• Short Summary

    Item showing comedian Arthur Askey playing about at home. Sussex Downs.

  • Description

    Item title reads - Personality meet Arthur Askey.

    Sussex Downs.

    M/S of comedian Arthur Askey's house. M/S as Arthur opens the door wearing an apron, he puts the milk bottle down. He spots the camera and looks askance before running back inside. Interior shot as he opens the door again wearing a suit. He walks along in the garden, then gets stung by a bee, he ends up kicking and chasing it. Mrs Askey hands him the 'phone through the window, he looks at his watch and jumps. Various shots of him at the typewriter trying to think up a script.

    M/S as he gives up and strolls in the garden, C/U wood pile. M/S of Arthur trying to cut down tree with a small kitchen knife. He shouts "timber!" and sticks his fingers in his ears then realises the tree isn't falling. M/S as he tries to push it over. M/S's of his wife laughing and waving out of the window whilst he tries to fish in the pond with his trousers rolled up to his knees. Various shots of him with their terrier dog, he picks it up and it licks his face.

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    Film ID:
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    New pictorials
    British Pathé
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    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:31:26:00 / 01:34:10:00
    NP 48

Comments (1)

  1. Unknown user says

    "Mrs Askey" - her name is Elizabeth Askey.

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