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ITN Roving Report: Smugglers Coast

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Report from Tangier and smuggling five years after becoming part of Morocco. Prior to that it was a tax and customs free area and the harbour is being extended for better control. There is a large British influence in Tangier with the residents contiuing their own way of life mostly living in luxury but also helping the locals.

'Roving Reports' was a series of documentary reports produced by ITN News from around the world, broadcast between 1957 and 1964. Black and White B/W material.

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Reporter:Brian Widlake
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MOROCCO: Tangier:
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OPENING TITLES / Reporter to camera

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Reporter to camera

General view of town; seafront area; load of...

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Reporter to camera

General view of town; seafront area; load of rocks unloaded from lorry for new mole section of harbour; general views of workers sorting out the rocks and working on the construction site

GRAPHIC map showing Tangier and the site of the Actual Free Area together with new mole construction site

General views of smugglers boats moored; crewman with back to camera cleaning boat window; more moored boats

Steve Tourouk (phonetic spelling) (Canadian ex- smuggler) interview SOT
- Smuggling was profitable and exciting / the boats here are under repair / smuggling going on operating out of Gibraltar / smuggling everything to Spain Sicily and recently to Lebanon

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Steve Tourouk interview SOT
- Smugglers are ex merchant seamen a...

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Steve Tourouk interview SOT
- Smugglers are ex merchant seamen and RAF types / explains how much money he used to make / was never caught / how he was nearly caught / talks about incident where they recused customs crew from plane which crashed whilst checking and photographing their boat / explains why he likes and lives in Tangier

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General view of Tangier; General views of street scenes with few ...

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General view of Tangier; General views of street scenes with few people and children walking around; Western style modern blocks of flats; Geneal views of large English style houses in street

GRAPHIC Old style map showing position of Portugal and Spain; painting of Catherine of Briganza; painting of King Charles II; painting of Samuel Pepys; street name sign on wall - named after Samuel Pepys; modern Western design building with shop on corner

County Club building in English style and cars parked; two polo teams with umpire in the middle riding at a walk towards; umpire on horse throwing in polo ball to start the game; general views of polo match

English pet cemetery with graves and inscriptions; sign for St Andrew's Church and times of services; entrance gates; church building which is a converted mosque;

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Interiors of church with arch in front of altar area; close up plaque in English in memory of a prisoner of war; close up plaque to English woman who married a Muslim leader

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Widlake along holding hand of little Moroccan boy building which is branch of British organisation Cheshire Home for Incurables

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Widlake and boy greeted by nurse then go inside

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Widlake nurse and the boy who is profoundly deaf into bedroom and boy runs and jumps onto bed; General view of bedroom and children in sitting room

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Widlake with President of the Cheshire Home (the present Sherifa of Wazan)

President of the Cheshire Home (the present Sherifa of Wazan) interview SOT
- Explains why she is President of the Home / lot of English people in Tangier who want to help Moroccan children / explains finances

Buildings on wooded hillside outside the city; luxury house with swimming pool, gardens and terraces

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Widlake greeting Jesse Green (elderly English colony resident)

Jesse Green (elderly English colony resident) interview SOT
- Explains when she came to Tangier as a child and what it was like / smugg...

Widlake greeting Jesse Green (elderly English colony resident)

Jesse Green (elderly English colony resident) interview SOT
- Explains when she came to Tangier as a child and what it was like / smuggling time was a good time as it was more interesting / Tangier is more wicked now than it was and explains why / has met interesting smuggler with a charming nature

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Jesse Green interview SOT
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Jesse Green interview SOT
- Feels she is last representative of dying era / does not think of the past / goes back to England every year and finds the teenagers disagreeble and explains why / home discipline is not what it should be and lifestyles have changed

General view of garden; City on hill in background; General views of streets with mosque and other buildings

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Widlake sitting on seat reading 'Morocco Mail' newspaper as young...

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Widlake sitting on seat reading 'Morocco Mail' newspaper as young boy tries to sell him things SOT; Widlake talks with the boy - says he is 12 and has been to school and is now on holiday / learns French and Arabic at school / has learnt English from tourists / is going to be a doctor because they make a lot of money and do not work hard / he sells the goods for his mother / makes money from tourists / talks about television and Charlie Drake

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Reporter buys leather wallet from boy as boy away

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