- Title: FILM5BG
Documentary all about the Prudential Insurance Company its history aimed at recruitment showing the company thoughout the previous century.
Reconstruction of insurance man writing letter with quill, picture of the new central offices in Holborn ( the outstanding red brick Victorian gothic building)
c VS of the prudential head quarters in Holborn.
INT scenes of the offices in the 70s, harassed retirement age homeowner in cockney accent talking to pension saleswoman, with very naughty grandchild playing up. Mr Jackson gives his details so an advisor will call around in the evening
Flashback to insurance clerks in Victorian times making deals and writing with quills, Talk about the Tay bridge disaster,
Modern offices again, woman clerk talks to client, very friendly and sympathetically, funny story why client is claiming insurance - women at work in the 1970s Flashback -reconstruction women at work in Victorian times.
Seventies - works canteen, young office workers,
reconstruction - Victorians installing light bulb in premises, one two three -
1970s - looking at supermarket development plans, planner talks about the new plans, cockney woman cleaning company sports trophies. hair up. talks with security man about how energetic the employees are.
Costume drama insert - young man runs though office shouting something big celebrations dancing in offices,
1970s, TS Stock market scenes trading floor, banks of phones, and Prudential investor making deals.
costume drama - woman can't afford her contributions
More office scenes.
Reconstruction twenties. new typewriter in office
Typing pool very good scenes, women labouring away on electric typewriters, VS computers tape turning, and early computer scenes
Working in library - woman taking exams , 1920s - employee has opportunity to work all over the world, you can be in Australia in four weeks (!)
1970s - jet travel, international insurance for jet set travellers, women typing letter dictated over the phone to overseas office.
World War One / WW1 troop reconstruction - conscription employees going to the front, signed up young man gives letter to his boss to give to female employee, and off go the young men. Offices with sandbags, Archive clips WW1 world war one bunkers, with radiator (!)
seventies typing pool , Tay bridge,
Compilation of successes of the seventies - brides.
Pan along all the employees in the film - no actors were used
00:18:40-00:19:00 COLOUR FOOTAGE OF BLITZ 1942 intercut with reconstruction footage. Burning buildings, fire fighters at work etc.
- Keywords:UK, INSURANCE INDUSTRY, OFFICE WORKERS, LONDON, SELLING INSURANCE DOOR TO DOOR
- Master Title:FILM5BG