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ITN Reporting 66: The way to Braybrook Street: the life of Harry Roberts

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Profile of Harry Roberts, a petty criminal who became Britain's most wanted man when he evaded arrest after murdering two policemen in Braybrook Street, Acton, West London, in August 1966.

'Reporting 66' was a series of documentary reports from around the world, produced by ITN News and broadcast on ITV during 1966. Black and White B/W material.

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ENGLAND: London:
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Wanted poster offering £1000 reward for information leading to the capture of Harry Roberts

SEQUENCE interviews with acquaintances and family members SOT

Close up birth certific...

ENGLAND: London:
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Wanted poster offering £1000 reward for information leading to the capture of Harry Roberts

SEQUENCE interviews with acquaintances and family members SOT

Close up birth certificate

Essex: Wanstead:
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George Hotel (public house formerly run by parents of Harry Roberts)

INT
Close up birth certificate

Dorothy Roberts (Mother of Harry Roberts) (face in shadow) interview SOT

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AIR VIEW (AERIAL) train along through countryside
Train along

WALES: Monmouthshire:
Llanbradach station sign on platform
Train pulling into station & passengers disembarking
Children going up alleyw...

AIR VIEW (AERIAL) train along through countryside
Train along

WALES: Monmouthshire:
Llanbradach station sign on platform
Train pulling into station & passengers disembarking
Children going up alleyway between terraced houses
Boys' school
Children outside school

ENGLAND: London:
Schoolboys playing rugby
Saint Joseph's College sign in stone outside school
Boys on playing fields, school building in background

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Dorothy Roberts interview SOT...

Dorothy Roberts interview SOT

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Hampshire: Winchester:
Soldiers from Rifle Brigade marching on parade ground
Rifle Depot sign on barracks fence
Soldiers marching on square...

Hampshire: Winchester:
Soldiers from Rifle Brigade marching on parade ground
Rifle Depot sign on barracks fence
Soldiers marching on square

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AIR VIEW (AERIAL) jungle
Soldiers on jungle patrol...

1950s
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Soldiers on jungle patrol

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ENGLAND: London:
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Len Hardy (Former army colleague of Harry Roberts) interview SOT...

ENGLAND: London:
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Len Hardy (Former army colleague of Harry Roberts) interview SOT

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CUTAWAY tracker leading British army patrol across stream / Malayan tracker with group of soldiers...

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CUTAWAY tracker leading British army patrol across stream / Malayan tracker with group of soldiers

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ENGLAND: London:
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Hardy interview SOT

Dorothy Roberts interview SOT...

ENGLAND: London:
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Hardy interview SOT

Dorothy Roberts interview SOT

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CUTAWAY Jungle road seen from DRIVER POINT OF VIEW (POV)...

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CUTAWAY Jungle road seen from DRIVER POINT OF VIEW (POV)

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ENGLAND: London:
INT
Dorothy Roberts interview SOT

EXT
Augustus Street sign
Block of flats seen from moving vehicle

Manchester (?):
NIGHT
Entrance to 'Boom Boom' casino

INT
Margaret Roberts (Wife ...

ENGLAND: London:
INT
Dorothy Roberts interview SOT

EXT
Augustus Street sign
Block of flats seen from moving vehicle

Manchester (?):
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Entrance to 'Boom Boom' casino

INT
Margaret Roberts (Wife of Harry Roberts) (AKA Mitzi the Pocket Venus) along onto nightclub stage

Margaret Roberts sitting on stool at bar across from reporter

Margaret Roberts (Wife of Harry Roberts) interview SOT

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London: Stoke Newington:
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House where Harry Roberts attacked a widower of 79 - William Gaylard

Tooting:
Exterior shot of Tooting Bec Hospital

INT
Close up William Gaylard in hospital

Manchester:...

London: Stoke Newington:
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House where Harry Roberts attacked a widower of 79 - William Gaylard

Tooting:
Exterior shot of Tooting Bec Hospital

INT
Close up William Gaylard in hospital

Manchester:
Margaret Roberts (Wife of Harry Roberts) interview SOT

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Entrance to 'Boom Boom' casino
Margaret Roberts leaving casino and along street

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Bristol:
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GVs of Horfield prison
Various of workmen bricklaying and using cement mixer

Anonymous Bristol bricklayer (former workmate of Harry Roberts) interview SOT

Somerset: Nr Weston-Super-Mar...

Bristol:
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GVs of Horfield prison
Various of workmen bricklaying and using cement mixer

Anonymous Bristol bricklayer (former workmate of Harry Roberts) interview SOT

Somerset: Nr Weston-Super-Mare: Hutton:
GVs building site where Harry Roberts worked

INT CAR
DRIVER'S POINT OF VIEW (POV) along road past village houses

EXT
GV local petrol station (garage)
Close up unpaid bills in ledger book
GV cars along dual carriageway

INT CAR
DRIVER'S POINT OF VIEW (POV) along dual carriageway

Bristol:
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Wide HIGH ANGLE panoramic shot of Bristol
GV Filton Grove street where Harry Roberts lived
Filton Grove street sign
GVs house where Roberts lived

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Close up invitation to wedding of his landlord's daughter

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Jean and Lorne Richardson (Friends of Harry Roberts) interview SOT...

Jean and Lorne Richardson (Friends of Harry Roberts) interview SOT

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London: Notting Hill: Portobello Road:
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GVs Portobello Road market

Soho:
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GVs Berwick Street
GVS betting shop and strip club
DRIVER'S POINT OF VIEW (POV) through Soho streets

INT
Anony...

London: Notting Hill: Portobello Road:
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GVs Portobello Road market

Soho:
EXT / NIGHT
GVs Berwick Street
GVS betting shop and strip club
DRIVER'S POINT OF VIEW (POV) through Soho streets

INT
Anonymous member of criminal underworld interview SOT
- On what he thought of Harry Roberts as a criminal

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Maida Vale:
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DRIVER'S POINT OF VIEW (POV) along street at Wymering Mansions (home of long-standing friends of Roberts)

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Car driven by reporter parking and close up of registration plate

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Maida Vale:
INT CAR
DRIVER'S POINT OF VIEW (POV) along street at Wymering Mansions (home of long-standing friends of Roberts)

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Car driven by reporter parking and close up of registration plate

INT
Lily Perry (Landlady and friend of Roberts) interview SOT

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Lily Perry interview (continued) SOT

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Police discovering car Roberts used in crime **Perry interview overlaid SOT**

INT
Perry interview (continued) SOT

Acton:
INT CAR
DRIVER'S POINT OF VIEW (POV...

Lily Perry interview (continued) SOT

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Police discovering car Roberts used in crime **Perry interview overlaid SOT**

INT
Perry interview (continued) SOT

Acton:
INT CAR
DRIVER'S POINT OF VIEW (POV) along Braybrook Street

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Close up Braybrook Street street sign on side of house

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