• Short Summary

    Visnews filmed Dec 22
    inside an "open space" GBP2,600 house, which George Winpey & Co built round a
    television set on the West Heath Estate, Farnborough, Hants.

  • Description

    1.
    GV. NEW TYPE HOUSE - HUSBAND
    TOWARDS HOUSE.
    6 ft

    2.
    CU. WIFE WAVING AT WINDOW.
    7 ft

    3.
    SV. SIGN TV. HOUSE TILT UP TO AERIAL.
    12 ft

    4.
    SV. HUSBAND INTO ROOM GREETED BY YOUNG
    DAUGHTER.
    19 ft

    5.
    SV. HUSBAND DOWNSTAIRS AND INTO
    LIVING ROOM.
    45 ft

    6.
    Back V. of WIFE LOOKING INTO
    LIVING ROOM HUSBAND TURNING ON TV.
    53 ft

    7.
    CU. WIFE
    IN KITCHEN?
    56 ft

    8.
    SV. WIFE INTO LIVING ROOM TO
    ATTEND BABY.
    69 ft



    Initials JWH/VCW



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Visnews filmed Dec 22
    inside an "open space" GBP2,600 house, which George Winpey & Co built round a
    television set on the West Heath Estate, Farnborough, Hants.

    Great thought has been given to the "need" to permit the housewife to watch TV
    through the glass panel dividing kitchen and living area, without, apparently,
    thought for the members of the family fed on meals prepared while Mother watches
    an absorbing programme.

    The staring eye of the TV-set is in contradiction to the claims of the makers to
    have planned the open house to give "a sense of freedom".

    Open space design calls for central heating, but one of the bedrooms in the
    TV-house with it's own heating provides a room where the children can do their
    homework, which, according to the builders' pamphlet "in spite of the attraction
    of television, may still have to be done". All the family can retire to this
    "sanctum", should the TV-tyrant become too much for them.

    George Wimpey & Co Ltd, internationally known in the building contracting world,
    built the houses in the new town of Hatfield, Herts, which lost their roofs
    during a storm in early 1958.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA86TOLGHOEICRTHMJ50PZTVHBW
    Media URN:
    VLVA86TOLGHOEICRTHMJ50PZTVHBW
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/12/1958
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MXF
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:47:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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