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London Calling employees of the BBC behind our microphone

Week number 46-18

Newsreels in which Dutch subjects of a certain week are presented.


The Dutch government offers a diner to some guests of the BBC in castle "Oud-Wassenaar" (Old Wassenaar). Present at the diner are a.o. Prime Minister W. Schermerhorn, the former Prime Minister P.S. Gerbrandy and the English envoy sir Neville Bland. Radio announcer Frits Thors introduces some English radio employees and Dutch radio employees of Radio Oranje (Radio Orange) to the viewers, all from the war period. SHOTS: - ext. castle with pond; int. hall with people dining: 00:14 Schermerhorn (second from left); 00:16 Gerbrandy (second from left); 0:19 Bland (with glasses); 00:36 Thors introduces: from 00:47 English radio employees: the director-general of the BBC, sir William Haley(?); some announcers and a commentator (nicknamed "De Londenaar" (The man from London)); from 02:42 Dutch radio employees: 02:47 A. den Doolaard ("Bob"); 03:02 H.J. van den Broek ("De Rotterdammer" (The man from Rotterdam)); 03:14 G. Sluizer (in uniform); 03:38 L. de Jong.

Polygoon-Profilti (producer) / Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision (curator)
Publication date:
25 April 1946


Original format:
Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision