Two VIPS.....Very Important Pandas.....arrived at London Airport on Saturday (September 14) after a luxurious flight?
CU Sign aircraft deer "Panda Special" Peking to London
SV Chinese delegation leave aircraft
SV Pandas in crates being off-leaded (3 shots)
SV Sign "London Zoo"
GV Panda new home at Zoo with Chines sign and waiting newsmen
GV Pandas walking around inside new enclosure
SV Pandas walking around perimeter snuffling
SV Chinese watching pans through bars
SV Panda investigating water in bucket
SV Monkeys in cage
LV Second panda approaching water and two pandas begin fighting over it and splashing each other
SV Photographer with long lens
SV Panda comes us to fence and looks out
CU Lioness turning away
SV Pandas inspecting enclosure and prowling around
SV Newsmen taking photos
Sv Pandas near fence clawing at wire
Initials O/0350 GM/359
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Background: Two VIPS.....Very Important Pandas.....arrived at London Airport on Saturday (September 14) after a luxurious flight from Peking in their own specially-equipped aircraft. The Pandas - Chia Chia (Excellent) and Ching Ching (Crystal Bright) - were presented to Conservative Opposition Leader Edward Heath his visit to the People's Republic of China earlier this year.
The VIP treatment continued at the airport - where press and television ???men greeted them like Hollywood stars. And, at London Zoo - where they ??? expected to become the most pampered and popular residents - their first ??? public view was auspicious of times to come.