Duke of Edinburgh (Prince Philip) visits very modern Bevercotes Colliery, Nottinghamshire.
Duke's helicopter lands near the colliery. C/U Lord Robens. Panning shot Duke shaking hands with Lord Robens. L/S Bevercotes Colliery.
L/S Duke in mining helmet and casual clothing, walking to pithead. C/U as he is searched for inflammable materials. Panning shot Duke getting into cage for descent into mine.
M/S train carrying Duke to coal face. Travel shot from the train. L/S Duke walking through mine. C/U ditto. M/S as he climbs into cab to speak to operator of coal cutting machine. M/S ditto. C/U ditto. M/S as Duke gets out of the cab. M/S as Duke walks past camera through the mine.
Lord Alfred Robens is Labour parliamentary secretary to the Ministry of Fuel and Power, later Chairman of the Coal Board.