Documentary film covering the Queen's visit to Ghana and West Africa.
01:30:08 Royal car pulls up on foggy morning. Queen Elizabeth II walks across and is presented with flowers by young African girl. Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh and Sir Harold Macmillan follow Queen down the red carpet. The Royal Party board a Royal plane.
01:31:19 Interior shots of cockpit of jet. Shots of air traffic control giving instructions. Shots of air crew. Jet moves off down runway.
01:32:22 Titles read: "Associated British Pathe presents - Drums For A Queen." "Spoken by Anthony Quayle"
01:32:45 Ghana - Shots in an African village. Shots of modern building in Accra. Students at University. CU of Ghanian flag. Travel shots from car along road in Accra. Shots of women making clothes in market. Women having manicures and visiting hairdressers. Cavalry troops ready themselves and their horses. Soldiers in dress uniforms clean royal land rovers.
01:34:15 Men in tribal costume play drums. Women dress up for the visit. People walk from villages. More shots of men playing 'talking drums'. Shots of people walking from various places to see the Royal visit. Shots of buses and vans bringing people into Accra.
01:35:40 Cavalry troops pick up lances and mount their horses. They ride off for parade. Shots of people - including tribal chieftains - gathering at Accra airport. Shots of people waiting for arrival of plane. MS of President Dr. Kwame Nkrumah with wife waiting on Red Carpet. Plane lands. Drums beat out again.
01:36:57 The Queen and Prince Philip come down the steps from the BOAC plane and meet the President.
01:37:29 Queen Elizabeth II is introduced to local dignitaries. She and President Dr. Kwame Nkrumah drive off in open car. Shots of empty village. Shot of beach with empty fishing boats. Cavalry troops parade down road. Shots of people watching Queen and royal parade. Shot of Kristiansborg Castle (sp?) where the Queen is to stay. Shots of people dancing in the streets. Shots of Ghanian musicians. People blow horns and play drums.
01:39:19 Huge gathering of people in sports stadium. Shot of tribal chiefs with their entourages. People dance. Queen and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh watch performance. People, many carrying large brightly coloured umbrellas come forward to pay respects. Queen meets local VIPs. People dance with handkerchiefs, welcome ceremony.
01:41:04 Queen pays visit to market. Huge crowds cheer her. She looks at some of the goods on sale. Men on beach give demonstration of launching their rowing boats and carrying goods. The rowing boats race out to sea. Shots of VIPs watching as boats return.
01:42:45 WS of countryside at Akosombo. Site of construction of new dam project. Queen visits site for Hydroelectric dam. Queen visits race course. Ghanaians enjoying racing. Various shots of horse race. Queen watches from Royal Box. She presents trophy.
01:44:36 Drums played. Woman holds banner 'A hearty welcome Lizzie.' People dance and chant. Shots of Highlife dance. Women in gowns and men in suits dance in hall. Queen and Nkrumah arrive. Firework display rounds off the evening.
01:45:30 Royal Yacht Britannia sails into port in Liberia. President Tutman (sp?) greets Queen and Duke. People working in rubber plantation (good shots). Parade of troops in Liberia. People dancing in streets. Motorcade brings Queen. More shots of traditional dancing and drumming.