Exclusively on the programme today we have the Foreign Secretary, who has just
returned from the bitter fighting in the Gulf of Amman. He's going to tell us
On the bank of a
river seen from the other side. There is a canoe on the bank a man in a
pinstripe suit stands beside it.
Caption: 'THE FOREIGN SECRETARY'
He gives a
little cough and gets in. Two Arabs run in from other side of frame, lift up the
canoe and throw it and the Foreign Secretary into the water. Cut back to the
That gives you just some idea of what's going on out there. Today saw the
long-awaited publication of the Portman Committee's Report on Industrial
'SOMETHING SILLY'S GOING TO HAPPEN'
It's taken five years to prepare and it's bound to have an enormous impact on
the future of industrial relations in this country. In the studio tonight Lord
Portman, Chairman of the Committee, Sir Charles Avery, Employers' Reorganization
Council, and Ray Millichope, leader of the Allied Technicians' Union. And
they're going to make a human pyramid.
Three men in
suits come on to a fanfare and form a pyramid As they complete it we cut to film
of Vatican crowds and dub on enormous ovation.
Bra... vo. Now the President of the Board of Trade...
Cut back to the
same river bank shot from across the river. The President of the Board of Trade
in pinstripes is standing beside a hamper. He smiles and gets in, and lowers the
lid. Once again two Arabs run in from either side and throw it in. All these
sequences are speeded up.
Now here's the Vice-Chairman of ICI.
Cut back to same
river bank. A head looking out of the hamper. It disappears as two Arabs run in
and toss it in.
Well, so much for politics and the problems of Britain's industrial
reorganization. Now we turn to the lighter subject of sport, and Reg Harris, the
former world cycling sprint champion, talks to us about the psychological
problems of big race preparation. (Reg and his bike are thrown in the river
by the Arabs) And now the world of song - Anne Zeigler and Webster Booth. (two
hampers thrown in river by four Arabs) Well, all good things must come to an
end, and that's all for this week. But to close our programme, Dame Irene Stoat,
who celebrates her eighty-fifth birthday this month, reads one of her most
Cut to the river
bank. An old lady is standing beside it, but this time on the bank of the river
nearest the camera. On the other bank we see the Arabs run into shot, realize
they've been foiled and leap up and down in anger.
Dame Irene: (M.P.)
Who shall declare this good, that ill
When good and ill
But to fulfil the
vast design of an omniscient will.
When seeming again
but turns to loss
treasure proves but dross
And what seems lost
but turns again
To high eternal
The Arabs run out of vision. Suddenly, from right beside the camera, with a bloodcurdling scream a Samurai warrior with drawn sword leaps upon her and hurls her backwards into the water. The warrior then strikes up a fierce heroic pose for the camera.
Superimpose caption: 'NEWHAVEN - LE HAVRE. GETAWAY TO THE CONTINENT'