• Short Summary

    Two hundred stars attend Variety Club Gala at Battersea Park.

  • Description

    Battersea Park, London.

    GV. Battersea fun fair organised by Variety Club. LV. Crowd. SV. Pan, Liz Frazer arriving. CU. Singer Alma Cogan. CU. Patrick Barr and Sarah Churchill, Sir Winston's daughter. CU. Actor Kenneth More. CU. Musician Acker Bilk with girlfriend.

    LV. From big wheel, as it goes round, of crowds gathered at Battersea Park. LV. Benny Hill and Liz Frazer in one of the seats on the big wheel. LV. Crowd. SV. Pan, comedian Benny Hill as Liz Frazer as the wheel stops. SV. Crowd. SV. Liz Frazer supporting Benny Hill as they get off the wheel. CU. Racing driver Stirling Moss. LV. Big Dipper. CU. Stirling Moss sitting in the carriage with Eric Sykes behind.

    LV. Actor Harry H. Corbett on the bingo stand juggling with balls, & CU. CU. Eric Sykes watching, pan down to his Variety Club badge which has Harry Corbett's name on it. CU. Film star Melvyn Hayes looking through cine camera.

    LV. Pan, finalists in the beauty competitions lined up. SV. Actor Ronald Fraser lifts comedian Davie Kaye to get a better look. SV. One of the girls walks towards camera, & LV. Sid James makes as if to chase the girl but he is pulled back by friends. CU. The winner, Mrs Maureen Squires, standing with the second and three girls. LV. Sid James and Barbara Windsor going round the lake in a motor boat, & CU.

    CU. Money going into till. SCU. Bruce Forsyth kisses a girl who he has just given his autograph to. LV. Roundabout called 'The Paratrooper' going round. CU. Pan, Hattie Jacques on the paratrooper. SV. Crowd. SV. Hattie Jacques gets off the paratrooper looking like she has had enough.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    1762.02
    Media URN:
    54502
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    16/05/1963
    Sound:
    sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:29:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:02:30:00 / 01:03:59:00
    Canister:
    63/40

Comments (2)

  1. jamied says

    "Melvin Hayes" should read Melvyn Hayes.

    "Ronald Frazer" should read Ronald Fraser.

  2. British Pathé says

    Thanks.

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.
All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment