• Short Summary

    Travelogue with dummy Lord Charles and Ray Alan covers Scotland.

  • Description

    Mid 1960s

    With Ray Alan and Lord Charles - Also Roddy Maude-Roxby as Cavendish.

    Britain by Jove - programme 2 - part 1.

    Title sequence - quick shots of Union Jack flag intercut with b/w stills of ventriloquist dummy Lord Charles, posing as 'Lord of the Manor'. Title card 'Britain By Jove' with coat of arms showing two elephants, pint of beer, two bottles of champagne and 'Semper Inebriate'. 'With Ray Alan and Lord Charles - Also Roddy Maude-Roxby as Cavendish'.

    M/Ss Charles having make-up applied by woman. He attempts to persuade her to come to Scotland with him but to no avail. Shots of Charles's car being driven through countryside. Various shots of the Highlands. Cavendish provides running commentary. Shots of Inverness Castle and loch. More shots of the beautiful countryside. Alan asks Cavendish to explain a bit about himself.

    M/Ss of Cavendish talking about how he likes to be in uniform. He also waffles a load of rubbish as well ! Alan is forced to shut him up. Several shots of people on horseback riding around boundaries carrying flags. Charles and Alan argue about whether they are carrying flags or spears. Shots of Cavendish and Charles talking about whiskey. M/S of of man in waders fishing. Countryside shots. Tracking shots from car. Various shots of St. Andrew's golf course. People playing golf on the course. Shots of yachts in loch. L/Ss of seals on coast.

    Various shots of birds (seagulls etc) flying around cliff tops. M/S of Cavendish continuing to provide commentary as he drives. Brief shots of elderly man smelling whiskey shot. Lord Charles remarks, "...the fellow won't leave much if we don't hurry. Come on Cavendish !" Shot of ship on the Clyde estuary. Shots of small boats. More shots of yachts. C/U man smelling whiskey. Shot Scottish bagpipe band marching and playing.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2725.04
    Media URN:
    80351
    Group:
    Documentaries
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    1960 - 1969
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:10:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:34:05:00 / 01:44:06:00
    Canister:
    DOCS

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