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Around the World in Seven Minutes and Four Times on Saturday


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A look back to the days of Pathe and Movietone newsreels with Bob Danvers Walker and Leslie Mitchell in conversation with Su Ingle. For more than 50 years the British cinemagoer was given a window on the world by the seven-minute newsreel. With the aid of original - and sometimes rare - footage, the two newsreel commentators recall the friendly rivalry between the companies to get that all-important 'scoop', and give a fascinating personal account of those historic, poignant and humorous world events which were brought to the people in the one-and-nines - almost as they happened.
This programme was Leslie Mitchell 's last appearance before his death in 1985 and provides a fitting tribute to a man whose distinctive voice and imperturbable manner made him a much respected figure in broadcasting. Written by MAURICE SELLAR and LOU JONES
Directed by ROGER MITCHELL (R) A CHARISMA FILMS production


Unknown: Bob Danvers Walker
Unknown: Leslie Mitchell
Unknown: Su Ingle.
Unknown: Leslie Mitchell
Written By: Maurice Sellar
Directed By: Roger Mitchell

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Around the World in Seven Minutes and Four Times on Saturday

BBC Two England, 23 August 1986 18.10

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