• Short Summary

    Britain returns to Greenwich Mean Time on Sunday, after a two-year experiment with British Standard Time.

  • Description

    1.
    CU Clock at 10.15
    0.10

    2.
    CU Sign: Prime Meridian of the World
    0.13

    3.
    LV Door is unlocked
    0.27

    4.
    CU INTERIOR giant telescope
    0.34

    5.
    CU GMT clock
    0.40

    6.
    GV Greenwich observatory
    0.45

    7.
    SV Girl delivering early morning newspapers in dark (2 shots)
    0.54

    8.
    SV Milkmen delivering (2 shots)
    1.02

    9.
    SV Postmen delivering mail
    1.12

    10.
    CU Schoolchildren fitting fluorescent armbands(3 shots)
    1.28



    Initials OS/1157 OS/1214



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Britain returns to Greenwich Mean Time on Sunday, after a two-year experiment with British Standard Time. GMT, the standard by which all international time zones are set, is recorded as shown in this film on the Prime Meridian at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich. Britain is to return to the old system of Greenwich Mean Time and British Summer Time - by which clocks go back in Winter and forward in Summer - a system which Britain out of step with Europe.

    The vote to end the BST experiment (BST is one hour ahead of GMT) has taken last December, when M.P.'s decided that the public preferred the old system. It gives them earlier day-light in the mornings.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVADUE4EXB9VU8ACE563PCY3N1DJ
    Media URN:
    VLVADUE4EXB9VU8ACE563PCY3N1DJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/10/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:28:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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