Panorama [03/11/1958] (1958)

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Synopsis

COTTON - George Scott reports on the closing down of two cotton mills in the town of Reddish, near Stockport, Lancashire. This is followed by a studio discussion about the problems of Britain's cotton industry between George Scott and Conservative MP Sir Toby Low and Labour MP Harold Lover, both of whom have constituencies in the North in traditional cotton industry areas.

HIRE PURCHASE - looks at the financiers side of hire purchase with Woodrow Wyatt questioning J. Gibson Jarvie, Chairman of the United Dominions Trust.

BLITZKRIEG - an extract from the German film "Blitzkrieg" is shown, followed by a discussion between John Freeman and Terence Prittie (the Manchester Guardian's German correspondent) and Dr Christo Gheneff (producer of the film).

COVENT GARDEN - film report from Francis Williams in which he talks to people queuing outside the Royal Opera House at Covent Garden, London, about whether opera and opera houses should be subsidised by non-opera goers, as well as to some of the nearby market porters.

SHAVING - a brief film sequence, with actors, on the act of shaving.

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