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    Emotional scenes at the funeral of comedian Tommy Handley.

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    Full title reads: "The People Say Goodbye To Tommy". Funeral service for comedian Tommy Handley.

    Paddington, London. SV Tommy Handley's coffin being borne out of private chapel at Westbourne Grove, Paddington. GV Cortege leaving Westbourne Grove.

    Golders Green, London. SV Shot under archway of crowds waiting at the crematorium. SV Jack Train with two other men. SV Jack Hylton out of car at main entrance. SV Towards and pan Richard Murdoch arriving. SV Jack Payne handing ticket at entrance to Chapel. SV Joan Harben and Hattie Jacques. SV Two men talking (Billy Danvers and Ronald Shiner). SV Jack Warner at the entrance. SV Charles Shadwell, Lind Joyce and Paula Green. SV Fred Yule. SV Personalities towards and pass camera. SV Man at entrance (Raymond Newell.) SV Personalities arriving. SV Crowd watching. SV Ted Kavanagh stepping out of car. GV Massed crowds watching cortege arriving through main gate of crematorium. SV Top view massed crowds watching. SV Cortege coming to a stop in front of archway. SV Group of women watching. SV Officials unloading wreaths from car. SV Towards pall-bearers carrying coffin to chapel, watched by crowds. SV Women watching. SV Pan pall bearers carrying coffin into main entrance of crematorium. SV Women watching. Top view massed crowds listening to service. Beginning of 'Abide with Me.' CU Men and women types in crowd. Top view crowds listening. SCU. Woman in crowd listening very intently. SV Towards Paula Green and Lind Joyce (crying) leaving the crematorium after service, followed by John Snagge and Frank Phillips. SV Women watching. SV Towards Arthur Askey and Jack Hylton leaving chapel. BV Crowd watching. SV Ronald Frankau leaving. SV Pan Ronald Frankau walking away followed by Ted Kavenagh. LV Crowds looking at mass of wreaths around lily pond. SV Diana Morrison and Joan Harben looking at wreaths. CU Wreath with inscription 'to the memory of Thomas Handley.' GV Crowds looking at mass of wreaths round lily pond.

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Black & White
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    01:08:11:00 / 01:10:43:00

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  1. Unknown user says

    "Jean Harben" should read Joan Harben.

    "Ted Kavenagh" should read Ted Kavanagh.

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  2. Unknown user says

    Note that footage of Tommy Handley's memorial service can be seen in clip 1403.34.

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