• Short Summary

    Cuts from newsreel 47/80 - Harold Wilson 'at home'.

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    Unissued / unused footage - dates and locations may be unknown / unclear.

    Cuts from newsreel 47/80 - Harold Wilson.

    Harold Wilson, 31-year-old President of the Board of Trade, sits in an armchair at home and answers questions from a man off-camera. He is supposedly at home but looks like a studio.

    In reply to a question asking how it feels to be Britain's youngest cabinet minister since 1782 he says he hasn't had time to think about it, but it is a very great honour. He says the important thing is to get on with the job and to do it properly.

    Asked what his opinion is on short and long skirts (referring to New Look fashion which dictated long skirts amid fabric rationing in Britain), he says he has his own private views on the matter of what they look like. He then gives us some official party talk. Another take of the question and answer, with a clock chiming in the background as Wilson talks.

    Several mute shots of Wilson with his wife and young son and pretending to do some work.

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    Film ID:
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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:25:06:00 / 01:29:49:00
    UN 1824 B

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