'UNCLE' WILLIE MERILEES ChIEf Constable, Lothian & Borders POLICE

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Title: 'UNCLE' WILLIE MERILEES ChIEf Constable, Lothian & Borders POLICE

Reference number: T0323

Date: 1968 *

Production company: Scottish Television

Sound: sound

Original format: 16mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 10.20 mins

Description: Chief Constable of Lothian and Borders Police "Uncle Willie" Merrilees visiting a children's home where the children entertain him with singing, dancing and displaying their toys.

See also refs T0323 and 6369 for footage of William Merrilees.

Shotlist: No credits. Two men come out of Lothian & Borders Police Headquarters building and get into a police car which then drives off (0.47); The car arrives on the drive of a large house where welcoming party of children await the arrival of "Uncle Willie" and present him with a bouquet of flowers at the door (1.40); Inside the house (Dunforth children's home?) children take "Uncle Willie" upstairs to their dormitory where girls show off their dolls and the boys show him their teddy bears and model aeroplanes (3.27); Children sing "Ye Canny Shove Yer Grannie Off A Bus" (3.57); Children run into dining room; say grace before being served. (4.51); two girls walk into another room; sing a "Il est ne, le divin Enfant" (5.17); Boys show off a model catamaran (5.35); Children run downstairs and through the front door (5.56); Inside again, some of the children attempt a sword dance using two broom handles, others play with a Labrador, while others sit nearby and watch (8.23); Children run upstairs (8.37); Trims (9.27); shots of "Uncle Willie" leaving again in the police car. (10.20).