• Short Summary

    THE BRITISH POLICE INSPECTOR WHO ESCAPED FROM THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA AFTER 36 DAYS IMPRISONMENT WAS INTERVIEWED YESTERDAY (20 NOVEMBER) IN HONG KONG.

  • Description

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    CU INSPECTOR KNIGHT (MUTE)
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    2.
    LV PRESS CONFERENCE KNIGHT SPEAKS (SOF)
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    3.
    KNIGHT FINISHES SPEAKING (SOF)
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    4.
    CU KNIGHT
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    TRANSCRIPT: SEQ. 2: KNIGHT: "WELL, I THOUGH THAT AS A POLICE OFFICER I SHOULD LEAVE THE AUTHORITIES TO TAKE THE NECESSARY ACTION TO GET ME RELEASED. HOWEVER, HAVING WAITED FOR FIVE WEEKS -- THIRTY DAYS -- I DECIDED THAT I HAD BEEN THERE LONG ENOUGH".



    REPORTER: "WAS THERE IN FACT ANY QUESTION OF A CHANCE OF ESCAPE BEING OFFERED YOU IN ANY WAY AT ALL, MR. KNIGHT, OR WAS IT ENTIRELY YOUR OWN DECISION?"



    KNIGHT: "I THINK THIS WAS ENTIRELY MY OWN DECISION."



    REPORTER: "DID YOU KNOW THE REASON OF YOUR ABDUCTION?"



    KNIGHT: "NO, I THINK THE 'ABDUCTION', AS YOU IT, WAS IN FACT ACCIDENTAL."



    REPORTER: "DID THEY TRY TO GIVE YOU ANY POLITICAL INDOCTRINATION WHILE YOU WERE HELD THERE?"



    KNIGHT: "No."



    REPORTER: "DID THEY ASK YOU TO SIGN ANY STATEMENT, MR KNIGHT?"



    KNIGHT: "THEY JUST ASKED ME TO MAKE A STATEMENT OF WHAT MY JOB WAS IN HONG KONG AND MY RANK, ETCETERA -- THAT'S ALL."



    REPORTER: "DID THEY ASK YOU TO RENOUNCE THE BRITISH POLICY IN HONG KONG, OR....."



    KNIGHT: "NO, NO. NOTHING AT ALL LIKE THAT."



    REPORTER: "(INAUDIBLE CONCERNING DAILY OCCUPATION)."



    KNIGHT: "WELL, IF YOU WANT THAT SORT OF RUN RIGHT DOWN -- ONE HOUR POLISHING ROOM UP, ONE HOUR FOR BREAKFAST, ONE HOUR THIRTY MINUTES IN THE GARDEN, ONE HOUR FOR SHOWERING, ONE HOUR FOR ARITHMETIC, ONE HOUR FOR REST, AND THEN IT WAS LUNCH TIME -- ONE HOUR FOR LUNCH."




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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: THE BRITISH POLICE INSPECTOR WHO ESCAPED FROM THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA AFTER 36 DAYS IMPRISONMENT WAS INTERVIEWED YESTERDAY (20 NOVEMBER) IN HONG KONG.

    AFTER TELLING THE PRESS THAT HE HAD BEEN WELL TREATED BY THE CHINESE, THE POLICEMAN, INSPECTOR FRANK KNIGHT, EXPLAINED THE REASONS FOR HIS ESCAPE.

    INSPECTOR KNIGHT MADE HIS WAY THROUGH PADDY FIELDS, SUGAR CANE, DITCHES AND VILLAGES, BEFORE FINALLY CRAWLING THROUGH A DEEP DRAIN INTO HONG KONG TERRITORY, WHERE HE WAS PICKED UP BY A BRITISH ARMY JEEP.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9LWBAH1JXPOA8YIZL07JWP0YE
    Media URN:
    VLVA9LWBAH1JXPOA8YIZL07JWP0YE
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/11/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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