• Short Summary

    Item showing various journalists at work in Fleet Street, London.

  • Description

    Fleet Street.

    London.

    M/S Fleet Street with no-one in it, dissolve showing it full of people. M/S inside Reuters, a man receives a message on the teleprinter and takes it over to a journalist. Various shots as a male typist takes down message from overseas and puts it in tray, a boy walks past and picks it up. He takes it to copywriter who checks it and hands it to the sub-editor. M/S in Daily Sketch offices, the editors sit around the table for a conference. Various shots of them. Various shots as they discuss the stories.

    M/S ex-Detective Superintendent Robert Fabian with two men, C/U of him. M/S legs walking along and stopping. M/S showing it is Arthur Helliwell of the People. Various shots as he gets a story from two contact men. C/U Arthur. M/S people arriving at press show for a new film. M/S Peter Noble arriving. M/S Denis Myers of The People. M/S Daily Express critic Leonard Mosley. M/S actress Diana Decker. M/S as Mosley chats to film star Veronica Hurst. M/S queues of people outside.

    Various shots of car racing track, Reg Parnell is interviewed by Basil Cardew of the Daily Express, they bend down to look at the car. Various shots of the track. M/S as Stirling Moss runs up and gets in his car, M/S as they start the race. M/S football match at Chelsea. M/S people watching. Various shots as Harold Palmer of the Evening Standard takes down notes. C/U ashtray shaped like boxing glove, a hand taps cigar ash into it. M/S showing it belongs to Jack Solomon. M/S as Peter Wilson of the Daily Mirror enters and they shakes hands and chat.

    M/S Hannen Swaffer looking out of window, he turns round and walks out of the picture. Various shots as he sits at his desk and stars to write. C/U photograph of George Bernard Shaw, C/U postcard from him. C/U letter from Clement Attlee. C/U paper with articles written by Swaffer. C/U bust. M/S men carrying bundles of paper. M/S newspaper van, men enter picture and load van with newspapers. Various shots as it leaves. M/S as it slows down and man hands street vendor newspapers. M/S newspaper seller putting his papers down, C/U of him. Various shots as he sells the papers to the public.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1605.30
    Media URN:
    51512
    Group:
    New pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    09/11/1953
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:53:58:00 / 01:57:46:00
    Canister:
    NP 478

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