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ITN Roving Report: Sierra Leone

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Report on the political and economic situation in Sierra Leone with a look at how the country could develop. The Governor General Sir Maurice Dorman says currently the situation is peaceful following independence in April 1961 but Britain needs to...

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View over sea with cargo boats in distance and city on the coast / main street with road sign 'Halt at Major Road Ahead' and modern square building / two women along carrying baskets on their heads and babies on their backs

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Ghana flag banner hanging with logo 'Long Live the Queen' / banner attached on lamp post next to man on ladder painting building / large poster showing Queen Elizabeth II on one side and Ghana President Kwame Nkrumah on the other

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Reporter Nick Barker along past stone walls and flowers and stands by cannon overlooking the town below and the sea / view of crowds gathered at waterside market with boats moored at end of jetty / people and crowds in market area on quayside / small fish in baskets for sale / bananas / jewellery for sale / child with cloth over its head looking at camera as eating / two girls / woman with turban style hat / full baskets carried on peoples heads / people in market / mass crowd in market and women along carrying full baskets on their heads / street scenes with people walking around and policeman in middle of road directing light traffic / English style road signs including one for steam train crossing

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Parliament buildings

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Parliament buildings

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People in Parliamentary chamber as sit down and look at papers / MPs and Speaker in chamber

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Guard in fez style hat on guard duty outside the Governors residence / Governors residence building / reporter along with Colonial Governor Sir Maurice Dorman and they sit in garden

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Sir Maurice Dorman (Governor General) interview SOT
- Says he thinks independence happened at the right time / comments on the ruling powers and any possible opposition


Prime Minister's residence

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Sir Maurice Dorman (Governor General) interview SOT
- Says he thinks independence happened at the right time / comments on the ruling powers and any possible opposition


Prime Minister's residence

Sir Milton Margai (Prime Minister) interview SOT
- Says he thinks the so called Westminster Model will work for Sierra Leone / speaks about the coalition / hopes to be friendly with all peoples / has nothing against republics but it is not on the agenda at the moment and will continue the link with Britain

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People in the sea as very full small native boat along driven by paddles / wide sandy beach with hills in background / sandy beach with parked cars close by / white people relaxing and enjoying the sun on the beaches / well dressed local people in their Sunday best, including girls and women wearing hats, emerging from church

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Dr Davidson Nichol (Principal of Fourah Bay College) interview SOT
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Dr Davidson Nichol (Principal of Fourah Bay College) interview SOT
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Well dressed students along with robes over their clothes / reporter sitting with students

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Air view (aerial) over hilly forested landscape with mountains in the background / air view (aerial) of diamond mine workings and buildings / tree falling and bulldozer pushing felled trees along as clearing space for new diamond mine / bucket on end of chain from large crane scooping up soil and pouring it into the back of open lorry as some falls on the ground beside the wheels / grab scooping up more soil / soil into the bucket / man at crane controls with reporter standing beside him / bucket swinging overhead and then pouring soil into large container as two men watch / soil coming out along conveyor channel / view of diamond mine / round drums turning as sifting the soil to separate the stones from the dirt / man standing by sifting machine / sifting and washing process / machinery working / man locking padlock on security grilles and putting up other security measures

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Man smoking pipe and using small instrument to move diamond stones around and putting them in piles and sorting them

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Houses and people in poor area / tethered goat and view down to sea with tuna fishing boat / bow of tuna fishing boat with Japanese writing on the hull with crew on deck and washing hanging on lines by awning / Sierre Leone officer / tuna fishing boat and crewmen holding tuna fish and putting one down on dockside / Japanese crew mans face / boats anchored off the coast

Governor General Sir Maurice Dorman interview SOT
- Says they all wish Britain would put more investment into Sierra Leone / economically there has been a lot of self help / more capital is needed for essential services for development / if Russian aid in other countries is found to produce results Sierra Leone might want the same thing / Sierra Leone is managing welll but it does need some help

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View over Freetown coastal area with buildings

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View of coastal Freetown

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