• Short Summary

    Harold Wilson and Tony Benn at opening of Post Office Tower.

  • Description

    Title reads: "Premier opens highest tower".

    Prime Minister Harold Wilson opens GPO / Post Office Tower, London.

    Various shots of tall modern buildings in the Capital: the Hilton Hotel, Millbank Tower (Vicker's Tower).

    Low angle shot Post Office Tower. Panning C/U as the Prime Minister walks into tower. He trips slightly and turns to look round. C/U Sir Billy Butlin (Butlin's Holiday Camps). M/S the PM unveiling plaque. C/U plaque. M/S Wilson giving speech (natural sound). Various shots Wilson speaking to Lord Mayor of Birmingham using new microwave radio link telephone, as part of inauguration ceremony.

    L/S the tower. L/S the PM walking onto the revolving restaurant level. C/U looking through window as level turns. Panning shot Mr. Wilson looking out as floor is turning. C/U the floor. L/S as the PM and Post Master General Anthony Wedgwood Benn (Tony Benn) walk over to windows. View across London from Tower. C/U Benn and PM looking across London. L/S guests looking from window. Angle shot the Tower.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1820.09
    Media URN:
    55637
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    10/10/1965
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:11:41:00 / 01:13:34:00
    Canister:
    65/82

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