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  • Short Summary

    A strike by workers who fix traffic lights causes traffic problems in London.

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    Unissued / unused material.


    VS of a woman traffic warden directing traffic along a busy road. Shots of another woman traffic warden at the same junction. Good shots of them directing traffic. It appears that the traffic lights have failed and have not been repaired due to a strike by traffic signal engineers. Pan to show traffic lights not working. MS of damaged lights not repaired. More shots of out of order traffic lights and busy traffic being guided by traffic wardens. CU sign 'Caution. traffic Signals Not In Operation'. Tilt up to signals. VS of traffic driving past non-functioning traffic lights. VS of traffic lights - some working, some not.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1970 - 1979
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:02:07:00 / 01:08:08:00
    UN 4668 H

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  1. Unknown user says

    Reducing this clip's current date range of 1970-79, an L-registered Volvo at 03:20 means the footage can have been shot no earlier than August 1972.

    A clapperboard at 01:08 tells us that the footage was shot for Thames Television, and that the director was Roland Joffe, later to become famous for directing such films as The Killing Fields and There Be Dragons.

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