Tommy Handley is seen larking about in his garden.
THIS DIGIBETA VERSION HAS BEEN MADE FROM THE PRINT - VERSION ON TAPE *PM0998* WILL PROBABLY BE BETTER QUALITY AS TAKEN FROM THE NEGATIVE.
"Hobbies?" said Tommy, "I've thousands...but for the 'piece of resistance' give me gardening... I love it..." C/U of Tommy Handley in his garden holding garden tools and with a hose pipe wound around his neck. L/S of Tommy stumbling along in his garden, he throws all the tools down and pretends to be tangled up in the garden hose. "All the great beans you read about are... nothing. You should see what happens when I plant my special 5 K.W. Oscillating Radio beans." Tommy pretends to plant some beans. He sits down in a garden chair. "If you doze off for a moment, these beans come up and speak for themselves." Through a camera trick suddenly little funnel shaped things appear in the grass. Tommy jumps up in surprise. "Talk about Jack and the Beanstalk...you ought to hear these 'beans talk'..!" Tommy gets his watering can out and sprinkles water on the funnel things.
"Garden Hose is my stock-in-trade" but this hose must have a ladder in it somewhere.." (This is really getting too "punny"!)" M/S of Tommy and his wife (presumably) standing in the garden. Tommy performs a version of the famous garden hose joke where he stands on the hose pipe, looks into the end of the hose because no water is coming out then suddenly gets soaked! "Arroseur Arosé"! He throws the hose down on the ground. C/U of his dog sniffing at the hose. Dog tries to chew the water coming out. "Spot can never understand where the water comes from, where it goes to, and if so, how long...hence his biting remarks..." C/U of the dog playing with the hose. "All sorts of things crop up here... principally trouble..." Tommy throws his watering can into the flower bed and digs. Suddenly a couple of boy scouts run into the garden and start throwing things at Tommy. Tommy chases them out of the garden. "Strictly between ourselves, however, here is the real Tommy Handley...smiling and debonair." C/U of Tommy smelling a rose. He waves and mouths: "Bye bye".
Was an item in Pathe Pictorial issue number 548.
Safety print exists - probably to be found on "The Stars as They Are" reel.