• Short Summary

    New service for Britain's blind provides library of well known works on tape recordings.

  • Description


    SV. Lord Ian Fraser, Chairman of St. Dunstans, showing Mr Godfrey Robinson, Chairman of Royal National Institute for the Blind, how to operate the new talking book. He moves a cassette towards the machine. CU. Lord Fraser's hands placing the cassette on the machine he switches on. SV. Lord Fraser and Mr Robinson listening, Lord Fraser turns the Cassette over so that they can play the other side of the tape. CU. Lord Fraser, pan to Mr Robinson. SV. Lord Fraser and Mr Robinson.

    SV. Franklin Engleman in a recording booth where he is to record a passage from Pickwick Papers, the recording light goes on. SV. Engleman recording (natural sound). SV. The recordist. SCU. The recordist's hands. CU. The tape recorder. SCU. The recordist. SV. Engleman still speaking.

    GV. The talking book library. SV. Woman sorting out the requests. Another woman walks across and takes cards from a pigeonhole and walks away with them. SV. The woman walking towards rack in which the cassettes are stored. She takes a package from the rack, walks to a table and starts to write on the card. SV. Man taking packages into despatch area. GV. Row of houses. SV. Blind woman in her home putting cassette onto machine. She starts the machine. Engleman's voice will be dubbed over this sequence to the end. CU. The speaker of the machine. SCU. The machine running. SV. The woman making herself comfortable near the machine. CU. The woman listening.

    (Orig. Neg.)

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:16:51:00 / 01:18:35:00

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