Dinner at Dorchester to celebrate 100 years of newspaper, commentary by Monica Dickens
Title reads: "New Chronicle Centenary. Commentary by Monica Dickens".
Various shots of swanky black tie dinner held at the Dorchester Hotel for the News Chronicle centenary. Various shots of New Chronicle newspaper chairman, Lawrence Cadbury giving speech welcoming distinguished guests and reading a postcard message from George Bernard Shaw. M/S of photographed copy of first copy of newspaper from 1846.
Various shots of Lady Violet Bonham Carter (Liberal Leader) speaking. Viscount Harold Alexander sits at the same table. Various C/Us of Monica Dickens, Philip Dickens and Gerald Dickens (descendants of Charles Dickens, famous author and first editor of Chronicle). M/S of the house where Dickens lived in Doughty street, a Pickwickian figure in period costume stands outside. M/S of the Cheshire Cheese pub in Fleet Street. M/S of St Andrews Church, 3 actors dressed as Billy Sykes, Oliver Twist and Fagin pass by. M/S of the Old George Inn, Southwark. An actor dressed in period costume stands outside polishing his boots.
M/S of present editor Gerald Barry speaking at the dinner. He talks about future and inventions which will change the press (might be refer to television?).