Film: 8264

Social History | 1950 | Sound | B/W


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One of a series about backbench Member's of Parliament. This concentrates on Robert Mellish M.P. in office and his interest in the Criminal Justice system. An example of wrongful conviction following an identity parade is given. Bob Mellish, M.P. Docks scenes in London, loading "The Princess Victoria". Public house. Man in pub talks of victim. M.P. talks about identity parade. More men in the pub. Lady from Council of Civil Liberty on appeal process. More streets, Poverley Tea Rooms, the Albion Pub, the Neptune Pub, Bricklayers Pub, Adam and Eve Pub, The Ship Pub, (Pubs in Bermondsey, South London). Some good street scenes of London in late 1950's. Pub interiors. McGraw talks about his case. Legal and judicial system at work in Britain. Member of Parliament's constituency business.

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