• Short Summary

    A look inside famous clock towers, plus good views of Westminster.

  • Description

    Title reads: "Big Ben".

    London.

    L/S showing Westminster Palace, Big Ben and River Thames. Low angle shot of Big Ben. Elevated shot bell tower. C/U of bell rope. C/U of hammer striking bell showing reverberation. Interior. C/U of clock face of Big Ben, a man walks past. C/U of signatures scrawled on face. General shots of man looking at clock mechanism. Panning C/U of inscription, giving name of designer and date of erection. Various C/Us of clock mechanism working.

    High angled shot of traffic and pedestrians on Parliament Square, looking down from clock tower. L/S, from clock tower, looking over River Thames. Panning L/S of Parliament Square.

    Note: see paperwork for newspaper and magazine articles about stories in NP 189.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1243.08
    Media URN:
    34033
    Group:
    New pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    26/04/1948
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:31:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:13:39:00 / 01:16:10:00
    Canister:
    NP 189

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