinese junk-style boats in harbour. Hillside pan and shots of family on beach and paddling in sea. Various shots of teacher and schoolchildren inside Hong Kong school for British children. Children playing in playground. Driving shots through streets and hillsides. Agricultural workers in field. Chinese children trying to hide from the camera. More driving through hillsides and looking out over landscape. More shots in Hong Kong Harbour. Scenes in back garden in Northern Ireland. Children standing on heads and overlooking harbour.


Narrator: Maire Jones; Programme Accountant: Anne Hegarty; Production Assistant: Gillian Halliday; Camera: Michael Quinn; Sound: Paul Maynes; Music Consultants: Jim Meredith, Ralph McLean; Graphics: Alan Perry; Dubbing: One Zero Zero; Online Editor: Jonathan Fetherston; Researcher: Ben Price; Archivist: Evan Marshall; Assistant Producer: Jenny Waugh; Editor: Paul Devlin; Executive Producers: Alex Johnston, Michael Hewitt; Producer: Diarmuid Lavery; Director: Brian Henry Martin



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