Super 8 Stories: The Blaney Family





1960s, 1970s



04min 41sec




Super 8





BBC NI, Doubleband Films, Dr. Roger Blaney

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Dr Roger Blaney spent many years filming his young family growing up and their footage now stands as an endearing reminder of family life in Northern Ireland during the 1960s and 70s. He is joined by his wife Brenda and daughter Ruth as they share their memories of what family life meant to them. This clip appeared in Series 3, Programme 4 of 'Super 8 Stories'.

Shot List

Mother and children playing in garden and many quick shots of children playing outside house. Father with child in garden. Girl playing indoors with toys. Girl outside with doll and pram and then holding up giant mushroom. Children dancing in fancy dress. Mother bringing in food for children at doll’s tea party. More shots of mother on lawn with children. Various quick shots of children playing including boys in cowboy costumes. Children reading and drawing at table. More quick shots of children playing including girl wearing witch’s Halloween mask. Children in driveway carrying musical instruments, girl dressed as witch with broom and children playing table tennis. More shots of children playing in garden.


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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