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Title:CHRISTMAS WITH THE ROYAL NAVY 1996: SCENES SHOWING THE SHOOTING OF CHRISTMAS SPECIALS ON BOARD HMS BELFAST [Allocated Title]
Film Number:ADM 6582
Other titles:ROYAL NAVY VIDEOS: 1990s [Allocated Series Title]
Summary: Scenes showing the production of ITV "Christmas with the Royal Navy" programmes on board HMS Belfast reuniting seamen with their families via video links.
Description: (Tape 1) Shots on board Royal Navy Lynx helicopter taking off from Battersea Heliport and flying down the Thames. Aerial shots of the Houses of Parliament and Saint Paul's Cathedral. Helicopter flies over HMS Belfast in her dazzle markings. Shaky zoom shots of people on the deck, including Anthea Turner, who waves enthusiastically. Also shots from the deck of HMS Belfast showing the Lynx helicopter flying past, trailing a White Ensign below it.
(Tape 2) Unedited "behind-the-scenes" shots by cameraman from the Department of Public Relations (Navy) showing the filming on board HMS Belfast featuring Anthea Turner and First Sea Lord Admiral Sir Jock Slater.
Production Details: Directorate of Public Relations (Navy) (Production sponsor)
Two Four Productions (Production company)
Personalities, Units and Organisations:
Physical Characteristics: Colour format: Colour
Sound format: Sound
Soundtrack language: English
Title language: None
Subtitle language: None
Technical Details: Format: Beta-SP
Number of items/reels/tapes: 2
Footage: 30; Running time: 45 mins (ca)
Notes: Summary: these are behind-the-scenes shots for Two Four Productions' series "Christmas with the Royal Navy", which linked serving Royal Navy personnel on duty throughout the world on Christmas Day with their families via satellite link ups from the Falkland Islands, Croatia, the Caribbean and on board a Trident submarine. The series later won the Royal Television Society's award for "Best Live Event 1996".
Technical: Tape 1 labelled "Dub", and also labelled "Two Four Productions Ltd" and passed to DPR(N). End of the tape features parts of an edited item (about a dog) left over from the previous use of the tape. Tape 2 is DPR(N)-shot material, and is behind-the-scenes shots of the production (not rushes).