Summer holiday activity in Britain + sporting events in UK and Europe.
Title reads: "Everybody Stopped Work".
Filmed in locations around Britain.
Various shots busy London airport: luggage carousels, passengers boarding planes, planes taking off. Comet arriving. C/U Princess Anne (Princess Royal), Prince Charles (Prince of Wales), Queen Mother and Princess Margaret waving from airport rooftop. Various shots Queen Elizabeth II and Duke of Edinburgh (Prince Philip) coming out of the Comet and going to car with rest of Royal Family. Various shots holiday crowds at Victoria Station. C/U Engine driver leaning out of steam train cab. Various shots traffic being directed by policeman. Various shots crowded beach at Margate, Kent, including Punch and Judy show. M/S man relaxing in garden with feet up on lawnmower. Various shots deserted streets in City of London. Comic sequence: safe robber breaks into bank safe to find policeman inside.
Various shots athletics competition at White City between Britain and West Germany: men's 100 yds. is won by Peter Radford, second Ron Jones. Athlete M. Lauer congratulates Radford and Jones. Men's 120 yards hurdles: German Lauer wins. C/U M. Lauer with Matthews, Steines and Birrell. Men's 220 yds: Dave Segal is narrowly beaten by Dave Jones. Men's mile race: Brian Hewson takes the lead from E. Brenner and goes on to win. Other athletes competing include Mahlendorf, Ken Matthews and Naujoks. River scene at Treignac, France, venue of first world championships for canoes and kayaks. Various shots male and female canoeists racing down rapids of River Vezere, one woman's canoe capsizes and she has to swim to bank. Various shots German Grand Prix at Avus Track, Berlin, Germany. There is a spectacular crash: Hans Hermann's car overturns but he walks away miraculously unhurt. Tony Brooks crosses the finishing line the winner, followed by Dan Gurney and Phil Hill. Good C/U winner on rostrum. Other drivers include Stirling Moss and Gregory.