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Series
NET Journal
Episode Number
56
Episode
A Matter of Time
Producing Organization
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Contributing Organization
Thirteen WNET (New York, New York)
Library of Congress (Washington, District of Columbia)
AAPB ID
cpb-aacip/75-150gb76k
NOLA Code
NJMO
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Description
Episode Description
This documentary-drama, produced for Intertel by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, depicts the life of a cancer patient at Princess Margaret Hospital in Toronto. In this production, dramatic actor lee Patterson plays Ted Andersen, a man under treatment for Hodgkin's disease, a form of lymphatic cancer. The other principals include two actors Irena Mayeska as Andersen's wife, and Hilary Vernon as another cancer patient and the actual doctors, researchers, nurses, and other hospital employees. This method combines the realism of a cancer ward with the controlled pathos achieved through a dramatic form. The program traces Andersen's care from his first day at the hospital, following the discovery of a small, painless lump in his neck. He proceeds through a round of examinations, tests, diagnoses, and radiotherapy treatments. A doctor is assigned to see him through his course of treatment, and the patient is encouraged to continue his normal work and social life. "The story moves on several levels," producer-director Vincent Tovell; "what happens to Ted; what happens in places he doesn 't know about labs, research centers, conferences; what he feels inside fears, doubts, hopes, mental strain; and how his problem affects his relationship with his wife, children and co-workers. "We recorded a lot of material with doctors and nurses, and made a mosaic sound track of bits and pieces of many people's thoughts and reactions. Very little technical language is used. We filmed morning, noon, and night with small portable equipment, surrounded by real patients. It was an inspiring experience." No scripted dialogue or interviews are used. Instead the actors improvise their words within each scene. Throughout the drama, time enemy or ally is a principal character. Time is the hope of cure, the dread of pain, the specter of death; and the drama is posed against this "matter of time." NET Journal "A Matter of Time" is an NET presentation, produced for Intertel by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. This aired as Intertel episode 56 and NET Journal episode 243. The episode runs an hour and was shot in black and white. (Description adapted from documents in the NET Microfiche)
Broadcast Date
1969-08-04
Asset type
Episode
Genres
Drama
Topics
Health
Media type
Moving Image
Duration
00:54:43
Credits
Actor: Vernon, Hilary
Actor: Mayeska, Irena
Actor: Patterson, Lee
Camera Operator: Long, Ed
Camera Operator: Makin, Harry
Director: Tovell, Vincent
Film Editor: Saare, Arla
Producer: Tovell, Vincent
Producing Organization: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Writer: Whitehead, William, 1931-
AAPB Contributor Holdings
Thirteen - New York Public Media (WNET)
Identifier: wnet_aacip_2495 (WNET Archive)
Format: 2 inch videotape: Quad
Indiana University Libraries Moving Image Archive
Identifier: [request film based on title] (Indiana University)
Format: 16mm film
Library of Congress
Identifier: 2331981-4 (MAVIS Item ID)
Format: 1 inch videotape: SMPTE Type C
Generation: Master
Duration: 0:54:00
Library of Congress
Identifier: 2331981-1 (MAVIS Item ID)
Format: 2 inch videotape
Generation: Master
Duration: 0:54:00
Library of Congress
Identifier: 2331981-5 (MAVIS Item ID)
Format: U-matic
Generation: Copy: Access
Duration: 0:54:00
Library of Congress
Identifier: 2331981-3 (MAVIS Item ID)
Generation: Copy: Access
Color: Color
Library of Congress
Identifier: 2331981-2 (MAVIS Item ID)
Generation: Master
Color: Color
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Citations
Chicago: “NET Journal; 56; A Matter of Time,” 1969-08-04, Thirteen WNET, Library of Congress, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC, accessed October 28, 2021, http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-75-150gb76k.
MLA: “NET Journal; 56; A Matter of Time.” 1969-08-04. Thirteen WNET, Library of Congress, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Web. October 28, 2021. <http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-75-150gb76k>.
APA: NET Journal; 56; A Matter of Time. Boston, MA: Thirteen WNET, Library of Congress, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Retrieved from http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-75-150gb76k