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ITN Reporting 67: Hyde Park Speakers' Corner

Report on Sunday meetings given by members of the general public at Speakers Corner in Hyde Par, an area where public speaking is allowed. 'Reporting 67' was a series of documentary reports from around the world, produced by ITN News and broadcast on ITV during 1967. Black and White B/W material. Also of interest: ITN Roving Reports ITN Reporting 66

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ENGLAND: London: Hyde Park: Speakers' Corner: EXT Various of speakers orating from soap boxes at Speakers' Corner SOT / General views of people gathering at Speakers' Corner / Various of Jacobus Van Dyne (oldest regular speaker at Hyde Park) along (Van Dyne voice-over heard) SOT / More of speaker orating standing behind sign reading "coloured workers Association" SOT SNOWING Various of group chanting round man holding placard reading "Flee from the wrath to come" SOT ENDS Van Dyne along carrying his soap box as climbs up on it / Close up of speaker's hands gesticulating...

ENGLAND: London: Hyde Park: Speakers' Corner: EXT Various of speakers orating from soap boxes at Speakers' Corner SOT / General views of people gathering at Speakers' Corner / Various of Jacobus Van Dyne (oldest regular speaker at Hyde Park) along (Van Dyne voice-over heard) SOT / More of speaker orating standing behind sign reading "coloured workers Association" SOT SNOWING Various of group chanting round man holding placard reading "Flee from the wrath to come" SOT ENDS Van Dyne along carrying his soap box as climbs up on it / Close up of speaker's hands gesticulating

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* * (Van Dyne voice-over heard) during the following shots SOT * * Young women away towards crowd / Young woman watching Van Dyne speak / Woman wearing mini-skirt stamping her feet with cold / Van Dyne handing out leaflets, money changing hands ENDS Speaker talking to crowd behind notice reading "The Coloured Workers Welfare Association" SOT (some swearing bleeped out) (speaker heard saying "I am not a nigger you know" with response from member of crowd "What are you then?" / Various of people in crowd Second speaker talking to crowd SOT - I hope it is possible that you who are so well-educated and so civilised that you will make it possible for us to discuss in order that we might be understood / I hope that because there are many of you here who have told me "when are you going back to the trees"...Let me remind you that you who so condemn the coloured population, I heard one man say that Ian Smith is right because he was a pilot in the last war / But I was a member of the Roya...

* * (Van Dyne voice-over heard) during the following shots SOT * * Young women away towards crowd / Young woman watching Van Dyne speak / Woman wearing mini-skirt stamping her feet with cold / Van Dyne handing out leaflets, money changing hands ENDS Speaker talking to crowd behind notice reading "The Coloured Workers Welfare Association" SOT (some swearing bleeped out) (speaker heard saying "I am not a nigger you know" with response from member of crowd "What are you then?" / Various of people in crowd Second speaker talking to crowd SOT - I hope it is possible that you who are so well-educated and so civilised that you will make it possible for us to discuss in order that we might be understood / I hope that because there are many of you here who have told me "when are you going back to the trees"...Let me remind you that you who so condemn the coloured population, I heard one man say that Ian Smith is right because he was a pilot in the last war / But I was a member of the Royal Air Force also / What about me? / Don't I count? CUTAWAY Police constable Close up of speaker's soap box with "aims and objectives" painted on the side / Speaker orating from behind sign reading "The universal occult divine order" SOT / Van Dyne shouting SOT / Youth wearing leather jacket with badge reading "I'm dying for it" and quiff hairstyle

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Van Dyne as removes jacket and shirt to expose tattoos to crowd SNOWING Speaker talking to crowd SOT - I would like to ask our friend if he really believes that Mr Wilson (Harold Wilson prime minister) is a hypocrite (Heckler in crowd answers '£15,000 a year') / What do you think he ought to get a year (Heckler in crowd answers 'with the credit squeeze, about £5,000 a year) General view of crowd surrounding speaker / Speaker orating to crowd SOT ENDS * * Van Dyne voice-over heard during the following shots SOT * * General view of Speakers' Corner / Man folds up steps then carries them away John Edwards speaks to one of the oldest regular speakers, Jacobus Van Dyne, about the speakers who appear at Speakers Corner, in Hyde Park, London. Speakers talking about their grievances are shown, with some 'bleeping' of swear words. Speakers are heckled by the crowd and respond to questions. A man shows off his tatoos...

Van Dyne as removes jacket and shirt to expose tattoos to crowd SNOWING Speaker talking to crowd SOT - I would like to ask our friend if he really believes that Mr Wilson (Harold Wilson prime minister) is a hypocrite (Heckler in crowd answers '£15,000 a year') / What do you think he ought to get a year (Heckler in crowd answers 'with the credit squeeze, about £5,000 a year) General view of crowd surrounding speaker / Speaker orating to crowd SOT ENDS * * Van Dyne voice-over heard during the following shots SOT * * General view of Speakers' Corner / Man folds up steps then carries them away John Edwards speaks to one of the oldest regular speakers, Jacobus Van Dyne, about the speakers who appear at Speakers Corner, in Hyde Park, London. Speakers talking about their grievances are shown, with some 'bleeping' of swear words. Speakers are heckled by the crowd and respond to questions. A man shows off his tatoos

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