(1 Sep 2009)
London and Weymouth, Dorset, UK - August 6th, 11th and 12th, 2009
London - August 11th, 2009
1. People watching a traditional Punch and Judy on the beach
2. Cutaway of people watching
3. Wide Punch and Judy show
4. People watching
5. Close up of puppets
6. Wide shot of beach
7. People sitting in deckchairs
9. Children making sandcastles
10. People in tourist information centre
11. Postcards on rack
12. Adrian Parry, accommodation manager, Weymouth and Portland Borough Council, talking to tourists
13. SOUNDBITE: (English) Adrian Parry, accommodation manager, Weymouth and Portland Borough Council:
"We're seeing an increase from countries like Germany, Netherlands and from further afield around the world like America and Australia as well. And it's all helping because they are all coming here to experience what we have to offer - Jurassic Coast, fossil hunting, the seaside itself, Punch and Judy and donkeys. But within the UK the weakness of the pound is actually encouraging the domestic market to stay in this country."
14. Beach and people in sea
15. Set up shot of holidaymaker Joan Tafazolli from Surrey, UK
16. VOXPOP: (English) holidaymaker Joan Tafazolli from Surrey, UK:
"We normally go to Dubai and the currency has gone really down. It used to be 1.7 it's now 1.5. Got three teenagers, even for the flights alone it would cost me an extra hundred pounds each."
17. VOXPOP: (English) holidaymaker Claire Pinnock, from Plymouth,
"We've been to Spain and we've been to America. But now because of the cost of it now, it's cheaper to holiday at home here."
18. Various boats in Weymouth Harbour
19. Set up shot of German tourist Andre Hertzner
20. VOXPOP: (German) Andre Hertzner, from Germany:
"it really helps that the exchange rate from the euro to the pound is so good this year. It's nearly one to one, and therefore it is so much more affordable to take a holiday in the UK, to see the country, and to spend about 14 days here, without it burning a big hole into our holiday fund."
21. Various campsite
22. Gretta Schifano, British holidaymaker, setting up at the campsite
23. VOXPOP: (English) Gretta Schifano, British camper:
"My husband works in banking and because of the credit crunch, we decided to not book anything until the last minute and decided to stay in this country and keep away from the euro because of the exchange rate."
Weymouth, August, 12th
24. Children on swings on beach
25. Wide beach shot
London, August, 6th
26. Tourists travelling on open top bus with Big Ben in the distance
27. Wide shot of the Thames and the London Eye
28. Tourists on bus
29. Exterior of bus
30. Performers on the South Bank
31. Tourists watching
32. Person miming a policeman in mini skirt
33. Wide shot of caf�
34. SOUNDBITE (English) Barbara Gant, American Tourist who lives in Germany
"It makes London affordable again. We still have to put up with the accommodation, but the rest of the city has so much to offer in terms of history, culture, tradition, shows, the latest trends,books, it's just a wonderful experience."
35. Kiosk, Piccadilly Circus
36. Various of tourists shopping in Regent Street
37. Set up shot of Jace Tyrrell, The New West End Company
38. SOUNDBITE: Jace Tyrrell, The New West End Company (English)
"But what we have benefited from very much in the West End is the drop in the pound. It's been its lowest in 20 years. The euro's almost on parity with it and we have seen a massive influx of Europeans, a record number of Europeans coming across."
London - August 6th
39. Woman and girl putting luggage in a London taxi
40. VOXPOP: (French) Samia Elbey:
41. Set up shot of Elliott Frisby, Visit Britain
42. SOUNDBITE: (English) Elliott Frisby, Visit Britain:
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