Compilation item of the stories that hit the headlines in 1964.
Review of 1964.
L/S revellers enjoying themselves at the peoples ball in the Albert Hall. M/S of dancers. C/U front of bluebird. Donald Campbell sitting in cockpit. Campbell sitting in cockpit. M/S of Campbell travelling at speed in Bluebird. Various shots of the Indianapolis motor race in progress. Dave MacDonald's car crashes and explodes and bursts into flame. Other cars crash in the inferno.
M/S of John Marris Herdsman who tipped off police about the hideout of the great train robbers. M/S of Leatherslade Farm. Shots of the interior. Shots of exterior of Winson Green Jail. Various of ruby international between France and Australia. Mass crowds of teenagers at London Airport to await the arrival of the Beatles. Several shots of the the Beatles and crowds.
L/S Presidential Palace in India. M/S Dr. Shastri surrounded by New Government members. C/U Pan Dr. Shastri walks past camera. L/S Mourners carrying the body of Nehru to the funeral Pyre. C/U Indian woman crying. L/S The body being burned on the funeral pyre. C/U Sir Alec Douglas-Home. C/U Nehru's body burning on funeral pyre. L/S Interior. The countdown in progress for the firing of Blue Streak
C/U Countdown in progress and firing button being pushed. L/S Blue Streak takes off. M/S As Blue Streak goes skywards. C/U As America's Ranger rocket goes skyward towards the moon. Zoom in showing photograph of crators on the moon. C/U Of Cupid. Four scenes as Princess Irene of Netherlands and Prince Carlos of Bourbon Parma leave the Basilica of St. Mary Major in Rome surrounded by crowd. M/S Towards and Pan. Princess Margaretha and Mr. John Ambler after their wedding in Sweden followed by King Gustav.
L/S Press photographers. M/S Princess Margaretha and John Ambler. L/S Greek Church. Three shots interior the wedding of Princess Anne Marie of Denmark and King Constantine. M/S Press Photographers. C/U King Constantine and Princess Anne Marie. C/U Robbie Brightwell and Anne Packer. Section two C/U Zoom back the stork. L/S Crowds outside the home of Princess Alexandra and Angus Ogilvy. M/S Princess Alexandra and Angus Ogilvy. C/U Princess Alexandra. M/S Princess Margaret holding her new baby Lady Sarah coming out of Kensington Palace with Lord Snowdon and Viscount Linley. C/U Princess Margaret pan down to C/U of Baby Lady Sarah. L/S The new Forth road bridge. M/S Queen walks towards. M/S Crowds. C/U Queen signs guest book. C/U Plaque 'The Forth Road Bridge'. opened by the Queen etc. L/S and M/S Queen drives across the bridge. Travel shot across bridge of the New road Forth Bridge.
M/S People enjoying themselves on the fountains in Trafalgar Square on election night. L/S Counting votes in Harold Wilson's constituency in Huyton. M/S Crowds applauding. M/S Announcing the total votes of Wilson. Pick up Nat sound of film, wound out and bridge in cheers. M/S crowds cheering. M/S Harold Wilson and wife waving. M/S Mr. Khrushchev stepping down from steps from his plane and being greeted in Berlin. L/S Crowds cheering. M/S Khrushchev holding bunch of flowers and waving to crowd. M/S Sign 'Home town of Lyndon B. Johnson'. Four shots interior President Johnson making his vote. L/S White House and M/S Interior President Johnson and wife. L/S Cars racing round the track at Nurburgring. M/S Pan John Surtees racing down the straight. C/U Cameraman. M/S John Surtees crosses the line to win. M/S John Surtees with large Laurel round his neck.
C/U The Olympic flame at Tokyo. L/S Mass crowds in the Stadium. L/S Pan Mary Rand making her gold medal long jump she jumps and lands. C/U Gold medal pan up to C/U of Mary Rand smiling. C/U Ken Matthews. Pan down to the gold medal. C/U Lynn Davies pan down to gold medal. M/S Robbie Brightwell and Anne Packer. Brightwell looking at Anne Packer's three medals. C/U Anne Packer pan down to her three medals. L/S Mexican villa. C/U Pan Duke of Edinburgh in Mexican gear sombrero etc. C/U Type. C/U Duke in Mexican gear on horseback. M/S Mexican watching. M/S Mexicans on horseback riding past as Duke makes Mexican salute. C/U Duke on horseback. Four shots air to air from Farnborough Air Display.