'The Gnome Woodcarver' at work in the picturesque hamlet of Littlebeck, North Yorkshire.
Littlebeck, North Yorkshire.
Various shots of a very picturesque village; a river and waterfall or weir is seen in the valley; a house with carved wooden features over the door; it looks like a valley in Switzerland.
Commentator tells us this hamlet is "famous the world over in cultural spheres as a centre of woodcarving and the home of a brilliant craftsman heralded as 'Master of the Gnomes'"; we see a building with a sign above the door reading 'The Gnome Woodcarver - Craftsman in Oak'; M/S of a carved wooden sign next to the building showing gnomes at work.
L/S of some buildings next to the river; we pan left to see Thomas Whittaker carving an eagle out of wood. C/U of a carved wooden gnome; various shots of Thomas working on the model. A finished eagle is seen in the background; C/U of detail on this carving.
C/U of a Yorkshire Rose carved on the back of a chair. Various shots of Thomas at work on a carved wooden bookend, featuring the head of Chopin. C/U of two wooden gnomes on the worktable.
C/U of one side of a gate closing; one side of the gate is carved with a chalice and candles, the other shows a church.
Note: on file are cameraman's notes; a magazine article about the 'Master of the Gnomes', and correspondence about the filming of the story.
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