• Short Summary

    An item about a remote controlled robot used to sell student rag magazines in Coventry.

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    Coventry, West Midlands.

    John Aubury, of the Lancaster College of Technology, designed a radio-controlled robot that is used to sell rag magazines.

    M/S of a dalek-style robot on a busy shopping street. A young man walks past and stops to buy a magazine. He takes one from a panel in the side of the robot. A money pot hangs from the end of the dalek's radar gun, the man drops some change into it.

    Low angle shots of a Lady Godiva statue. L/S of the statue with the cathedral in the background.

    C/U of the robot. M/S of the robot, showing John standing nearby with the remote controls. Various C/Us of John. Two little boys walk up to the robot and take a magazine. They start to walk away. One boy nudges the other, he goes back and puts some change in the pot.

    Cuts exist - please see separate record.

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    Colour pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:01:37:00 / 01:02:26:00
    CP 494

Comments (1)

  1. Unknown user says

    Excellent film. However it should be noted that the student in question is actually from the Lanchester College of Technology (NOT Lancaster!). This is stated in the film itself and is the former name of what is now Coventry University, thus making the Coventry-based nature of this film make more sense.

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