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Amber Talks & Interviews

A collection of interviews with members of the Amber Collective and collaborators, exploring the principles, approaches, conflicts and history of the work.

In the first Elaine Drainville, former Amber member / sound recordist, interviews Murray Martin. In the second, she interviews Richard Grassick, largely about the work of the Current Affairs Unit of which she had been a part. In the third Amber member Graeme Rigby interviews Murray Martin, Peter Roberts and Stafford Linsley about the making of the Tyne Documentaries of the 1970s (it is an extra on the DVD). In the fourth Murray Martin interviews Roy Lockett, who had been Deputy Director of ACTT (Association of Cinematograph Television and allied Technicians) during the negotiations to achieve the Workshop Agreement that enabled broadcast access for independent filmmaking groups – in particular with Channel 4 between the early 1980s and the early 1990s. The four interviews were all filmed around 2005.

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