Footage of the ventriloquist dummy Lord Charles on tour of Cornwall.
Britain by Jove - programme 4 - reel 3. With Ray Alan and Lord Charles - Also Roddy Maude-Roxby as Cavendish.
L/S of dummy Lord Charles sitting in car being chauffeur driven by Cavendish. M/S of quaint shop in the village of Mousehole in Cornwall. Fisherman on beach taking lobsters out of basket. Shots of beautiful countryside, rolling hills, rivers etc.., intercut with shots of Charles in car complaining that he needs a drink. Shots of Cavendish driving car and giving running commentary despite Lord Charles's objections and continuing insistence on having a drink. Nice high angles shots of the coast and beach at Torquay. Horse and trap taking tourists down country lane.
Shots of seagulls flying over the cliffs at Boscastle and coastline. M/S of of young couple looking out over the cliffs. More shots of cliffs, coves etc. M/S of the couple walking along looking at small cove. Clovelly. Various shots of the picturesque Devon village. Cavendish says, "...there's no room on the road to the in or in the streets around for anything much bigger than the humble ass." Charles jokes, "well you should feel at home then Cavendish." C/U of donkey. Shots of donkey and pack walking with young couple along sloping street. Mevagissey. High angle shots of the bay. M/Ss of fishermen lifting baskets onto quayside and on deck of boat. M/S fisherman tying rope. Young couple on quayside.
Plymouth. High angle shots around Plymouth. L/S of lighthouse. Statue of Sir Francis Drake. Shots of people playing bowls. M/S Charles sitting in car asking where they are going now. Several shots of the picturesque coastline and shots of the village of Lynmouth. Cavendish says that they are about to head home after a last look at the harbour and a drink. Large man comes out of pub and blows on large horn to signal closing time. A St Bernard dog howls at the noise. The young couple sit at table laughing. A disappointed Lord Charles heads for home. Cavendish says they will return soon. More shots of beautiful coastline. People having fun in the sea. L/S of Charles's car heading for home.
End titles: Photography - Bill Jordan, Film Editor - Fred Ives, Dubbing Editor - Roger Voss, Sound - Eddie Steadman and Trevor Pyke, Assistant Director - David Williams. Script by - Peter Bishop, Charles Hart, Mike Hodges and Denis Postle. Executive Producer - Lionel Hoare. Produced and directed by Mike Hodges and Denis Postle. An Associated British Pathe.