• Short Summary

    Flying pioneer Mr A. V. Roe designs and builds a new aircraft.

  • Description

    Rowland's Castle, Hampshire.

    GV. Sir Alliott Verdon Roe's House. GV. Interior, Mr Roe, the first man to fly in Britain, sitting at the drawing desk in his study. CU. Mr Roe. CU. Photo of Mr Roe standing by very old type aeroplane. CU. Pan down photo of Roe flying his triplane 1909. Pan to show him standing by wrecked aircraft and underneath reads "A. V. Roe after a slight misjudgement of distance in 1909". CU. Hands working on drawing board. Pan across photo showing him sitting in his original Bicar which was believed to be about thirty years ago! Pan down to Mr Roe sitting in his Bicar - looks like an old time motorcycle with very comfortable seat. These two photos are lying on the desk he is working on. SV. The new Bicar standing on lawn. AV. Mr Roe comes into picture and sits on his new cycle. CU. Hand switching on knob on dashboard followed by hands holding handlebars. SV. Mr Roe lifts suitcase into boot. LV. His two daughters sitting watching him from the terrace as he demonstrates a prototype. GV. Mr Roe riding round lawn towards us. Bicar comes towards camera.

    (Negative). (Title Scene F.)

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:52:20:00 / 01:53:18:00

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