• Short Summary

    Comedian Jack Barty takes us on a trip to London Zoo to see the animals.

  • Description

    Full titles read: "An "Un-zoosual" interview with Jack Barty - the well-known comedian." (May be incorrect - bottom of title is obscured by timecode.)


    C/U of Jack Barty singing in a comical way. He apologises for butting into the middle of the programme, makes a joke about 'butting', then says he went to the zoological gardens the other day and took his movie camera with him. Fade out.

    Fade into M/S of three polar bears at London Zoo. Various shots of the zookeeper feeding one of the bears while a large crowd watches. Jack says he gave the bear a peanut and hoped he didn't die of shell shock. The bears sit on their haunches and beg; one dives into the pool. Jack makes some jokes and puns, then we see some brown bears in a rocky enclosure. Various shots of the flamingos standing in their pond. M/S of people standing around a glass water tank where birds (look like small cormorants) dive for food. M/S of a monkey clinging to the bars of his cage: various shots of monkeys (baboons?) in their enclosure, grooming each other and running about. Jack wonders why they are running about and suggests they might be hearing a dinner bell. Fade out.

    Fade in to M/S of Jack, ringing a bell. He says "Yes, they heard a bell", takes his hat off and smiles; fade out.

    (Followed by Pathetone end titles.)

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:19:07:00 / 01:22:33:00
    PT 015

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