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The Animals’ Christmas Party


Series Name
British Movietone News


Issue No.
Date Released
19 Dec 1963
Date submitted
12 Dec 1963
Date submitted
14 Dec 1963
Stories in this Issue:
  1. 1Cream of the Cats
  2. 2Mobile Homes for Army
  3. 3Complaint from the Kerb Side
  4. 4Kenya Celebrates Uhuru
  5. 5The Animals’ Christmas Party


Story No. within this Issue
5 / 5
MOVIETONE CARD TITLE: The Animals’ Christmas Party. DESCRIPTION: Children from Dr Barnardo’s Homes were among the visitors to the PDSA at Ilford, where a party for sick animals was held. The aim of the party is to remind us not to neglect animals or birds over the holiday. SHOTLIST: Key scene. GV pan children arriving at PDSA. MS donkeys parade. MCU pan children. GV pan coach and horse Hercules (from Steptoe and Son series) arrive. ES children with animals. MS Father Christmas steps out of coach. CU pan up cake. MS Wilfred Brambell cutting cake. CU donkey eats cake. GV animals. MCU children feeding animal. CU donkey eating. CU dog eating. MCU cats and dog eating. CU other animals eating. MCU monkey eats cigarette. GV pan down crib. CU animal eating. ES puppies eating. GV same. Xmas Greetings Title.
Organisations; Health and medicine; Food and cooking; Celebrations and festivals; Social welfare; Animals; Performing arts
Ilford; Woodford Bridge
Card file number
John Abbott
Leslie Mitchell
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