• Short Summary

    BBC (BRITISH BROADCASTING CORPORATION) MONITORING STORY ( AND GOOD SCENES)

  • Description

    NO SLATE INFORMATION

    ENGLAND, LONDON (BBC broadcasting house ?)

    Back of radio presenter making broadcast ( to Norway in Norwegian ?) broadcasting " on air " light "

    Unknown speaker , ( possibly either Walter Monckton - Director General of Ministry of Information or William Haley, later diirector general of BBC ?) speaking

    " Many of you listen in to foreign broadcasts and listening in Britain is free, but when you switch off you needn't worry that what comes in over the air is n't being checked and reported to the right quarter .It is. The BBC has taken on many new jobs in wartime and one of them is to keep a sleepless watch night and day on the broadcasts of the world .
    Every twenty four hours we pick up and record something like 500,00 words , from hundreds of different transmitters , friendly, neutral and enemy in a score of different languages . This is done by our monitoring service working in close collaboration with government departments."



    Technicans monitoring broadcasts / hands at controls of listening / radio equipment/ men with headphones listening / more of equipment and man transcribing/ writing down broadcast / broadcast being recorded onto recording disc/ man typing notes on typewriter / message being delivered onto teleprinter ;/ people reading transcripts / women copying documents on copying machines and sorting

    unknown BBC broadcaster, newsreader at microphone preparing to make broadcast / clock on wall giving midday time signal / family sitting around radio set at home - father reading paper and mother knitting

    London . Big Ben clock , clock on wall of radio studio

    (audio" )

    " This is the BBC home service , here is the news. " Broadcaster at microphone

    " Germany seems to hint a further crime .They allege fears in Holland that that country might become a victim of Britain's violent policy and add Germany is answering this criminal act move for move but "

    GOOD SCENES

    technical equipment, speaker , Big ben , recording equipment , woman tying transcript , more of BBC newsreader talking about German broadcasts to Scandinavia
    Background: BBC (BRITISH BROADCASTING CORPORATION) MONITORING STORY ( AND GOOD SCENES)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1X5701R05QYYY62BD67D893KU
    Media URN:
    VLVA1X5701R05QYYY62BD67D893KU
    Group:
    Reuters - British Paramount Newsreel
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/01/1941
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:04:39:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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