• Short Summary

    Quirky comedy sketch by Ministry of Information about growing winter vegetable crops.

  • Description

    Title reads: "M of I - Government Official".

    Ministry of Information trailer - Digging for Victory.

    Filmed in a studio location.

    Quirky comedy sketch: man sits a vegetable patch which has been elevated to look like a table. Man calls out to waiter and man dressed as Father Time steps forwards. Father Time makes a crop of lettuce magically appear on the vegetable patch. Father Time asks man if he would like to order his winter course now? Man jeers and sends him away.

    Man sitting at vegetable patch, this time it is covered in snow. Man looks distressed and shouts to sky: "Father Time, bring me some food". A plate of earth appears and man looks disappointed. CU poster "No Winter Greens Today - signed Father Time". Man curls up on vegetable patch. Father Time appears and lays a lily on him, he then speaks to camera about the importance of planting a winter food crop, he points to a Ministry of Agriculture leaflet.

    End title: "Dig For Victory - leaflet no. 1".

    Man is played by comedian Ted Ray.

    NB: item originally part of Gazette issue 43/11.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2915.12
    Media URN:
    84125
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    08/02/1943
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:25:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:17:59:00 / 01:19:24:00
    Canister:
    43/11 (TRAILERS)

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