Comedian Ken Dodd demonstrates some novel ways to train Channel swimmer Bill Pickering.
Great Yarmouth, Norfolk.
M/S comedian Ken Dodd rubs grease over English Channel swimmer Bill Pickering as he stands on the shore, Ken pats Bill's ample stomach and laughs, he is Bill's coach for the day. M/S large crowd watching. M/S Ken fluttering his eyelashes and dropping bath salts into the sea. L/S from boat of crowd waving. M/S Ken waving with his feet, pan across to shore. M/S Bill jumping off boat into sea. L/S boat full of people. Various shots Bill swimming. M/S Ken with man and woman watching from boat. M/S Bill swimming. M/S Ken with soda syphon and water bottles, M/S as he sprays the syphon over the side into Bill's mouth. M/S flag on boat. M/S Ken handing sandwich over side to Bill, he snatches it back and eats it at last minute, he laughs. M/S Captain steering boat. M/S Bill swimming. M/S Ken relaxing on boat and waving Bill on. L/S buoy, L/S boat coming in, Ken jumps off and runs up to shore and starts signalling, M/S Ken waving Bill in. Various shots as he runs out and helps Bill up and onto the shore, they shake hands.
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