• Short Summary

    The house once lived in by Charles Dickens in Kent is put up for auction.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Dickens' House Comes Under The Hammer".

    Broadstairs, Kent.

    SV Poster - 'Bleak House for Sale'. Zoom in to CU. LV Exterior Bleak House.

    CU Plaque of Charles Dickens pan down to name - 'Charles Dickens'.

    SV Top landing pan down to front door and GV hall.

    GV Drawing room showing armour etc.

    SV Caricatures of Dickens characters pan to Mr Albert Batchelor and his niece, Miss Anne Carmody, looking at pictures. SV Pictures pan to present owner Batchelor and niece. CU Batchelor. CU Pan down pictures of caricatures.

    GV Dining room. SV Fireplace in dining room. CU Dicken's chair.

    SV Poster - 'Bleak House for Sale'. Zoom in to CU. LV Exterior people walking to Albion Hotel for auction. SV Sale notice for Bleak House. GV Pan from auctioneer, Mr B J Pearson, to bidders. MV Audience. CU Batchelor and niece. SV Pearson and others at table. '£14,000 may I say. Have you all done with it? Then on behalf. of Mr Batchelor I put in a bid of £14,000 and withdraw it at that figure.'

    SV Exterior of Bleak House. CU Bust of Dickens and books. CU Books. 'Martin Chuzzlewit' and 'Bleak House'. SV Anne Carmody warming bed with bed warmer. CU Ancient pistol. CU Back view away from camera Mr Batchelor walks from house and closes door.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:08:17:00 / 01:10:03:00

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