• Short Summary

    Simultaneous radio spelling contest between Great Britain and the United States of America.

  • Description

    Titles read: "INTERNATIONAL SPELLING BEE. Gt. Britain v. United States".

    London.

    Inside BBC Broadcasting House, we see several male and female contestants of the British Spelling Bee team sitting in a line wearing headphones. Commentator points out Spelling Master Tom Woodruffe, sitting at a table and talking into a microphone.

    We then see actress Fabia Drake standing at the microphone, spelling out the word 'Forthright'. The programme must be a simultaneous broadcast with the United States as we hear actress Sara Hayden on the American team spelling 'Verdancy' incorrectly. Margaret Baynes for the British team spells the word correctly. Mr McClusky of the American team gets the word 'Fauns' wrong; schoolboy J E Killick gets it right. The British team snigger and laugh smugly when the Americans get a word wrong.

    Final score is announced as Great Britain 37 and USA 27.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    957.09
    Media URN:
    16381
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    10/03/1938
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:46:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:05:21:00 / 01:07:07:00
    Canister:
    38/20

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