Promotional film made for advertisers to show range of television commercials made by Pathe.
Film has been split into two parts - Macdonald Hobley's introduction and a history of Pathe from 1909 makes up part 1. The commercials themselves are on a separate reel.
Shot of the Pathe offices in Wardour Street. Cockerel logo on the doorstep. Cameras and lights being moved around inside the studios. Film loaded into a camera. Television commercials and short films made here. Set of a living room. Microphone is set up. Sound man puts on earphones. Crew working on a commercial. Shots of a woman doing wild "black magic" type dance, shots of dancers and musical instruments. Film House - headquarters of A.B.C. - in Wardour Street. Pathe House. Shot of shelves of cans. Woman lifts down can and opens it to show film. Private viewing theatres. Shots of early films contrasted with film of a beauty queen contest and the Hindenburg disaster. C/U of camera and men on top of cars with cameras. Man at work with newspapers spread on his desk. In the editing room, men at work. C/U of splicing process. Men and young boy in white coats carry stacks of cans into a van with British Pathe Laboratory Division painted on the side.
Macdonald Hobley talks of the output of commercials made by Pathe - see part 2.