Piccadilly Policeman 1946

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    Titles read: "PICCADILLY POLICEMAN".

    London.

    M/S of advertising billboards at Piccadilly Circus; fast pan across to street sign reading 'Piccadilly Circus' and 'Swan and Edgar' sign on the wall. Tilt down to show a policeman talking to a middle-aged woman.

    Several more shots of the policeman talking to people and giving directions. The light on the police box flashes and the bobby picks up the phone and speaks into it in a cheery manner. Brief shot of newspaper seller. More shots of the policeman answering questions, intercut with shots of traffic going around the circus and people walking along.

    He answers another call, then walks into the road to direct traffic so pedestrians can cross. He talks to his sergeant, then takes off his helmet to mop his brow with a handkerchief.

    Very good shots of Piccadilly Circus.

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    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    23/09/1946
    Sound:
    Sound
    Media URN:
    45506
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    1396.09
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:01:28:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:14:06:00 / 01:15:34:00
    Canister:
    NP 106
    Sort Number:
    NP 106
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