• Short Summary

    Good light hearted story about the 1947 fuel crisis in Britain's freezing winter.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "The Man of the Week".

    Build up story on Mr Emanuel Shinwell, Fuel Minister and the fuel crisis in the cold winter.

    CU the book 'The Britain I want' by Shinwell. MS NCU Shinwell reviewing notes on the embankment - Houses of Parliament in the background.

    LS Various good exterior shots of idle factories on the Great West Road. MS Interior shot of idle machinery.

    CU Shinwell seated at desk sorting through his morning mail with his assistant.

    CU Women cooking a meal outside house on a camp cooker.

    CU a man warming his feet by an electric fire, rubs them as the pressure is so low. The lights go out.

    MS CU of man in barber's shop being given a shave by torch light.

    MS A man in a bath. He gets up to get out but falls over as the lights fail.

    MS courting couple sit on sofa. As they start to embrace the lights go out. They kiss.

    N.B. This story treats this issue in a fairly light hearted manner - MD.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:17:40:00 / 01:19:03:00

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