Ventriloquist Ray Alan and dummy Lord Charles on River Thames, London and other areas.
Continued from Reel 1.
Reel 2. Cavendish the chauffeur (wearing frogman diving suit) has joined dummy Lord Charles and ventriloquist Ray Alan on the boat. London street scenes; policeman gives directions. St Paul's Cathedral. Children run across grass on council housing estate (high rise flats) "a place to live that anyone might be proud of". Montage of shopping scenes - woman pays taxi and walks to shop; people shopping food hall; chef sharpens knives near display of food. People in restaurants; business men. Great shot of couple watching crepe suzette being prepared in foreground. Changing the Guard at Buckingham Palace. Piccadilly Circus and tourists.
Montage of shots of the Isle of Man - palm trees, Manx cats, water wheel (?), man sweeping road. Back to Piccadilly Circus and people milling about. Several shots of London parks in different seasons; people strolling about, rowing on lakes. Interior shots of Red Lion pub near St James's - barmaids pulling pints; people drinking. Shots of theatre lights switching on. Great shot at ground level panning across Piccadilly at dusk / night showing the illuminated advertising boards (a different view from the usual high angle stuff). More shots of Piccadilly; Garrick Theatre lights behind Eros for Sheila Hancock and Edward Woodward in 'Rattle of a Simple Man'.
View of Tower of London silhouetted against sky at dusk. Ceremony of the Keys by Guards and Yeomen at the Tower. Zoom in to shot of Crown Jewels at night. Yeomen lock door in castle. Misty shots of (Royal?) yacht or liner ship moving out towards sea. Shots of tugs on water. Sun setting over sea at night.
End credits - Photography - Bill Jordan; Film Editor - Fred Ives; Dubbing Editor - Roger Voss; Sound - Eddie Steadman, Trevor Pyke; Assistant Director - David Williams; Script by Peter Bishop, Charles Hart, Mike Hodges, Denis Postle; Executive Producer - Lionel Hoare; Produced and Directed by Mike Hodges and Denis Postle. An Associated British Pathe Production.