IN THE FIRST EIGHT MONTHS OF 1978, BRITISH POP STAR KATE Bush has leapt from unknown to a star of international renown.
GV EXT. Great Fosters Hotel, southwest of London
SV Sign Great Fosters
SV INT Kate Bush being greeted by an actor playing Henry the Eighth.
GV Banqueting Hall with guests and minstrels.
CU 'Henry the Eighth' introduces Kate Bush.
SV Dutch delegates Gordon McKenzie (right) and Karel Hendrikes (left) watched by London record executive Paul Watts, make presentation to Kate Bush.
SCU PAN Platinum and gold discs.
CU. Kate Bush taking to reporter in English.
'KING HENRY': "We come to very important part of the evening, and I have been brought back from the past, and I am highly honoured to do so. For as you know, I love the ladies. And tonight we are here to honour a lady, a special lady, a very special lady indeed."
WATTS: "A special platinum pressing of 'The Kick Inside.' Away we go. OK?"
BUSH: "Wow. Get a look at this one.....It's a beauty."
BUSH: "Our first plans are for the major territories like England and Holland....the European countries. But I mean it would be wonderful to go to Brazil."
REPORTER: "Now, I know you fell in love with Japan. Will you be going back there soon?"
BUSH: "I don't know about soon. The main problem really is the time. Because so much seems to be happening, so many people have been so wonderful. And so much work has been done, that it's hard to get back to these places."
REPORTER: "What about Australia and New Zealand?"
BUSH: "I'm going there in October, so that's quite soon."
REPORTER: "Do you know whereabouts in Australia you're going?"
REPORTER: "Yes. And New Zealand. You're going over to New Zealand?"
BUSH: "Yes. Just for a short promotional stay. Yes."
REPORTER: "Well, having cracked three quarters of the globe, what about the States? That is obviously the big one."
BUSH: "Yes it is. It's the real biggy, and we're all trying."
The presentation was made during a two-day conference held by EMI International. Kate's reference to Brazil, when talking about her future plans, came after she had heard that 'Wuthering Heights' had broken into the Brazilian Top 20.
REPORTER: GEOFF PETTS
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Background: IN THE FIRST EIGHT MONTHS OF 1978, BRITISH POP STAR KATE Bush has leapt from unknown to a star of international renown. Her records 'Wuthering Heights' and 'The Kick Inside' have stormed up the world's hit parades, and, earlier this year, she finished second in the Tokyo Song Festival. She has been working on a new album in France, but, last week, was back in Britain to receive platinum and gold discs from overseas record executives.
SYNOPSIS: The presentation was the Great Fosters, 19 miles (30 kilometres) south west of London. Now a hotel, it was once a hunting lodge owned by Queen Elizabeth the First, and on hand to greet Kate was Elizabeth's father, 'henry the Eighth'
Minstrels were also there, mingling with guests, before 'King Henry' introduced the presentation.
As well as Holland, presentations were made by representatives of the Italian and Australian record industries....Later Kate was asked about her plans.