Robert Beatty, Joseph Tomelty, Mervyn Johns, Michael Medwin, Virginia McKenna, Gillian Lind, Ursula Howells, Arthur MaCrae
Director : C.M. Pennington-Richards Production Company : Group 3 Region : LONDON O-Q,SOUTH EAST M-Q
An oracle foretells the next day's racing results to a newspaperman, resulting in a national uproar.
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Also known as 'The Horse's Mouth' (US Title)
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orac001. As thunder rumbles in the distance, a forecast for fine weather during the early morning is broadcast by the BBC. Broadcasting House on Portland Place, London W1.
orac001n. Looks like Peter got there after the rain. (Modern Photo Added: 12-07-2017)
orac002. Contrary to the prediction, the sun shines brightly at midday. The Elizabeth Tower of the Houses of Parliament in SW1.
orac002n. Peter provides this comparison . . . albeit over four hours later! (Modern Photo Added: 23-08-2017)
orac003. The camera tilts down to find a man reading a copy of the Daily Post. Westminster Bridge Road with the the Houses of Parliament in the background.
orac003n. More likely to find someone talking a "selfie" these days......as I kept finding! (RL) (Modern Photo Added: 25-08-2017)
orac004. Cut to an establishing shot of Fleet Street in London EC4.
orac004n. A good ground level match from Peter. (Modern Photo Added: 11-07-2017)
orac005. These are the Fleet Street offices of the film's Daily Post where Timothy Blake works as the obituaries and births editor.
orac006. Deciding to take a bird watching holiday, Timothy heads to the coast for a sailing as part of his journey to Inish Beg, a remote island off the Irish coast.
orac007. The camera pans with the train hauled by 34025 'Whimple', a Southern Railway Merchant Navy class locomotive.
orac008. Local Postmaster Terry Roche (Joseph Tomelty) greets Timothy Blake (Michael Medwin) on the beach where the newspaper man has landed.
orac009. The next sunny day, the Postmaster tells Timothy that it's going to rain as he sets out to see if he can spot a Great White Tailed Sea Eagle.
orac010. Dressed in summer clothes, Timothy walks through the village.