Selected Originals (offcuts, selected scenes, out takes, rushes) for story "Special - Astronauts visit London" - 69/84.
Similar shots to newsreel story.
More shots of the three astronauts with the Queen, Duke of Edinburgh, Princess Anne, Prince Edward and Prince Andrew. Various shots of the astronauts Armstrong, Aldrin and Collins with their wives posing with the Prime Minister Harold Wilson and his wife at No. 10 during reception. L/S establishing shots of Buckingham Palace, Royal Standard flying. Various shots of crowds milling around waiting at palace. Informal shots of the Queen, Duke of Edinburgh, Princess Margaret Princess Anne, Prince Edward and Andrew chatting with the Astronauts and their wives.
C/U street sign 'Downing Street'. M/S two policemen on duty outside No.10 at night. Various shots of crowds at night in Downing Street waiting for arrival of astronauts. M/S as the politician George Brown gets out of car and wags his finger at cameramen. Several shots of astronauts being greeted by the Wilsons outside No.10. M/Ss of paper seller holding newspaper 'The Evening News' with the headline 'MOONMEN COME TO LONDON'. Shots inside No.10, the astronauts talk to the school children. Several shots of Wilson posing with astronauts and wives.
Cataloguer's note: Some excellent colour footage. Well worth a look.