Travelogue of Britain urging us to 'travel royally in this new Elizabethan age' with BOAC.
Majesty in the Air. Titles read: 'BOAC PRESENTS MAJESTY IN THE AIR'.
Scene from the Coronation - Queen Elizabeth II walking down aisle after the ceremony. Commentator talks of tradition. Crowds cheering. Men working on aeroplane engine. Pilots beside plane. Air to air of BOAC Constellation plane in flight. Portraits of Queen Elizabeth II and Elizabeth I. Timbered building - Earl of Leicester's Hospital in Warwick. Little Morton Hall. Hebridean women spinning and dyeing wool; pummelling tweed fabric. Young sailors swabbing decks, climbing rigging on training ship HMS Worcester. Rowing to ship; hauling ropes. Young men board training plane outside aircraft hangar. Passengers and crew board BOAC aircraft. Monarch plane taking off.
Cornish coastline and countryside; flowers. Furry Day in Helston - children dancing, band playing 'Floral Dance'; traditional dancing in the street. Ceremony in Selkirk, Scotland, where horseman carries flag across river as symbol of demarcation, followed by others on horseback and watched by crowds, piping band. Bussing of the flag. Air to air of small BOAC plane in flight over coastal area. Aerial shot of Warwick Castle. Ground shots of same, plus Stirling Castle, Linlithgow Palace, Cotchele House, Hatfield House, Montacute, Sulgrave Manor, Arundel Castle. Prince Philip (Duke of Edinburgh) and team play cricket against Duke of Norfolk on green.
Cathedrals at Canterbury and Wells; college building at Cambridge; small orchestra playing in boats on River Cam; travelling shot on Cam. Ceremonial troops at Edinburgh Castle and marching through town. Countryside shots of Glencoe. Interior shots of theatre production of 'MacBeth'; exterior of theatre (unnamed) near Bank of England in London. London scenes - Tower Bridge, Big Ben, Bayswater Road, pan to horse riding in Ladies Mile (park). Fox hunting with Duke of Beaufort at Badminton then show jumping while Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip watch. Windsor Castle; Household Cavalry. Stagecoach travels from Castle to show ground. Shot from train going over Saltash Railway Bridge. Forth Bridge. Britannia aircraft being built in hangar. Designers, fitters at work. Plane moving past hanger doors. Pilot starting up; propellors starting. Plane taxiing and takeoff. Planes in flight.
End credits - Made by Pathe Documentary Unit in association with Film Centre for BOAC; produced by Howard Thomas; Directed by Peter Bradford; Musical Director - Muir Mathieson; Music written by - Doreen Carwithen; Commentary Written By John Pudney and spoken by John Glen; Photographed by - Jo Jago; Edited by Jocelyn Jackson; Sound - WS Bland and George Newberry; Colour by Technicolor.