Major building works retain the well-known facade but modernise the interior of the buildings.
10 Downing Street, London.
LS. Panning along houses in Downing Street to show scaffolding, with rubble in foreground.. LS. Policeman outside No.10. CU. Notice on door, "First Lord of the Treasury", pan up to knocker and No.10. LS.Interior. of one of the rooms of No.10 showing man climbing up ladder. MS.Portrait, pan down to fireplace. MS. Disconnected telephones lying on the floor. Interior LS. study. LS.Books on desk, one showing photograph of Mr. Macmillan. LS. Doors open to reveal sitting room. LS.Part of the sitting room. Angle shot of the staircase, showing framed photographs placed closely together along the walls. CU.Portrait of the Rt. Hon. Sidney, Earl of Godolphin. LS.Framed photographs of former Prime Ministers, including Earl Attlee and Sir Winston Churchill. MS. Very old and dismal looking sink in corner of kitchen with cups on draining board. MS. Very old fireplace and oven combined. LS. Framed photograph of former occupant of No.10 Downing St. MS. Vault door is opened. LS. Int. of vault. MS. Tin helmets lying on floor. CU.Large crack in plaster. LS. Scaffolding around Downing Street houses. LS.Policeman outside No.10 as door is closed.
NB There is a great deal of printed information on this story int he file, including the architect's sketch elevations and a background history of the buildings.