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    London Zoo.

    CU. Carl Plumb, pan to include his brother Tony looking into bear pit - they are the two orphan boys who won weekend trip to London with star entertainers Mr and Mrs Pickles. SV. Wilfred and Mabel Pickles and two boys looking into pit. SCU. Two boys and Mr Pickles looking into pit. SV. Top view, bears. SCU. Two boys and Mr Pickles looking into pit. S. Party walking away from pit. LV. Penguins strutting around pool, pan with them as they stop by Mr Pickles and party. CU. Carl laughing. SV. Mr Pickles and penguins. SV. Polar bear. SV. Boys being helped by Mr and Mrs Pickles to look over wire of bear pit. CU. Carl. SV. Bear sitting in pit. SV. Mr Pickles and others pointing in pit. LV Top view, bears. SV. Boys walking through turnstile, followed by Mr and Mrs Pickles.

    They are interviewed by a man (natural sound): 'Hullo Tony, come on Carl, good morning Mrs Pickles, how are you Wilfred. Well what sort of a weekend have you had with the boys?'
    'We're nearly worn out I think'.
    'They are?
    'No, but we are'.
    'You are?'
    'No, we are. They're twelve, well 11 and 12, so you can imagine taking two lads around on their first visit to London'.
    'Never a minute still and, of course, wanted to get up at 5 o'clock this morning'.
    '5 o'clock? Disgusting. And have you enjoyed yourselves. What have you done?'
    Boy: 'Visited the Tower of London and Buckingham Palace. We've been to the circus and zoo'.
    SCU. 'What have you enjoyed most?'
    Boy: 'I don't know'.
    Pickles: 'That's a very difficult question. You see, they'll never quite know until about a fortnight's time when everything's sunk in. At the moment everythin's wonderful.'

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    British Pathé
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    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:46:55:00 / 01:48:42:00
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    Sport & Leisure Lifestyle & Culture
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