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The Draughtsman's Contract

The Draughtsman's Contract 1982 15

Peter Greenaway became a director of international status with this witty, stylised, erotic country house murder mystery.

118 mins United Kingdom Director. Peter Greenaway

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Mark Kermode introduces Of Time and the City
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Mark Kermode introduces Of Time and the City 2015

Mark Kermode extols the poignancy of Terence Davies’ love letter to his home city of Liverpool.

2 mins United Kingdom Director. Nick Freand Jones

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Of Time and the City

Of Time and the City 2008 12

Brilliantly mixing archive film and music, Liverpool-born director Terence Davies reflects with wit and wisdom on a times of change, for good or ill

77 mins United Kingdom Director. Terence Davies


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My Nazi Legacy

My Nazi Legacy 2015 PG

What if your father was a Nazi? This is the harrowing question raised in David Evans’ thought-provoking documentary.

96 mins United Kingdom Director. David Evans

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By Our Selves

By Our Selves 2015 15

The latest psycho-geographical excursion from Andrew Kötting and Iain Sinclair

83 mins United Kingdom

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Song of the Sea

Song of the Sea 2014 PG

Tomm Moore’s Oscar-nominated animation follows the magical journey of Ben and his sister Saoirse, the last Seal-child.

93 mins Ireland

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People Will Always Need Coal
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People Will Always Need Coal 1975

Deliriously kitsch recruitment ad for the implausibly glamorous world of coalmining.

United Kingdom

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Report on Steel
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Report on Steel 1948

Forging, casting, rolling, pressing, welding - men work around the clock to keep the furnaces ablaze: "steel is wanted everywhere!"

10 mins United Kingdom Director. Michael Orrom

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Titanic Newsreels
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Titanic Newsreels 1912

Very rare footage of the doomed liner in a newsreel released in the aftermath of the disaster.

United Kingdom


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A Most Wanted Man

A Most Wanted Man 2014 15

In one of his final roles, Philip Seymour Hoffman excels as a German spy attempting to recruit Islamic informants, in Anton Corbijn’s sophisticated John le Carré adaptation.

122 mins United Kingdom Director. Anton Corbijn

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Everlasting Love

Everlasting Love 2014 18

A thrilling and disturbing exploration of the perils of illicit sexual encounters, beginning when a teacher initiates a tryst with one of his pupils.

69 mins Spain Director. Marçal Forés

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Brief Encounter

Brief Encounter 1945 PG

Noël Coward’s tale of a love affair, thrillingly played out with tight British reserve.

86 mins United Kingdom Director. David Lean

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Mr. Holmes

Mr. Holmes 2015 PG

Ian McKellen plays the august detective, now a 93-year-old whose principle case is trying to unravel the mysteries of his own past.

100 mins USA Director. Bill Condon

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Murder in the Cathedral

Murder in the Cathedral 1952 PG

Powerful adaptation of TS Eliot's classic verse drama recounting the clash between King Henry II and Archbishop of Canterbury, Thomas Becket.

114 mins United Kingdom Director. George Hoellering

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Man Up

Man Up 2014 15

Simon Pegg’s date is hijacked by Lake Bell in this effervescent urban comedy, a fresh twist on the British rom-com.

88 mins France Director. Ben Palmer

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Soft Lad

Soft Lad 2015 15

22-year-old David has a shameful secret: he’s been sleeping with his sister’s husband. Leon Lopez’s indie gay drama details the fallout.

87 mins United Kingdom Director. Leon Lopez

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The New Girlfriend

The New Girlfriend 2014 15

Ruth Rendell provides the source novel for this delicious tale of deception and identity, from the master of mischievous melodrama, François Ozon.

108 mins France Director. François Ozon

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Wild Tales

Wild Tales 2014 15

This Oscar-nominated, Almodóvar-produced anthology of six tales of ordinary madness is the most riotously enjoyable portmanteau film since Pulp Fiction.

122 mins Director. Damian Szifron

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Fulboy 2015 15

This deeply intimate portrait of an Argentine football club is a forensic, fetishistic expose of soccer’s clandestine dressing-room culture.

82 mins United Kingdom Director. Martin Farina

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Dead End Lads

Dead End Lads 1972

ATV documentary from 1972 looking at the issue of youth unemployment in Liverpool, in which teenagers dramatise their future.

45 mins United Kingdom Director. John Goldschmidt

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Theeb 2013 15

In 1916, a British soldier and two Bedouin boys embark on a treacherous journey across the desert, in this stunningly shot Arabian western.

100 mins Jordan Director. Naji Abu Nowar

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Douglas Harbour Paddle Steamer
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Douglas Harbour Paddle Steamer 1902

Welcoming crowds greet the arrival of a steamer to the Isle of Man, seen from a stunning perspective on deck.

2 mins United Kingdom

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Yachting in Kircubbin
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Yachting in Kircubbin 1963

Onlookers and officials watch as a variety of yachts race through the waters of Strangford Lough, on the banks of Kircubbin.

3 mins Northern Ireland

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Britain On Film Trailer
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Britain On Film Trailer 2015

1,000s of beautifully preserved films, capturing 120 years of Britain on Film

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Bias on the Bowlers
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Bias on the Bowlers 1960

A jovial 1960s bowler targets the unique and charmingly individual bowling styles of his playing peers at a club in Colinton, a small town near Edinburgh, in this playful comedy.

3 mins Scotland

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Westland Glimpses
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Westland Glimpses 1930

A stencil-coloured journey through gorgeous gorges, picturesque villages and spa town pomp in this West Country travelogue made circa 1930.

8 mins United Kingdom

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Angling in Northern Ireland
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Angling in Northern Ireland 1959

Fishermen indulge their passion for deep sea and river bank angling.

12 mins Northern Ireland


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Mining Review 6th Year No. 1
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Mining Review 6th Year No. 1 1952

This compendium of colliery tales includes miners enjoying a Butlins holiday, a round of golf at Gleneagles and a visit to a film set.

10 mins United Kingdom Director. Basil Somner, J.D. Chambers, John Shaw-jones

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Campaign to Organise the General Strike 1984

Young Socialists take the lead in the struggle against the "Tory dictatorship" led by Margaret Thatcher.

30 mins United Kingdom

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"Spot the Stars"
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"Spot the Stars" 1930

Ardent film fans could win a thousand pounds in this Daily Mail competition by naming screen actors in current releases.

United Kingdom

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Baby 2000 15

A teenager (Ben Whishaw) pays a sexually charged visit to the swimming pool.

11 mins United Kingdom Director. Wiz

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China Today
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China Today 1936

An epic amateur travelogue of eastern China on the cusp of Japanese invasion, filmed by British writer Lady Dorothea Hosie.

44 mins United Kingdom

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Little Pippin
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Little Pippin 1915

An abandoned baby girl is found in an apple barrel and adopted by a humble grocer in this sentimental wartime fiction.

United Kingdom Director. G.P. Huntley

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View The Thing
The Thing

The Thing 1982 18

Twelve men at an Antarctic research station battle a shape-shifting alien that hides in human form, in John Carpenter’s ground-breaking sci-fi horror.

109 mins USA

View The Man in Grey
The Man in Grey

The Man in Grey 1943

James Mason, Margaret Lockwood and Stewart Granger star in the first of the fantastically successful Gainsborough melodramas.

116 mins United Kingdom Director. Leslie Arliss

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White God

White God 2014 15

Winner of the Un Certain Regard prize at Cannes, a bold and visceral tale of canine uprising.

120 mins Hungary Director. Kornél Mundruczó

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Scrubbers 1982 15

The borstal drama – billed as the female Scum – features Amanda York and Kathy Burke as inmates of a ruthless women’s prison.

93 mins United Kingdom Director. Mai Zetterling

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The Raging Moon

The Raging Moon 1970 PG

Sensitive and ground-breaking romance between a wheelchair-bound couple played by Malcolm McDowell and Nanette Newman.

111 mins United Kingdom Director. Bryan Forbes

View Betty Blue
Betty Blue

Betty Blue 1986 18

Jean-Jacques Beineix’s story of a volatile, highly sexual relationship was one of the most successful French films of the 1980s.

177 mins France Director. Jean-Jacques Beineix


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