Super 8 Stories: The Carpetbaggers



Bangor, Belfast, London


1950s, 1960s, 1970s


03 October 2004 (first transmission)


06min 26sec




Super 8





BBC NI, Doubleband Films, Richard Morrow

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Richard Morrow began film-making as a young boy in Bangor during the 1950s. Here, he guides us on a journey from boyhood to fatherhood including footage of his band, The Carpetbaggers, heading to London to seek their fortune during the 1960s and finishing with scenes from his family life during the 1970s. This clip appeared in Series 2, Programme 1 of Super 8 Stories.

Shot List

Collage of 1950s footage featuring paddling in sea, diving into swimming pool, go karts and flying kites. Shots of people jiving at dance in 1960s. Band posing in middle of road with instruments. Band having fun running round at Hyde Park Corner and emerging from London Underground. Carnaby Street shops. Burning buildings in Belfast. Group of people drinking round picnic table. Fun footage of man emerging from boot of car cut with footage of bomb explosions. Mother carrying child. Father and daughter on slide and playing in garden.


Narrator - Maire Jones; Camera - Michael Quinn; Sound - David Kilpatrick, Kevin McCarthy; Music Consultants - Jim Meredith, Ralph McLean; Production Accountant - Anne Hegarty; Production Assistant - Tammy Moore; Dubbing - One Zero Zero; Online Editor - Alan Perry; Researcher - Ronan Feely; Archivist - Evan Marshall; Assistant Producer - Jenny Waugh; Executive Producers - Deirdre Devlin, Michael Hewitt; Editor - Greg Darby; Producer - Diarmuid Lavery; Director - Brian Henry Martin



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