• Short Summary

    Cute story about a budgie's beauty parlour showing a bird being washed and groomed.

  • Description

    Slough, Berkshire (was Buckinghamshire).

    C/U of a hand holding a cobalt budgie, it is being cleaned with a cotton bud. C/U of the face of 66 year old Captain Bill Moody who is grooming the bird. C/U of the budgie in the foreground, Bill is washing it with soapy water and a toothbrush. C/U of the toothbrush being dipped into the soapy water in a plastic box. There are several pairs of scissors and clippers round it. The narrator says Bill used to be a big game hunter and now has this unique salon.

    C/U of the budgie with soap on its head, the narrator says it is a secret formula foam shampoo. Various shots of the budgie being shampooed with the toothbrush. Bill wipes the shampoo off with cotton wool and a cotton bud, the bird flaps about a bit. The camera moves over to show his wife Eve who takes the budgie and wraps it in a cloth. C/U of Bill's face. M/S of Eve with the budgie, C/U of her face, the camera moves down to show her stroking the budgie's head with a cotton bud. C/U of the budgie looking sleepy.

    L/S of the couple, Bill picks up a cage from the floor and puts it on the table, Eve gets up and walks away. Bill opens the cage door to get another budgie out. C/U of Eve's face watching him.

    L/S of Bill with the bird in his hand. C/U of beauty implements laid out on a cloth, there are clippers, scissors and tweezers. C/U of the budgie in his hands having its claws clipped. M/S of Bill grooming the budgie. M/S of him spraying something onto the budgie's claws. C/U of the budgie's face and C/U of Bill's face. M/S of him blow drying the budgie with a hairdryer. C/U profile of Bill. M/S of the budgie. C/U of Eve smiling. M/S of the budgie sat of a perch attached to a small round mirror. C/U of the budgie admiring itself in the mirror.

    Note: Bill's full name is Captain William Farquhar-Moody.

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    Colour pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:17:12:00 / 01:18:45:00
    CP 192

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