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Front Page Story 1954 Jack Hawkins, Elizabeth Allan, Eva Bartok, Derek Farr London
Director : Gordon Parry   Production Company : Jay Lewis Productions  Region : LONDON E-G

At the last minute, a determined newspaper editor forsakes a planned vacation with his wife because of a hunch that an important story is about to break.

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Front Page Story - The scene is set before the titles appear, John Grant, editor of a London newspaper, has told his wife that they aren't going on the holiday that they both badly need. Fleet Street in EC4 with the dome of St. Paul's Cathedral and the spire of St Bride's Church penetrating the skyline. Similar views were seen in 'The Long Dark Hall' and 'The Big Job'.
Front Page Story

frpast001. The scene is set before the titles appear, John Grant, editor of a London newspaper, has told his wife that they aren't going on the holiday that they both badly need. Fleet Street in EC4 with the dome of St. Paul's Cathedral and the spire of St Bride's Church penetrating the skyline. Similar views were seen in 'The Long Dark Hall' and 'The Big Job'.

Front Page Story - The shot tilts down to reveal the street itself, lined with newspaper offices. To the top left is Ludgate Circus and the now demolished bridge that carried the railway between Blackfriars and Holborn Viaduct stations.
Front Page Story

frpast002. The shot tilts down to reveal the street itself, lined with newspaper offices. To the top left is Ludgate Circus and the now demolished bridge that carried the railway between Blackfriars and Holborn Viaduct stations.

Front Page Story - A bus pulls up at a stop outside Wine Office Court. Fleet Street has been seen in many productions including 'Sea Wife', 'The Day the Earth Caught Fire', 'Who Done It?' and 'Strange Bedfellows'.
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frpast003. A bus pulls up at a stop outside Wine Office Court. Fleet Street has been seen in many productions including 'Sea Wife', 'The Day the Earth Caught Fire', 'Who Done It?' and 'Strange Bedfellows'.

frpast003n. Showing the Olde Cheshire Cheese lamp still in situ in this shot by Peter.
(Modern Photo Added: 21-02-2017)

Front Page Story - John Grant (Jack Hawkins) steps from the platform. Facing west on Fleet Street with the tower of St Dunstan-in-the-West just visible to the top, right of centre.
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frpast004. John Grant (Jack Hawkins) steps from the platform. Facing west on Fleet Street with the tower of St Dunstan-in-the-West just visible to the top, right of centre.

frpast004n. Peter took this shot with a white van replacing the bus!
(Modern Photo Added: 08-03-2017)

Front Page Story - Passing opposition publications, Grant purposefully heads to work. The offices of the Daily Telegraph provide the backdrop.
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frpast005. Passing opposition publications, Grant purposefully heads to work. The offices of the Daily Telegraph provide the backdrop.

frpast005n. Almost the same in Peter's comparison.
(Modern Photo Added: 21-02-2017)

Front Page Story - The hard working editor glances at the passing traffic as he nears his destination. Fleet Street in London EC4.
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frpast006. The hard working editor glances at the passing traffic as he nears his destination. Fleet Street in London EC4.

frpast006n. Peter provides this modern view of the location.
(Modern Photo Added: 21-02-2017)

Front Page Story - Outside the Liverpool Post & Echo building, Grant turns and strides across the road to the Daily World offices at the studio.
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frpast007. Outside the Liverpool Post & Echo building, Grant turns and strides across the road to the Daily World offices at the studio.

frpast007n. Noting that there's been a little alteration here, Peter took this image.
(Modern Photo Added: 21-02-2017)

Front Page Story - Also at the studio is London Airport, where Dr. Brukmann is arriving from the States.
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frpast008. Also at the studio is London Airport, where Dr. Brukmann is arriving from the States.

Front Page Story - Dr. Brukmann's car takes the atomic scientist to his hotel.
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frpast009. Dr. Brukmann's car takes the atomic scientist to his hotel.

frpast009n. The junction of Bayswater Road and Lancaster Gate in London W2. (PW)
(Modern Photo Added: 14-02-2017)

Front Page Story - Craig (Stephen Vercoe) from Special Branch watches as the car draws up outside the Kingsgate Hotel. Looking across to Barrie House on Lancaster Gate.
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frpast010. Craig (Stephen Vercoe) from Special Branch watches as the car draws up outside the Kingsgate Hotel. Looking across to Barrie House on Lancaster Gate.

frpast010n. The building remains unchanged but parking has increased to spoil the view. (PW)
(Modern Photo Added: 14-02-2017)

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