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ITN Roving Report: Malta Overcrowded Island

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Report on Malta which is overpopulated and underdeveloped. Unemployment and economic uncertainty as well as doubts about the political future have caused many Maltese people to emigrate to try to find a better life. The current Prime Minister want...

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Reporter:Tom St John Barry
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Island of Malta with moored warships

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Tom St John Barry introduction as speaking to camera SOT

General views along streets in town centre, older woman wearing black along, few people up and down steep steps between buildings

Priest putting loaf of bread into box on handcart and pushes it along

People along in busy street

Woman selling cloth from handcart

General views more people along street including priest in round hat

Young children out of school, religious statue on wall, more children out of school towards and past

Older men standing chatting in street, younger men sitting on ground by building

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Town buildings over almost empty street

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Town buildings over almost empty street

Woman sitting outside making lace with girls watching them, includes bobbins moved

Man along on donkey cart

Trotting horse along pulling small cart with two men sitting on it away down empty street

VW dormobile van down past buildings and along road with rocky landscape in background

General view of rocky landscape with large church, more general views of landscape with stone walls round fields

Few people working on crop in field by hand, including women working

Skinny horse driven by man as pulling rock weighing down small frame as tilling poor stoney soil

Rocky landscape with windpump turning

Small water reservoir tank and primitive aquaduct leading to fields

General view landscape including sea and beach

Fishermen on beach some working on nets, man mending net

Fisherman along carrying two empty bulbous shaped nets for catching prawns

Small motorised boat along with fisherman holding the prawn nets, boat away across sea

Poster for booking passages to Canada and Australia

Large liner 'Roma' moored at dockside with crowds on quay below

General views people boarding ship

People waving from deck, crowds on quayside waving

People waving as ship leaving and hooting

Tom St John Barry speaking to camera SOT

Sign on top of wall 'Malta Demands Independence', sign 'British Get Out'

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Official building

Maltese Prime Minister Giorgio Borg Olivier in...

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Maltese Prime Minister Giorgio Borg Olivier interview SOT
- Malta wants independence within the Commonwealth

More anti-British signs

Deputy Opposition Leader (Labour) interview SOT
- says Malta future is independence / does not exclude the Commonwealth so long as it is their friend

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Miss Mabel Strickland (sole member in Parliament of the Progressive Constitutionalists who says future for Malta lies with partnership with Britain) interview
- Malta has to change economic thinking / either there is independence or there is not

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General view Valletta including harbour area

Barriera Wharf

Moored warship by dockyard

Baileys company flag flying over dockyard leased to them by the British, information board on commercial ships in docks

Large ship in dock

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General views dry dock under construction, men working handling materials and using equipment

Views of Malta from the sea

Three little boys hand in hand along narrow strip of beach between sea and w...

General views dry dock under construction, men working handling materials and using equipment

Views of Malta from the sea

Three little boys hand in hand along narrow strip of beach between sea and wall

People under trees in town square around stalls

Statue of Jesus, two men standing talking to priest, front of church, few people down narrow alleyway between buildings

View of town and other areas partly in countryside

Small boat along with prawn nets with town in background

Sign for 'Mdina' the ancient capital

Two young women visitors along past priest walking along with umbrella, girls get into an open carriage, horse in harness and driver gets up in front and drives away as warning bell sounds

View from carriage as along narrow bridge over moat

Carriage towards through ancient gateway and two girls inside pointing and looking

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Windows in old building, two girls in carriage looking

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Windows in old building, two girls in carriage looking

Carriage past old building with shutters and pulls round and stops and the girls get out and greet Tom St John Barry

Stone clock on cathedral wall

Interview Maltese girl SOT
- Talks about Maltese language, explains it origins and development - includes street names in Maltese and English

Waves gently washing onto sandy beach by seawall

Fishermen by their boat, another boat along by shoreline past buildings

General view of sea and beach, man and two women sitting in deckchairs on beach, woman in swimsuit walking along edge of sea

The two women visitors along and looking at tree as one picks orange from branch

Sign saying any person caught picking fruit will be prosecuted

Reporter walking towards ruins of Hagar Qim, general views of ruins

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Part of town with roundabout and large fountain in the centre

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Part of town with roundabout and large fountain in the centre

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Church of St Mary with the third largest unsupported dome in the World

House where Napoleon stayed which is now a post office, with plaque and post boxes on wall

General view of town

General views of men working on large blocks of stone for building work

View of town with large church

Boys kicking ball around in courtyard

Steep steps on hill between buildings with a few people up and down them, narrow alley with mini car parked

Close up buildings on one side, close up sign for Mae West English Bar, various other signs for bars and cheap hotels

Hotel under construction

VW dormobile van along and past as into industrial area

Sign for Industrial Development

General views new factory buildings

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Factory floor with women sitting working at machines making baby clothes

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Interview with resident New Zealand girl SOT
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Interview with resident New Zealand girl SOT
- says she has lived in Malta for 4 years / life is pleasant here / it is a nice island but will not stay

Official building

Light traffic along town road

General view of buildings and harbour

Tom St John Barry speaking to camera ending report

General view harbour with moored warships

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