• Short Summary

    The wonders of Britain - documentary made to encourage tourists to visit.

  • Description

    Travelogue made by the British Travel Association. Reel 2.

    01:00:09 High angle shot of the Household Cavalry - the blue jacketed Horseguards and the red jacketed Lifeguards. Various shots of the Changing of the Guard ceremony. The Mall, camera follows the guard as it arrives at Buckingham Palace.

    01:01:36 The West End. London bus approaches the camera. Narrator speaks of the small specialist shops which are found amongst the big modern stores. Man with a pipe goes into a tobacconist. Interior, customer speaks to the shopkeeper. Narrator praises the small shop: "they are more concerned with maintaining a reputation for quality than they are for catching the eye." Small long established pubs are recommended as places to eat. Low angle of pub sign for "Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese" off Fleet Street. Interior of the pub. A chef serves what looks like Steak and Kidney pie. Interior of a cheese shop. C/U of the shelves laden down with cheese. Woman customer speaks to the shopkeeper.

    01:02:38 Piccadilly Circus. Camera follows black cabs as they drive through the streets. Various shops seen from moving car. Low angle shot of a London hotel, camera tilts up to show all the floors. A night out in London. Funky music on the soundtrack as we see London at night. Piccadilly Circus with its neon lights seen from a car. Various theatres are seen including the Talk of the Town. C/U of woman's legs as she climbs out of a car. Inside the club. Glamorous show girls perform on stage dressed in quasi Egyptian costumes. The stage revolves as they perform a fabulous high kick routine. Camera pulls back to focus on a couple sitting in a box - they applaud. The embankment at night, Big Ben.

    Director of Photography - William Jordan, Film Editors - Sidney Stone and Frederick Ives, Sound - Jack Miller and Trevor Pyke. Dubbing Editor - Kenneth Nunn, Written by Stewart Farrar, Associate Producer - Lionel Hoare, Directed by Frederic (sic) Goode, Produced by Terry Ashwood.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1960 - 1969
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:02:00 / 01:06:41:00

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