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  • Description

    Police car through London streets.

    Shaky camera shots of building passing by from inside police van. The van turns left past an Underground station (can't identify). Several tracking shots as the van moves along various streets. (spacing between 01:45:02 and 01:45:16). More tracking shots from inside the police van, this time following two black police vans.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    3288.08
    Media URN:
    91171
    Group:
    Unissued unused
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    1972
    Sound:
    sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:03:43:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:42:48:00 / 01:46:31:00
    Canister:
    UN 4593 C

Comments (3)

  1. jamied says

    The cataloguer says "Shaky camera shots of building passing by from inside police car (?)" - at 02:08, the camera turns around to reveal that we're in a police van, (and judging by the way oncoming cars move out of its way I'd say it's got its lights and sirens on).

    At 02:24 there's a clapperboard revealing that the filming is for the current affairs TV programme "This Week".

  2. Timescapes says

    The underground station is Knightsbridge near Harrod's.

    The vans are Ford Transit personnel carriers used by the Metropolitan Police Special Patrol Group aka "SPG".

  3. British Pathé says

    Thanks for this.

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