Lord Altrincham's criticising Queen and her courts raises storm of protests.
SV. Pathe reporter Bill Symon interviewing Lord John Edward Poynder Grigg Altrincham in his home at Lowndes Square, London. CU. Lord Altrincham.
Pan down exterior of building at Lonndes Square, London. Lord Altrincham comes out of doorway and walks towards camera. CU. Lord Altrincham's magazine "National Review" and "The Monarchy Today." CU. Newspaper headlines "The Queen by a Peer" and "Big sneer by little Peer". Another newspaper headline "Queen's critic is at it again." AS. Sign "Altrincham."
GV. Main street in Altrincham nr Manchester, Lancashire. SV. Women shopping. LV. Women in side street in Altrincham cleaning step of house belonging to Bill Speakman. CU. Woman polishing door knob. CU. Woman washing stone step. SV. Crowds in main street waving Union Jacks as Bill Speakman drives down main street with the Mayor. SCU. Pan, the Mayor and Bill Speakman driving passed cheering crowds.
GV. Exterior of Bow Street Magistrates Court, London. CU. Sign "Bow Street Magistrates Court". SV. Mr Philip Burbidge leaving the court. He was fined £1 for slapping Lord Altrincham's face in public. CU. The Magistrate, Sir Lawrence Dunne posing for camera, he walks forward, pan to back view. SV. Interior with Bill Symon interviewing Mr Burbidge (natural sound). Bill Symon asks him if the investment was worth it. CU. Mr Burbidge answering - he says it was the best investment in his life.
GV. Balmoral Castle. SV. Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, and two children, Prince Charles and Princess Anne, in the grounds of the castle with the Duke pushing princess Anne on swing. SCU. Princess Anne on swing. SV. Queen standing by watching. GV. Duke pushing Prince Charles on swing. SV. Prince Charles on swing. SV.
Bill Symon interviewing Lord Altrincham (natural sound). CU. Lord Altrincham listening to questions and answering. He is saying that he believes firmly in what he was saying and that he has great support of people around the country. He is highly critical of Queen's speeches saying that she has become a synthetic creature - quite radical.
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