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ITN Roving Report: Welcome Winter

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'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.

Report from Norway on how they celebrate Christmas, how they cope with the extreme cold in winter, and how cross country skiing is becoming the most popular form of the sport for the young.

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Reporter:Robert Tyrrell
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ENGLAND: London...

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ENGLAND: London: Trafalgar Square:
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TITLE SEQUENCE Christmas Tree given to London by Norway, in Trafalgar Square

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Norwegian children in woolly hats and thick jumpers,...

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Norwegian children in woolly hats and thick jumpers, standing in the snow in woods in front of tree trunk from which Trafalgar Square fir tree felled, holding hands and singing song especially for Roving Report SOT

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Lumberjacks chopping down trees in forest, including tall fir tree falling, close up chain saw cutting through trunk, tree trunk knocked down from snow covered pile...

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Paper production machinery working in paper mill including close up of wheels and blades turning...

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Paper production machinery working in paper mill including close up of wheels and blades turning

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Large dynamos being driven by water-power in hydro-electric power station

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Large dynamos being driven by water-power in hydro-electric power station

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System of wires and pylons outside electricity plant

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Old Norwegian man looking at view over fjords and mountains...

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Oslo:
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Viking long boat 'Oseberg' on display in the Viking Shi...

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Viking long boat 'Oseberg' on display in the Viking Ship Museum:
Kon Tiki raft on display in the Kon Tiki Museum:

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Rigging and masts of sailing ship

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Fishing boat moored at quayside as fisherman selling fish to peop...

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Fishing boat moored at quayside as fisherman selling fish to people, bag filled with prawns and given to woman
Ship being built; freighter by dockside (vessel in harbour)
High angle view of docks and Oslo coastline

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Snowy city centre garden square and bare trees
Christmas decorati...

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Snowy city centre garden square and bare trees
Christmas decorations in main shopping street including Christmas Elf Nisse (Norway's Father Christmas) face on building
Shop windows including baubles, tinsel, snow-covered models, gifts Traditional Norwegian Christmas traditions of pagan origin including sign for 'God Jul', hanging sheaves of corn and models of Christmas elf Nisse in shop windows, including one kissing

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Table full of festive food (Julebord - Christmas version of S...

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Table full of festive food (Julebord - Christmas version of Smorgasbord - Norwegian Christmas dinner feast) offered as 'all you can eat' buffet in restaurant including pigs head and chefs working, including placing vodka bottle in cylindrical cannon ice sculpture
High angle view of dinner guests queueing up to fill their plates
Table centrepiece model of Christmas Elf Nisse beside candle

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Marta Nordheim (Norwegian storyteller) (wearing national dress an...

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Marta Nordheim (Norwegian storyteller) (wearing national dress and holding piano accordion) to camera explaining Christmas Elf Nisse story then singing song with accordion accompaniment SOT as seated in front of burning logs in open fire and traditional wall hanging rug

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City at Christmas time including Christmas Tree decorated wit...

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City at Christmas time including Christmas Tree decorated with lights on it in park square, churches, hundreds of people ice skating on large frozen lake

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clock tower with time showing 3.45pm (almost dark)

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Street with illuminated shop, street lights, tram and traffic along;

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Main shopping street; seen through window and Christmas lights strung across road TRACK

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Setre (Setra) family Christmas preparations in the home: Woma...

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Setre (Setra) family Christmas preparations in the home: Woman in white apron and cap (kerchief) working in kitchen as man comes in carrying Christmas Tree, woman cutting out biscuits, putting them on baking tray and into oven, man and little girl in sitting room decorating Christmas Tree with tinsel, fir cones, miniature paper Norwegian flags and candles
Mother bringing in and offering tray of refreshments (different kinds of cookies) and sitting down
Mrs Setre interview SOT
- Describes seven varieties of Norwegian Christmas cake served to guests and known as 'in and out cakes'
Mr Setre interview SOT
- Explains significance of their straw goat and its legend
Hand holding match as lighting candle

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Near Oslo:
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Half lit woodland landscape: snow on ground, fir trees and frozen lake, icicles hanging off roof, old wooden house with turf on roof for insulation, modern houses...

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Half lit woodland landscape: snow on ground, fir trees and frozen lake, icicles hanging off roof, old wooden house with turf on roof for insulation, modern houses

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Oslo:
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Families along shopping stre...

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Families along shopping street, including children in knitwear and woolly hats, mother in fur-trimmed coat, teenagers wearing duffel coats, ski pants and boots, uniformed men in warm uniforms and sturdy boots and little girl wearing reindeer-fur coat and hood

Rural Norway:
Women demonstrating winter ski-ing, apres-ski and street fashions for women including fur-lined lace-up boots, stretch gabardine ski pants, traditional patterned Norwegian sweaters, knickerbockers, white felt boots, sealskin boots, mongolian lamb fur poncho cape and persian lamb coat trimmed with mink

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Snow-covered landscape including snow covered conifers and track ...

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Snow-covered landscape including snow covered conifers and track between them and thick snow on trees

Oslo city centre:
Machine hacking away at frozen snow in street and snow into back of lorries from chutes then lorry tipping the snow into harbour including machine prongs turning and hacking at snow

Rural Norway:
Snow blown out of chute onto ground beside road; two cars facing each other on single-track snow covered road with big snow drifts on either sideas one reverses
Men using shovels to dig snow from around house, cars away along between banks of snow

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View through windscreen of snow covered road as along with fir trees on other side

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Exhibits in museum including old wooden skis, as old as 2500 years old, and 4000-year-old rock carving of person on skis

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Children, wearing woolly hats and jumpers, learning to ski on ski school nursery slope as most falling over

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Tomm Murstad (Instructor) teaching them exercises, including bending their knees and jumping into a stride, twisting from side to side, then skiing through instructors legs and instructor ski-ing down...

Tomm Murstad (Instructor) teaching them exercises, including bending their knees and jumping into a stride, twisting from side to side, then skiing through instructors legs and instructor ski-ing down slalom slope
Tommy Murstad (Ski instructor) interview SOT

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Oslo citizens (wearing ski wear) down steps to Oslo T-bane underg...

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Oslo citizens (wearing ski wear) down steps to Oslo T-bane underground railway at Holmenkolbanen station carrying skis then crowding onto train

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Weekend ski passengers standing in crowded train and view through window of passengers on station platform TRACK

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Skiers running along platform and boarding train

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Norwegian countryside and rail track seen through windows of train TRACK as passengers look out of window

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Train pulls up at station and passengers alighting
Skiers cross-country ski-ing
Voluntary first aiders helping injured skier onto sledge pulled by husky dogs
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