The scene is set as a fishing boat trundles up the river at Salcombe
Uni: The Plymouth Polytechnic Satique Project, Salcombe and Plymouth - 10th May 1986
Nosher gets given an assignment, along with a bunch of fellow students on B.A. Business Studies at Plymouth Polytechnic, to come up with a new drink and to market it (obviously, not for real or anything). Nosher's mate Trotsky is in the group, as well as Ruth Watson, Michelle Osbourne, Russell Yeatman, Michael Bey, and we kick off by holding a meeting in someone's kitchen to decide upon flavours - one of the group has bought along a range of odd and exotic possibly fishbait flavours, and we settle on satsuma as the main ingredient. Once that's decided, we drive over to Salcombe to do a "photo shoot" for the sales blurb that we've come up with. It's something along the lines of a story about some young, trendy things discovering the taste of "Satique" (a portmanteau of Satsuma and mystique). We also commandeer the bar of the James Street Vaults for a while, as Nosher was a major regular there and could get such favours, in order to shoot the "in the bar" scenes. It looks like another of ours sales pitches might have been that "it's the drink to drink when you're driving", without the gin in it, maybe.
A Cokin 'tobacco' filter gives a 'mood' shot of Salcombe harbour
The storyboard unfolds: the 'young things' are in town for some fun
There's a bit of disagreement about the storyboard
The 'young things' walk into Salcombe
The Mini burns around Salcombe
Michelle and Ruth pile out of their Mini
At the top of the stairs
Michelle Osbourne and Ruth Watson - pure 80s - stroll down the steps
A pub is sought out: it's the Ferry Inn, Salcombe
Ruth and Michelle enter the pub
A group photo after the Salcombe photo shoot
Do you want some Plymouth Gin in your fishbait-flavoured beverage?
A bottle of Satique is selected by the barman
A bottle of Satique looking so much nicer than everything else on the shelf
The deputy landlady of the JSV looks on
Ruth and Michelle
Ruth pretends to have a sip
Ruth, Michelle and 'the barman'
Satique and a set of car keys: it's a cliché alright
Our product on the shelf, complete with a PMT-printed label
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