Variety Market

Variety Market

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Details

Location

Belfast

Year

1978

Source

BBC NI

Format

film

colour

Length

03min 00sec

Silent

sound

Courtesy

BBC NI

Rights Holder

BBC NI

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Description

Views of St George's Market which was opening for the first time on Tuesdays.

Notes

Script from 15/11/1978. Intro: Belfast's Variety market has always been a Friday Excursion for many people. But, because of public demand, the stall holders got together yesterday and again put their goods on sale. The Tuesday market's going to become a regular feature so Richard Lightbody went along to see how sales were going. Film: (voice over) It's been a couple of years since Belfast's Variety Market came in from the cold - not that the former fruit market in May Street is a centrally heated haven. It's the sort of place where you can drop a cigarette without worrying if you've burnt a hole in the carpet - or your pocket. Cue at 00:15 Shop early for Christmas but beware that all that glitters is not gold. Cue at 00:19 Choosing is only half the pleasure: listen to the saleman's confidence. SOF up at 00:23 Cue In: Business very, very good. Cue Out: yes I am happy. Cue at 00:43 All manner of things are sold under the one roof and unlike in department stores, there appears to be no order on the stalls. Perfume lies beside plimsolls, socks beside sweets. Cue at 00:54 Cheap plates and dishes mightn't be all they're cracked up to be - what do the clients think? SOF up at 01:01 Cue In: Good value.. Cue Out: at 01:57.. are in the shops. Cue at 01:58 Happy customers, but there was at least one discerning client who wasn't over impressed. SOF up at 02:03 Cue In: Don't see anything... Final Cue Out: .. there on show. Cue at 02:54 well, at least there were two people who left happy.

Shot List

For script see Notes.

Credits

Reporter - Richard Lightbody

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