The British Film Institute presents the best global cinema on-demand:
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360 (Q&A) 2011

Enlightening interview in which City of God director Fernando Meirelles and Rush screenwriter Peter Morgan talk about their international drama, 360.

United Kingdom

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Timbuktu (Q&A) 2014

The director of Academy Award-nominated Timbuktu talks about his personal connection to the true story of quite rebellion against religious extremism.

23 mins United Kingdom

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Accrington Catholic Procession 1912

Filmed record of a local parade crammed with detail and charm.

5 mins United Kingdom

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Accrington Parade (1901) 1901

Marching bands and local volunteers fill the streets of the Lancashire town.

3 mins United Kingdom

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Albert Quay in Cork 1902

A visit to Edwardian Cork captures the docks on an unusually quiet Sunday.

1 mins United Kingdom

View Al Burnett interview with Bernard Braden
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Al Burnett interview with Bernard Braden 1967

An interview with Al Burnett, the owner of several clubs in Soho and Picadilly conducted by the broadcaster Bernard Braden.

17 mins United Kingdom

View Alejandro González Iñárritu (Masterclass)
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Alejandro González Iñárritu (Masterclass) 2010

Director of Amores Perros, 21 Grams and Biutiful offers insight into his work, his approach and his technical excellence.

66 mins United Kingdom

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Alexander Payne (Screen Talk) 2011

In a revealing and occasionally barbed interview, Payne reviews his career, its unifying themes and his unique approach to crafting a story.

United Kingdom

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Alexandre Desplat (Masterclass) 2011

Over 30 years and 150 projects, the composer shares, with humour and passion, the intricacies of making film music.

United Kingdom

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Alice Cooper on Whatever Happened To Baby Jane 2014

One of cinema's more unlikely stories, Alice Cooper recalls living next door to a genuine legend, and using one of her films to kickstart his career.

United Kingdom

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Allied Reinforcements 1927

Allied forces vigorously parade their strength in China's commercial capital in a bid to protect European interests.

1 mins United Kingdom

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An All-round Athlete
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An All-round Athlete 1914

Swimming champion Walter Brickett enters the record books with an incredible feat of physical endurance.

1 mins United Kingdom

View Ambush II at Eyrefield Lodge, The Curragh
Ambush II at Eyrefield Lodge, The Curragh
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Ambush II at Eyrefield Lodge, The Curragh 1902

The King's racehorse and 1900 Grand National winner at home with his trainer in County Kildare.

5 mins United Kingdom

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Amelia and the Angel 1958 U

A young angel scours London for her wings in this tender short by the young Ken Russell.

25 mins United Kingdom

View Amos & Smith Boiler Works, Hull
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Amos & Smith Boiler Works, Hull 1900

Bicycles and broomsticks at the ready as workers finish shift at a marine engineering works in Victorian Hull.

1 mins United Kingdom

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The Angels' Share (Q&A) 2012

Brannigan and writer Paul Laverty to explain their Scottish crime caper.

United Kingdom

View Ann Hui discusses A Simple Life (Q&A)
Ann Hui discusses A Simple Life (Q&A)
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Ann Hui discusses A Simple Life (Q&A) 2014

Director Ann Hui discusses her film - A Simple Life - with Tony Rayns, and looks back on her career.

17 mins United Kingdom

View Armley and Wortley Carnival
Armley and Wortley Carnival
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Armley and Wortley Carnival 1904

The carnival comes to Leeds and a new Rose Queen is crowned.

3 mins United Kingdom

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Army Cross Country
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Army Cross Country 1914

Private Daly of the Connaught Rangers triumphs in the Aldershot Command annual cross country race, months before the outbreak of WWI.

1 mins United Kingdom

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Around the New Territories - Hong Kong
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Around the New Territories - Hong Kong 1938

The famous island is only part of Hong Kong, as this intrepid amateur explorer-cum-filmmaker reveals in this intriguing travelogue.

13 mins United Kingdom

View Arthur Mold Bowling to A.N. Hornby
Arthur Mold Bowling to A.N. Hornby
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Arthur Mold Bowling to A.N. Hornby 1901

Did he bowl or did he throw? A fascinating record of an early cricketing controversy.

2 mins United Kingdom

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Artillery at Alost 1914

Belgium's defiance in the face of German occupation is poignantly captured in one long take.

1 mins United Kingdom

View At Home in Shanghai and a Trip to Hong Kong
At Home in Shanghai and a Trip to Hong Kong
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At Home in Shanghai and a Trip to Hong Kong 1928

Chinese junks and British battleships appear together in this film depicting the 1928 Armistice Day in Hong Kong.

3 mins United Kingdom

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Attack on Antwerp 1914

Belgian infantry and artillery defend Antwerp against the besieging German army in an early battle of World War I.

1 mins United Kingdom

View Hugh Porter Interview
Hugh Porter Interview
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Hugh Porter Interview 1970

A tough training regime for a cycling world champion. Although it helps that he goes home to a fellow Olympian.

6 mins United Kingdom

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Chinese New Year 1981

The reigning Miss Chinatown joins the traditional celebrations to mark the year of the Cockerel on a chilly February day in Birmingham.

1 mins United Kingdom

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Bicycle Collection 1976

Bone shakers, penny farthings and other antique cycles live on in Warwickshire rural retreat.

6 mins United Kingdom

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Chinese Restaurants 1965

From the House of Liang Nam to the Kam Ling Bamboo Rooms: the pioneers who made the long journey from Hong Kong to bring Chinese food to Birmingham.

7 mins United Kingdom

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Cycling Stunt Man 1974

Gloucester's answer to Evel Knievel may not be able to afford a motorbike but he won't let that deter him...

2 mins United Kingdom

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Nottingham: Cycle City 1973

Can Nottingham become another Amsterdam? A visit to the city where cyclists and pedestrians are living in harmony.

6 mins United Kingdom

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Trick Cyclist Alf Tabb 1972

Could you ride one of Alf Tabb's tiny home made bicycles? £5 says you can't.

6 mins United Kingdom

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Chinese Restaurants 1967

Will a dispute between China and Britain over Hong Kong harm sales in Birmingham's busy Chinese restaurants?

2 mins United Kingdom

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Audley Range School, Blackburn
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Audley Range School, Blackburn 1905

Lancashire children perform physical education exercises in (almost) perfect unison.

1 mins United Kingdom

View The Austrian Tragedy
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The Austrian Tragedy 1914

A muted newsreel tribute to Austria's Archduke Franz Ferdinand - victim of an assassin's bullet in an event that would soon take Europe to war.

2 mins United Kingdom

View BAFTA and BFI Screenwriter Lecture: Richard Curtis
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BAFTA and BFI Screenwriter Lecture: Richard Curtis 2013

The writer-director discusses how he made Four Weddings and a Funeral (1993), Notting Hill (1999) and Bridget Jones’s Diary (2001).

35 mins United Kingdom

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BAFTA and BFI Screenwriter Lecture: Susannah Grant 2013

Screenwriter Susannah Grant talks about her Oscar-nominated script for Erin Brockovich, writing her first script as nine-year-old and her influences.

25 mins United Kingdom

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Screenwriters' Lectures: Charlie Kaufman 2011

The art of failure championed by the writer of Adaptation, Being John Malkovich and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.

United Kingdom

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Screenwriters' Lectures: Frank Cottrell Boyce 2011

Disney, despair, suspense and persistence, all promoted by the writer of 24-Hour Party People and the London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony.

United Kingdom

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Lincoln Wallen Masterclass 2014

The DreamWorks technology chief presents a masterclass on innovative animation alongside How to Train Your Dragon director Dean DeBlois.

United Kingdom

View Balloon Accident at St Cloud
Balloon Accident at St Cloud
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Balloon Accident at St Cloud 1914

An aeronautical accident is caught on camera at a Parisian 'Aéro-Parc'.

1 mins United Kingdom

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Battletruck (Q&A) 2012

Sci-fi curio reappraised with help from its director, Harvey Cokeliss, who shares the familiar litany of luck and courage that got it made.

United Kingdom

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Beasts of the Southern Wild (Q&A) 2012

Benh Zeitlin and Quvenzhané Wallis show an easy rapport as they recall the ups and downs of making legends in the Southern Delta.

United Kingdom

View Beijing - Coal Hill Street Scenes and the Forbidden City
Beijing - Coal Hill Street Scenes and the Forbidden City
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Beijing - Coal Hill Street Scenes and the Forbidden City 1938

This delightful colour film features Beijing's Forbidden City, the Summer and Winter palaces as well as parks, processions, a drama school and a Chinese picnic.

15 mins United Kingdom

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Beijing - Palaces and Temples 1938

Gates, palaces and temples all feature in this rare colour film from 1938 filmed mainly in the seemingly empty grounds of Beijing's Forbidden City.

4 mins United Kingdom

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Beyond the Hills Introduction 2012

Director Cristian Mungiu discusses Beyond the Hills, an intensely affecting love story that cements his reputation as one of world cinema’s modern masters, with Sight & Sound editor Nick James.

13 mins United Kingdom

View BFI Flare: London LGBT Film Festival launch 2014
BFI Flare: London LGBT Film Festival launch 2014
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BFI Flare: London LGBT Film Festival launch 2014 2014

Clare Stewart discusses the 2014 BFI Flare: London LGBT Film Festival programme, including opening and closing night films Lilting and 52 Tuesdays.

4 mins United Kingdom

View Birmingham University Procession on Degree Day
Birmingham University Procession on Degree Day
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Birmingham University Procession on Degree Day 1901

Female graduates and gents sporting spectacular Edwardian whiskers take part in Birmingham’s first Degree Day ceremony.

8 mins United Kingdom

View Blackburn Plant Growing Competition
Blackburn Plant Growing Competition
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Blackburn Plant Growing Competition 1905

Green-fingered Edwardian youngsters strike it lucky in Blackburn’s Corporation Park.

3 mins United Kingdom

View Blackburn Rovers v Aston Villa
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Blackburn Rovers v Aston Villa 1904

The entry of the teams and action from both halves of an Edwardian football game at Ewood Park.

1 mins United Kingdom

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Blackburn Rovers v Sheffield United
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Blackburn Rovers v Sheffield United 1907

An Edwardian First Division football match played at Blackburn's Ewood Park Stadium.

2 mins United Kingdom

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Blackburn v... 1904

Blackburn Rovers play at home at Ewood Park to an unidentified team in an Edwardian football fixture.

1 mins United Kingdom

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Blackpool North Pier
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Blackpool North Pier 1902

Edwardian holidaymakers throng to the attractions at Lancashire's premier seaside resort.

2 mins United Kingdom

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Blackpool Promenade Extension 1905

Edwardian holidaymakers stroll along the seafront as work continues on Blackpool's new promenade.

2 mins United Kingdom

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Bolton Football 2 1900

Spectral images of a football match at Bolton's Burnden Park.

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Bolton v Burton United (c.1904) 1904

Bolton Wanderers overpower the shortlived Burton United at Burnden Park under rainy skies.

1 mins United Kingdom

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A Boy Goes Cycling
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A Boy Goes Cycling 1963

Pedal power saves a dad's day in this colourful cycling safety film set in a sunny 60s South East London.

15 mins United Kingdom

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Boys' Brigade Review at Racecourse
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Boys' Brigade Review at Racecourse 1902

Nurses and soldiers parade for crowds and the camera, with the boys' brigade marching past.

4 mins United Kingdom

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Bradford City v Gainsborough Trinity 1903

Bradford City's first ever home league game after switching from rugby to football in 1903.

United Kingdom

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British Cinema Breaking with Convention
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British Cinema Breaking with Convention 2010

Jonathan Romney and a panel of directors defend the unorthodox and original in modern British cinema.

29 mins United Kingdom

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Bronco Bullfrog (Q&A) 2014

Rediscovered and respected afresh, this 1970 drama of east end Suedeheads is remembered by its director, Barney Platts-Mills.

United Kingdom

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Burnley Football 1903

A large and lively crowd watches an Edwardian Second Division football match at Burnley's Turf Moor ground.

1 mins United Kingdom

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Burnley v Manchester United 1902

First-ever footage of Manchester United in a tense Edwardian football fixture.

2 mins United Kingdom

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Buxton Skyline 1901

A striking panorama of the Peak District town and its magnificent Georgian Crescent.

2 mins United Kingdom

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Buxton Well Dressing
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Buxton Well Dressing 1904

A lavish bioscope show, maypole dancing and decorated wells in Edwardian Derbyshire.

7 mins United Kingdom

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Bypass (Q)&A
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Bypass (Q)&A 2014

Duane Hopkins (Better Things, 2008) discusses his social-realist thriller about life on a council estate and avoiding the clichés of ‘broken Britain’.

13 mins United Kingdom

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Calisthenics 1900

A truly impressive exhibition of calisthenics from two teams of girls - perhaps an early talent contest?

7 mins United Kingdom

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Carnival Processions in Birkenhead 1902

May Queens and drag queens, cadets and clowns: thousands turn out for an Edwardian fundraiser in the Merseyside town.

3 mins United Kingdom

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The Falling (Q&A)
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The Falling (Q&A) 2014

The director and actor join fellow cast members Florence Pugh and Monica Dolan to discuss their film’s story, themes, production and score.

12 mins United Kingdom

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Carpentier and Gunboat Smith 1914

Boxing stars Georges Carpentier and 'Gunboat' Smith pull the crowds ahead of their title bout for the World White Heavyweight Championship.

1 mins United Kingdom

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Cattle Market in Derry 1902

Bustling scenes show Edwardian Derry-Londonderry before industrialisation took hold.

United Kingdom

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Children at St Barnabas School, Blackburn 1905

Edwardian primary schoolchildren are marshalled along the streets of Blackburn in strict formation.

1 mins United Kingdom

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China (1928)
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China (1928) 1928

A pair of honeymooners take in Beijing on their way to the Great Wall of China in this intrepid and intimate adventure.

12 mins Great Britain

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China II
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China II 1930

Unique footage, shot by Quaker missionaries, of Yangtze River life and landscape.

12 mins United Kingdom

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China IV
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China IV 1930

Unique record of a Quaker mission to China, containing precious footage of Shanghai street and river life.

13 mins United Kingdom

View A Chinese Boat Trip and Views of Shanghai
A Chinese Boat Trip and Views of Shanghai
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A Chinese Boat Trip and Views of Shanghai 1934

The famous waterfront of 1930s Shanghai is the star of this tantalising film which captures the bustling street life of China's most cosmopolitain city.

8 mins United Kingdom

View Chinese Funeral c.1927
Chinese Funeral c.1927
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Chinese Funeral c.1927 1927

Engrossing home movie images of an extravagant funeral procession on the streets of a Chinese city.

6 mins United Kingdom

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Chorley Coronation Processions 1911

The Lancashire cotton town brings out the bunting for George V's big day. 

2 mins United Kingdom

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Christmas at the Front
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Christmas at the Front 1914

Poignant scenes of Allied troops enjoying their Yuletide rations at the first Christmas of WWI.

1 mins United Kingdom

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Christmas Church Parade 1914

Recruits of Lord Kitchener's 'New Army' parade on Christmas morning.

1 mins United Kingdom

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Christopher Tucker on creating The Elephant Man 2013

Compelling account of the struggle to recreate the Victorian legend, from the film's makeup creator - and David Lynch's saviour - Christopher Tucker.

United Kingdom

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Cine Snapshots - 1938
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Cine Snapshots - 1938 1937

Beautiful and engaging amateur footage of a lively 1930s Hong Kong.

9 mins United Kingdom

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Circumstance (Q&A)
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Circumstance (Q&A) 2012

Director Maryam Keshavarz talks about the origins of her lesbian-themed film.

19 mins United Kingdom

View Circus Procession in Edinburgh (1901)
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Circus Procession in Edinburgh (1901) 1901

Beautifully decorated circus wagons roll through the cobbled streets of Edwardian Edinburgh.

United Kingdom

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A City of Chaos 1927

Scenes of panic on the streets of Shanghai as Chinese citizens seek protection from Communist and Kuomintang violence behind Allied barricades.

1 mins United Kingdom

View City Streets; Funeral; Rural Scenes - China, C1932/33
City Streets; Funeral; Rural Scenes - China, C1932/33
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City Streets; Funeral; Rural Scenes - China, C1932/33 1933

The buzz of Chinese city street life is contrasted with an elaborate funeral procession and brief rural scenes in this absorbing amateur film.

5 mins United Kingdom

View Claire Denis and Tindersticks in Conversation
Claire Denis and Tindersticks in Conversation
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Claire Denis and Tindersticks in Conversation 2011

Claire Denis and Stuart Staples of alternative band Tindersticks discuss their fruitful and ongoing creative partnership.

14 mins United Kingdom

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Clitheroe Coronation Procession
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Clitheroe Coronation Procession 1902

Lancashire bands and Beefeaters celebrate the crowning of King George V.

4 mins United Kingdom

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Colonial Wedding 1930

Cloche-hatted wedding guests, armed with confetti, lie in wait for the newly weds as they exit from a Shanghai church while their limousine gets the treatment.

2 mins United Kingdom

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Comic Ulster Fight
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Comic Ulster Fight 1914

Alternative Ulster: a village pageant with a difference

1 mins United Kingdom

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Cork Fire Brigade Turning Out 1902

A staged demonstration shows the Cork Fire Brigade leaping into action, rescuing people from flames in front of an intrigued crowd.

3 mins United Kingdom

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Coronation Day - Hong Kong 12 May 1937
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Coronation Day - Hong Kong 12 May 1937 1938

Crowds pack the streets of Hong Kong for a stunning procession of dragon dancers, drummers and stilt walkers in celebration of George VI's crowning.

10 mins United Kingdom

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Coronation Hong Kong 1937
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Coronation Hong Kong 1937 1937

Street carnivals and military processions – a home movie record of Hong Kong’s celebrations as George VI is crowned.

6 mins United Kingdom

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Coronation of Edward VII 1902

A short glimpse of the new King's delayed coronation procession through London.

United Kingdom

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Creating sound for Les Misérables
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Creating sound for Les Misérables 2013

A mixing and recording masterclass breaking down the soundtrack of Tom Hooper's acclaimed musical drama.

5 mins United Kingdom

View Cunard Mail Steamer Lucania Leaving For America
Cunard Mail Steamer Lucania Leaving For America
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Cunard Mail Steamer Lucania Leaving For America 1901

The luxurious RMS Lucania is bound for New York in one of Mitchell & Kenyon's most elaborate and striking films.

2 mins United Kingdom

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Cycling: 1962 Tour of East Anglia 1962

Cyclists and Cinzano! An interesting mix of competitors and sponsors take to the road for the exciting three-day, three-stage, 350-mile Tour of East Anglia.

1 mins England

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Cycling the Channel 1929

A Fine Feat of Endurance. Why swim the Channel when you can go by hydrocycle?

United Kingdom

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Dario Argento in Conversation 2013

Shifting from critic to screenwriter to filmmaker, Argento covers his life, work and inspirations.

United Kingdom

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Darren Aronofsky (Screen Talk) 2010

Black Swan director talks with colour and candour about his work, life and relationships with actors. Hosted by Mike Goodridge.

58 mins United Kingdom

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Darwen Factory Gate 1901

Bustling scenes in Edwardian Lancashire, outside the mill gates and on the street.

2 mins United Kingdom

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Darwen Street Scenes 1901

Young lads are out in force on the crowded streets in Edwardian Lancashire.

2 mins United Kingdom

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Dearest (Q&A)
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Dearest (Q&A) 2014

The film’s director reflects on his film about a child abduction and the many victims of China’s one-child policy.

16 mins United Kingdom

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Deep End (Q&A) 2011

Relaxed and enjoyable reappraisal of a surreal story, remembered with humour by actors Jane Asher and John Moulder-Brown.

United Kingdom

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Dewsbury v Manningham 1901

Rare film of Manningham FC's days as a rugby club, in a hard-fought contest at Dewsbury's Crown Flatt ground.

4 mins United Kingdom

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Then and Now: Richard Lester
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Then and Now: Richard Lester 1967

Beatles and Goons' collaborator reveals his worldview, from the Vietnam War to dissent and disenchantment in '60s society.

17 mins United Kingdom

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Director Ritesh Batra on The Lunchbox (Q&A) 2013

Ritesh Batra discusses the inspirations and collaborations behind his first feature, The Lunchbox.

11 mins United Kingdom

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Dogs for the Antarctic 1914

Ernest Shackleton's sledge-dogs pause to promote 'Spratt's Dog Cakes', en route to the South Pole.

1 mins United Kingdom

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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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Dragon Boat Racing Hong Kong c.1937 1937

Get close to the action with this high-octane footage of a traditional Chinese water sport.

4 mins United Kingdom

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Dreams of a Life (Q&A) 2011

Director turned detective Carol Morley (and actor Zawe Ashton) explain how an anonymous death changed both of their lives.

United Kingdom

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DreamWorks Animation event (Q&A) 2014

Producer Bonnie Arnold, author Cressida Cowell and director Dean DeBlois discuss the How to Train Your Dragon movies and 20 years of animated innovation.

28 mins United Kingdom

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A Drive Round the Island of Hong Kong 1935

Join a group of ex-pats on a tour around Hong Kong, long before it became defined by its skyscraper skyline.

17 mins United Kingdom

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Dublin Civic Exhibition 1914

Lord and lady reformers crusade for Dublin's civic advancement.

1 mins United Kingdom

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Early Season Kermesse 1962

The dedication and enthusiasm of Club cyclists is put to the test big time at the early season Kermesse on Norfolk's chilly east coast.

4 mins England

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Edwyn Collins on The Possibilities Are Endless (Q&A)
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Edwyn Collins on The Possibilities Are Endless (Q&A) 2014

“It’s terribly arty!” Musician Edwyn Collins appraises the visually striking documentary about his recovery from a devastating stroke.

6 mins United Kingdom

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Employees at Robey's Works, Lincoln 1900

Hoards of workers funnel through the great arched entrance to Robey's works in Lincoln.

2 mins United Kingdom

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Empress of Ireland Disaster
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Empress of Ireland Disaster 1914

Beautiful and chilling newsreel pictures of the worst maritime disaster in Canadian history.

8 mins United Kingdom

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England Expects
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England Expects 1914

A memorial to Lord Nelson in Trafalgar Square inspires new heroes as war rages again in Europe.

1 mins United Kingdom

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England v Ireland at Manchester 1905

An Edwardian contest between teams representing the English and Irish Football Leagues, with plenty of goal-line action.

1 mins United Kingdom

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Everton v Liverpool 1902

The earliest surviving Merseyside derby on film catches two of Everton's goals in a 3-1 home win.

1 mins United Kingdom

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Everton v Newcastle United 1902

The camera is a welcome distraction to the spectators of a home defeat at Goodison Park.

6 mins United Kingdom

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Everton v Newcastle United 1903

None of the goals but plenty of action in a 4-1 home win to Everton.

2 mins United Kingdom

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Exhibition (Q&A) 2013

Director Joanna Hogg and ex-Slits guitarist Viv Albertine discuss their experiences filming Exhibition

14 mins United Kingdom

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Exit of Clerical and Factory Workers 1900

It's home time for men and women at an imposing but unidentified workplace - or two?

2 mins United Kingdom

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Factory Exit in Lincoln 1900

Victorian industrial workers leave their factory after a demanding day.

2 mins United Kingdom

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Factory Exit in Wigan 1901

The largely female workforce of an Edwardian Lancashire factory parades past the camera.

United Kingdom

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Pay, Factory Gate 1901

An unidentified workplace is the scene of a vivid slice of turn-of-the-century life.

1 mins United Kingdom

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Factory Workers in Clitheroe 1901

Crowds of cotton workers flow through the gates of the Clitheroe textile mill.

United Kingdom

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Feast of Eid-ul-Fitr 1924

The UK's first purpose-built mosque welcomes a huge crowd of worshippers - and newsreel cameras!

1 mins United Kingdom

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Feeding the Germans 1914

A rare glimpse of the WWI enemy at rest for British audiences

1 mins United Kingdom

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Feng Xiaogang in Conversation 2014

Feng Xiaogang, the director of some of the all-time biggest films at the Chinese box office, discusses his career with Clare Stewart, BFI Head of Festivals and Cinemas.

76 mins United Kingdom

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Fife and Forfar Yeomanry 1914

Scots soldiers are drilled in trench warfare techniques in leafy English countryside.

1 mins United Kingdom

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The Final Programme (Q&A) 2010

Michael Moorcock answers questions pertaining to the making of the film The Final Programme as part of The Flipside event series.

United Kingdom

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Fire Fighters in Hyde Park 1914

George V and Queen Mary swap flowers for medals at an annual Fire Brigade display in Hyde Park.

1 mins United Kingdom

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Fleet in the Tyne 1901

Destroyers from the Edwardian Royal Navy filmed from a ship in the Tyne.

3 mins United Kingdom

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Forbidden City 1933

Take a tour around the gates of Beijing’s sprawling Forbidden City during its transition from Imperial home to World Heritage Site.

4 mins United Kingdom

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The Forgotten Faces 1961 15

A gripping newsreel style account of the 1956 peoples' uprising in Hungary directed by celebrated innovator of the docudrama form, Peter Watkins.

17 mins United Kingdom

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From the Sea to the Land Beyond (Q&A) 2012

Archive footage meets modern soundtrack in Penny Woolcock's project, debated in front of a London audience.

United Kingdom

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Funeral in Manchester 1904

Crowds line the streets of Edwardian Manchester to send off an unidentified military hero.

1 mins England

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Funeral of Queen Victoria 1901

The crowds stand silent as the nation says goodbye to Queen Victoria in February 1901.

2 mins United Kingdom

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Fun On A Weekend 1963

Pedal power wins, whatever the weather, as cycle-mad teenagers put the miles in for a pre-Christmas weekend of festive fun by the sea.

8 mins England

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Gabriel Yared on composing for film 2013

Composer of The Lives of Others, The English Patient and Betty Blue on intimacy and experimentation.

United Kingdom

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Gallant Defenders 1914

Retreating Belgian troops arrive in Ostend in the wake of the Siege of Antwerp.

1 mins United Kingdom

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G.B.F. Cast and Crew (Q&A) 2014

Director Darren Stein, producer Stephen Israel and actor Michael J. Willet talk about G.B.F.

United Kingdom

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General French at Tranby Croft 1902

A Boer war hero visits a magnificent country house, scene of a royal scandal.

1 mins United Kingdom

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George Romero in Conversation 2013

Grindhouse god Romero recounts his career, experiences and love of romantic comedies...

United Kingdom

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German Gun in London 1914

An impressive WWI German field gun exhibited in the grounds of the War Office stands testament to the gains made by allied forces in Europe.

1 mins United Kingdom

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German Prisoners 1914

Striking WWI scenes demonstrating a wary Belgian army's treatment of German prisoners - and newsreel cameramen...

1 mins United Kingdom

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Ginger & Rosa (Q&A) 2012

Director Sally Potter discusses Official LFF Competition entry Ginger and Rosa, alongside the film’s stars Elle Fanning and Alice Englert.

United Kingdom

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Great Harwood Coronation Celebrations 1911

Crowds celebrate the crowning of George V and his consort Mary on a windy June day in the Lancashire mill town.

6 mins United Kingdom

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The Great White Silence Gala 2010

The introduction to the 54th BFI London Film Festival's Archive Gala presentation of The Great White Silence.

United Kingdom

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Great White Silence (Panel Discussion) 2011

A panel of experts discuss the remarkable restoration of Herbert Ponting’s extraordinary record of Captain Scott’s ill-fated race to the South Pole.

United Kingdom

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Great Yorkshire Show at Leeds 1902

The well-dressed Edwardian ladies and gents of the county tour the annual agricultural show.

8 mins United Kingdom

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Gutty Golf Test Match 1914

20th century golf measures up against its own past in an intriguing match play game.

1 mins United Kingdom

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Halifax Catholic Procession 1905

A proud expression of Catholic identity, this Edwardian parade fills the streets of the Yorkshire town.

3 mins United Kingdom

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Halifax v Salford 1901

A rugby league game shows the sport in transition, on a bitterly cold day.

2 mins United Kingdom

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Hangzhou and a Trip to the Baochu Pagoda 1930

The remarkable Baochu pagoda dominates this film about a visit to the West Lake at Hangzhou.

4 mins United Kingdom

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Haworth's Stud Farm, Blackpool (c.1903) 1903

Trotting ponies, horses and their foals put through their paces at a Lancashire stud farm.

7 mins United Kingdom

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Then and Now: Hayley Mills 1967

At 21, Mills' private life was of wider interest than her career as a former child star, as this timely and telling interview discovers.

30 mins United Kingdom

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Herne Hill - Pedals & Puddles 1927

The adrenaline rush of a race at South London's famous velodrome at the height of a cycling boom.

10 mins United Kingdom

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High Jinks 1929

All the fun of the fair: lovely, lively record of 'Shanghai's Coney Island'.

1 mins United Kingdom

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Holiday Cycling at Herne Hill 1924

Stunning, 360-degree action of the speeding wheels at London's premier cycling circuit.

3 mins United Kingdom

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Hong Kong c.1938 1938

The daily grind for Hong Kong dockers and farmers, captured by an amateur filmmaker.

8 mins United Kingdom

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Hong Kong Happenings 1935

Striking snapshots of life in a colonial outpost in the 1930s.

13 mins United Kingdom

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Hong Kong Happenings Part 2 1937

Scenes of typhoon-torn Hong Kong captured by a local resident.

10 mins United Kingdom

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How I Ended This Summer (Q&A) 2010

For a director gripped by darkness, Alexei Popogrebsky is an unlikely entertainer, moving from the Arctic Circle to Twitter with wit and insight.

United Kingdom

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Hull City Football 1905

Hull City football club plays a friendly match in their inaugural season.

2 mins United Kingdom

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Hull Fair 1902

The ornate pavilions of cinematographs, boxing booths and menageries at Hull Fair.

5 mins United Kingdom

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Hull F.C. v Wigan 1902

A misty afternoon's rugby match draws a large crowd.

2 mins United Kingdom

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Hunslet Carnival and Gala 1904

A spectacular street procession in the heart of industrial West Yorkshire.

5 mins United Kingdom

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Hunslet v Leeds 1901

A less-than-serious Leeds team take a four-goals-and-two-tries battering from Hunslet.

4 mins United Kingdom

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Ian Neil (Masterclass) 2012

Neil selected soundtracks for 127 Hours, Shame, Kick Ass, Control and many more. He discusses the job and its complexities, referencing his own work.

United Kingdom

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In Breezy Blackpool 1930

Prepare for a dazzling display of seaside kitsch as night falls on Blackpool's famous Illuminations.

1 mins United Kingdom

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Indian's Memorial Service 1914

Exotic visitors cause a stir at West London's Brompton Cemetery

1 mins United Kingdom

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Infantry at Pretoria 1900

First-hand footage of troops on parade in Boer War era Pretoria.

2 mins England

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Informal Cycle Race in a Village Road 1902

Edwardian cycle racing at its best - albeit a little fuzzy! Riders take on all comers on an intriguing variety of bicycles.

3 mins United Kingdom

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Interview with Jim Anderson

Working with Terence Davies on Of Time And The City, Anderson addresses the importance of archive footage and his wider role as an archive producer.

United Kingdom

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Jackie Chan on Stunts, Hollywood and Bruce Lee (Q&A) 2014

In an extensive 30-minute interview with longtime admirer Jonathan Ross, Jackie Chan discusses the changing nature of Chinese cinema over the course of his long career.

30 mins United Kingdom

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Jack O'Connell (Interview) 2014

The star of This is England and Skins joins the director to discuss how they crafted this thrilling chase film set in bomb-torn Belfast.

5 mins United Kingdom

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Jamaica Street Glasgow 1901

A flood of pedestrians and horse-drawn traffic in Edwardian Glasgow.

2 mins United Kingdom

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Then and Now: James Fox 1968

Happy and relaxed dialogue with the then 28-year-old actor, covering his rise to fame and plans for the future.

20 mins United Kingdom

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Jia Zhangke on A Touch of Sin 2014

Director Jia Zhangke joins film critic Tony Rayns to talk about violence in A Touch of Sin, the themes of his previous work and his love of John Woo.

42 mins United Kingdom

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Then and Now: John Boulting 1967

Lively interview with veteran filmmaker on the state of the British film industry, and his work with his regular star, Peter Sellers. Filmed in 1967.

21 mins United Kingdom

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John Mills Collection Film 37 - China/Hayley-Bells 1929

An amateur film of rural China in the early 1930s shot by the actor John Mills’ father-in-law, showing farming and transport methods in Tianjin.

10 mins United Kingdom

View Jonathan Glazer and James Wilson on Under the Skin (Q&A)
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Jonathan Glazer and James Wilson on Under the Skin (Q&A) 2014

Director Jonathan Glazer, producer James Wilson and musician Mica Levi talk about the making of dazzling science fiction drama Under the Skin.

15 mins United Kingdom

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Jon Stewart Debate Talk 2014

“In the absence of reason, they weaponise idiocy.” The director and writer elaborate on the absurdities of torture and oppression.

38 mins United Kingdom

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Joseph Chamberlain at Home 1902

A political giant at his magnificent Highbury estate in Birmingham.

United Kingdom

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Joss Whedon on Vampires 2013

The Avengers' director pays his debt to a novelist and ponders how the Buffy series could have gone further.

United Kingdom

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Kashgar: 11 1928

Actors in elaborate makeup and traditional costume - and a trained goat - perform for the camera in this rare glimpse of China’s westernmost city.

8 mins United Kingdom

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Kashgar 1926: Actors and Soldiers 1926

Rare scenes of outdoor theatre, traditional dress and military pomp in China’s westernmost city.

5 mins United Kingdom

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Kashgar Scenes - 1926 1926

A rare glimpse of life in and around China’s troubled westernmost city in the 1920s.

4 mins United Kingdom

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Kelly + Victor (Q&A) 2012

The cast and crew of Kelly + Victor, along with the author of the original novel, discuss the genesis of the provocative love story.

7 mins United Kingdom

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The Kid with a Bike (Q&A) 2011

Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne share the genesis, growth, casting and scoring of their acclaimed drama of a boy's quest to track down his father.

United Kingdom

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King's Speech, The (Q&A) 2011

Director Tom Hooper admits very personal motivations connect him with the multiple award-winning drama.

United Kingdom

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Kingston Rowing Club at Practice 1902

A delightful day out on the water as Edwardian rowers mess about on the River Hull.

5 mins United Kingdom

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King's Visit to Belgium

Moving scenes of wartime devastation in the historic Belgian city of Ypres.

Great Britain

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Ladies on Bicycles 1899

Anyone for synchronised cycling? Victorian belles show off their riding skills.

1 mins United Kingdom

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Lady Godiva Procession in Coventry 1902

Crowds pay homage to the legendary naked rider during Coventry’s Edwardian coronation celebrations.

6 mins United Kingdom

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Lancashire Factory Gate Exit (c.1901) 1901

A group of workers dominated by women and children emerges from a Lancashire factory.

3 mins United Kingdom

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Leeds Crossgates Show 1904

Cycle racing and horse riding events at the Leeds Crossgates Show.

United Kingdom

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Leeds Lifeboat Demonstration 1902

Some splendid floats - and two lifeboats - parade through the streets of Leeds to raise funds for the lifeboat service.

United Kingdom

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Leeds Lifeboat Procession 1902

There's a grand turn-out in the streets of Leeds to support the Lifeboat fundraiser.

10 mins United Kingdom

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Then and Now: Olivia Hussey 1967

Teenage actors discuss their work with Franco Zeffirelli on Romeo and Juliet.

17 mins United Kingdom

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Leyland May Festival 1905

A colourful May festival parade in the Lancashire town.

1 mins United Kingdom

View Lieutenant Clive Wilson and Tranby Croft Party
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Lieutenant Clive Wilson and Tranby Croft Party 1902

Celebrations to mark the return of a local hero from the Boer War offer an insight into his wealthy family.

9 mins United Kingdom

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Life in Shanghai 1933

A Dragon procession, a Japanese beer festival, two duck shoots and a day at the races all feature in this remarkable film from 1930s Shanghai.

16 mins United Kingdom

View Life in Wexford (1902)
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Life in Wexford (1902) 1902

Street life in a busy shopping area in Wexford.

3 mins United Kingdom

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Lilting (Q&A) 2014

Director Hong Khaou and actors Ben Whishaw, Peter Bowles, Morven Christie, Naomi Christie and Andrew Leung discuss their film Lilting.

13 mins United Kingdom

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Lisa Cholodenko (Masterclass) 2010

Lisa Cholodenko talks with pride and passion about her brilliant feature, The Kids Are All Right, and her wider career as editor, writer and director.

United Kingdom

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Liverpool Street Scenes 1901

Traffic and pedestrians - including an early motor car - in Edwardian Liverpool.

1 mins United Kingdom

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Liverpool v Small Heath 1901

Early league football, with the team who will become Birmingham City losing at Anfield in a relegation year.

1 mins United Kingdom

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Living Wigan 1902

A lively crowd surround the camera filming a tram leaving Wigan Market Place.

2 mins United Kingdom

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Llandudno May Day 1907

May Day festivities in the North Wales town.

3 mins United Kingdom

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Local Procession (c.1900) 1900

Boaters and bunting galore at a turn-of-the-century trade procession - but what's the seaside location?

2 mins United Kingdom

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Lois Burwell on movie makeup 2013

Lincoln, Braveheart and Magnolia make-up artist Lois Burwell explains how she created some of her most iconic looks, as part of a BAFTA Masterclass.

United Kingdom

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London Scottish 1914

Rare shots of the London Scottish Battalion, also known as 'Cockney Jocks' or 'Piccadilly Allsorts', fresh from a gallant victory at Ypres.

1 mins United Kingdom

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Looping the Loop at Hendon 1914

Spectacular feats of early aviation at Hendon Aerodrome, North London.

1 mins United Kingdom

View Lord Durham at Sunderland (1901)
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Lord Durham at Sunderland (1901) 1901

Durham Light Infantry veterans collect their medals for valour in the Boer War.

United Kingdom

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Lord Lovat's Scouts 1914

Rare film of soldiers working out before heading to the battlefields.

1 mins United Kingdom

View Lord Rosebery in Carlisle (c.1901)
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Lord Rosebery in Carlisle (c.1901) 1901

Liberal politician and former Prime Minister Lord Rosebery addresses appreciative crowds.

United Kingdom

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Loreburn School, Dumfries 1901

Dumfries schoolchildren take their turn in the spotlight.

1 mins United Kingdom

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Love Me Till Monday Director and Cast: Q&A 2013

The cast and crew of Love Me till Monday discuss how they mounted the semi-improvised British comedy.

7 mins United Kingdom

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Lytham Club Day Carnival 1902

The cancellation of Edward VII's coronation can't dull the Lancashire town's celebrations.

8 mins United Kingdom

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Manchester Band of Hope Procession 1901

A temperance society decries the demon drink on the streets of Edwardian Manchester.

1 mins Great Britain

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Manchester Catholics Whitsuntide Procession 1904

A damp and murky day greets the annual Whitsuntide Catholic procession in Edwardian Manchester.

10 mins United Kingdom

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Manchester Italian Catholic Procession 1902

Residents of Manchester's own 'Little Italy' put on a display of religious pomp during the city's annual Whit Walk.

United Kingdom

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Manchester Races 1902

Spectators enjoy a day at the races in Edwardian Manchester.

3 mins United Kingdom

View Manchester Spiritualists Procession
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Manchester Spiritualists Procession 1901

Exponents of Britain's newest religion don their Sunday best for a parade through Edwardian Manchester.

7 mins United Kingdom

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Manchester Street Scenes 1901

A rare glimpse of early Edwardian Manchester when the horse-drawn tram still reigned supreme.

4 mins United Kingdom

View March Past of 20,000 Coventry Children
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March Past of 20,000 Coventry Children 1902

The Coronation of Edward VII is celebrated by thousands of Coventry Sunday school children.

2 mins United Kingdom

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Marines Arrive in Shanghai 1927

Battalions of the Royal Marines and the Coldstream Guards parade through Shanghai as the Chinese Civil War looms.

1 mins United Kingdom

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Marion Cotillard (Screen Talk) 2012

The star of La Vie en Rose and Inception discusses Rust & Bone, together with her life and her craft.

United Kingdom

View Mark Cousins & Mohammad Ali-Talebi in Conversation
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Mark Cousins & Mohammad Ali-Talebi in Conversation 2014

Mohammad-Ali Talebi talks to Mark Cousins about his series of classic childhood films, including Willow and Wind, The Boot and Bag of Rice.

8 mins United Kingdom

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Mark Romanek (Screen Talk) 2010

Insight, humility and Johnny Cash: Mark Romanek discusses music videos, movies and motivations.

50 mins United Kingdom

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Then and Now: Maureen Lipman 1968

Charming interview with the 21-year-old Lipman, who had just completed her first film role, as she ponders what to do next.

10 mins United Kingdom

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Mea Maxima Culpa Q&A 2012

Documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney charts an appalling story of institutional child abuse and talks of 'how raising one's voice can change things'.

United Kingdom

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Mexican Unrest 1914

The police of Mexico City are given arms during the Mexican Revolution, but seem somewhat unconvincing in this ceremonial parade.

1 mins United Kingdom

View Mexico: To Inspire Confidence in the People
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Mexico: To Inspire Confidence in the People 1914

Wonderfully clear newsreel pictures of a parade through Mexico City during the Mexican Revolution.

1 mins United Kingdom

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Michael Winterbottom (Screen Talk) 2011

More than just Coogan's muse, Michael Winterbottom answers questions about a brilliant career, from Thomas Hardy to 24-Hour Party People.

50 mins United Kingdom

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Mike Gets the Message 1966

Mischievous Mike's dangerous bike antics on the granite streets of Old Aberdeen prompt a chain reaction involving police and a cycling proficiency test for teenage schoolboys.

7 mins

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Mike Hodges on sci-fi and Flash Gordon (Q&A) 2014

Director Mike Hodges looks back on the production and cult success of Flash Gordon and his other sci-fi films.

15 mins United Kingdom

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Millionaires at Play 1914

Enjoy the chilly thrills and spills of a bobsleigh ride in an exclusive New York suburb.

1 mins United Kingdom

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Miners Demonstration at Wakefield 1908

Infectiously lively film of a Yorkshire mining community's grand day out.

2 mins United Kingdom

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Miners Leaving Pendlebury Colliery 1900

A black miner makes an intriguing addition to an already captivating film of coal workers up from their pit.

1 mins United Kingdom

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Miranda July (Masterclass) 2011

When asked for a job title, July claims she's "an artist, not a film maker." Talking about her work, she focuses on her second feature, The Future.

United Kingdom

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Modern China 1910

Extraordinary and rare views of life and landscape in Beijing during the late Qing dynasty.

8 mins United Kingdom

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Mongolia 1935

Mongolian men show off their prowess in wrestling, archery and horse racing, known as the “three manly games”.

28 mins United Kingdom Director. Charles Bell

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Motor V. Aeroplane 1914

A visit to the famous Brooklands race track in Weybridge, Surrey, where Saturday afternoon crowds gather for the big race.

1 mins United Kingdom

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Mr Churchill's Departure 1914

A handsome steam launch ferries the future PM downriver to the luxury yacht 'Enchantress'.

1 mins United Kingdom

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Mr. Turner (Q&A) 2014

Q&A for the Cannes award-winning biopic of British painter J.M.W. Turner, with director Mike Leigh, producer Georgina Lowe and star Timothy Spall.

9 mins United Kingdom

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Music and Sound Design of Les Miserables 2013

Creative team dissects the techniques behind the BAFTA and Oscar-winning sound mix for Les Misérables.

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My Oriental Friends, From Penang to Peking 1923

This unique and beautiful tour of Southeast Asia and China is a treasure trove of picturesque views of Singapore, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Beijing.

17 mins United Kingdom Director. Selwyn Driver

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Nankin Road, Shanghai 1901

An extraordinary window on to the cosmopolitan heart of Shanghai - Nanjing Road - over a hundred years ago.

2 mins United Kingdom

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National Bicycle Week Begins 1923

Speeding wheels and speedy reels… Thrilling scenes of high-speed cycle racing are captured with a super-fast film camera.

10 mins United Kingdom

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Naval Review 1914 1914

King George V reviews the British fleet at Spithead in July 1914, as Britain steels herself for war.

4 mins United Kingdom Director. Will Barker

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Neil Innes Night 2011

The man dubbed the 'Seventh Python' talks about comedy and music career, including Rutland Weekend Television and The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band.

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Newcastle United v Liverpool 1901

An Edwardian football match at Newcastle's St James' Park ground.

7 mins United Kingdom

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The Nine Muses (Q&A) 2010

John Akomfrah discusses ethics, aesthetics and myths in his imaginative work, which uses Homer's The Odyssey to explore mass migration to Britain.

United Kingdom

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North Sea Fisheries, North Shields 1901

Girls gut herring on the quay at North Shields while a Showman tries to stir up trouble.

1 mins United Kingdom

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Notts County v Middlesbrough 1902

The game is held up for the camera to do a full tour of the cheering crowds at Trent Bridge, Notts County's home until 1910.

2 mins United Kingdom

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Oldham v Swinton 1901

The evolution of Rugby League in a top of the table match between rival Lancashire clubs.

3 mins United Kingdom

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Olivier Assayas (Masterclass) 2010

Irma Vep writer/director Assayas moved from film journalism to filmmaking – a fascinating journey told with disarming honesty to Jonathan Romney.

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Olympic Trials 1928

With neither gears nor lycra to help them, the cream of Britain's cyclists battle it out at the Herne Hill velodrome ahead of the 1928 Olympics.

10 mins United Kingdom

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On the Heels of the 'Reds' 1927

Troops of infamous warlord General Tsung Chang occupy strategic points in Jiangsu Province on the eve of the Chinese Civil War.

10 mins United Kingdom

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Opening of Accrington Electric Tramways 1907

Cheering crowds and much jubilation greet the launch of the Accrington to Oswaldtwistle electric tram service.

United Kingdom

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Jeremy Thomas in conversation 2014

Oscar-winning producer Jeremy Thomas discusses 40 years of filmmaking with Geoff Andrew.

53 mins United Kingdom

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Ostend in War-Time 1914

Belgian soldiers and civilian refugees gather in Ostend in early WWI, before evacuating to England.

1 mins United Kingdom

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Our Boys 1927

British troops make their presence felt in Shanghai as China slides towards civil war.

1 mins United Kingdom

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Our Naval Losses 1914

A moving eulogy to British ships sunk by the German navy in the early months of WWI.

1 mins United Kingdom

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Our Submarines 1914

British submarine inspection at Spithead just before the start of World War I. This was issued in December after a sub sunk a ship in the Dardanelles action of 1914.

1 mins United Kingdom

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Outward Bound through the Suez Canal and on to Shanghai 1938

Travel in luxury on the 'slow boat to China' in this remarkable film from 1938, passing through the Suez Canal to Hong Kong, Shanghai and beyond.

9 mins United Kingdom

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Palace Pandemonium 1914

The campaign for women's suffrage steps up as Emmeline Pankhurst is arrested at the gates of Buckingham Palace.

1 mins United Kingdom

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Panorama of College Green, Dublin 1902

Irish street scenes and landmarks at College Green in Edwardian Dublin.

2 mins United Kingdom

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Panorama of Cork Exhibition Grounds 1902

An overview of the buildings and surrounding landscapes of this ambitious 'world's fair'.

1 mins United Kingdom

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Panorama of Queenstown Harbour 1902

Edwardian images of County Cork's famous port, filmed from a bobbing boat.

United Kingdom

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Panorama of the River Avon to Portishead 1902

A fine variety of views of the Avon gorge taken from various positions downstream from the Clifton Suspension Bridge.

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Parade of Schoolchildren 1903

Can you identify this street corner, or perhaps a young face in the parade?

2 mins United Kingdom

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Parade of Widnes School Children 1901

A multitude of Lancashire schoolchildren is ushered past the camera.

2 mins United Kingdom

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Parade on Morecambe Central Pier 1902

A formal parade gives way to jollity on the pier in Edwardian Morecambe.

2 mins United Kingdom

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Parades and air-raids in Shanghai 1937

While the bombs fall on Shanghai its foreign expats continue to play, as this unique film shows. But it's only the lull before the storm - because the Japanese are on their way.

16 mins United Kingdom

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Parades in Shanghai 1938

The brooding cityscape of 1930s Shanghai appears throughout this film as well as military parades and marches by British troops while Japanese soldiers look on.

15 mins United Kingdom

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Parisian Pedallers 1929

Take a tour de France as cyclists double up for a tandem race through Paris's Bois de Boulogne.

1 mins United Kingdom

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Paris Sensation 1914

Newsreel cameras capture huge crowds thronging the Paris streets for the funeral of an assassinated newspaper editor.

1 mins United Kingdom

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A Patriotic Offer 1914

An introduction to the wonders of the automobile for curious WWI enlisties.

1 mins United Kingdom

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Hit So Hard (Q&A) 2012

Patty Schemel, drummer of the rock band Hole, discusses Hit So Hard, a documentary about her life.

8 mins United Kingdom

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Peddlers' Progress 1949

Join four clean-cut intrepid youngsters on an awfully big 1940s adventure as they sing and cycle their way around the youth hostels of scenic Scotland in glorious colour. Tally ho!

9 mins

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Peggy Cummins on Night of the Demon 2013

Colourful and wonderful stories from the making of Jacques Tourneur's suspenseful favourite.

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Peking March/April 1937 1937

Indulge in a spot of time-travel with this 1930s sightseeing tour of ancient Chinese monuments.

6 mins United Kingdom

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Then and Now: Peter Cook 1967

Pith and politics from the brilliant, unpredictable comedian who declares proudly, "I find myself unable to learn anything."

30 mins United Kingdom

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Peter Greenaway on Goltzius & the Pelican Company (Q&A) 2014

The British director discusses his latest film, the evolution of cinema and why his next project focuses on 16th century Dutch painter Hieronymus Bosch.

19 mins United Kingdom

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Peter Mullan (Masterclass) 2010

Scottish actor-director on the roots of his drama, Neds, set in 1970s Glasgow.

61 mins United Kingdom

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Phantom Ride on the Furness Railway 1900

A driver's view of the Furness Railway through Furness Abbey Tunnel and Station.

1 mins United Kingdom

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Preparing the Rations 1914

Ear-to-ear grins prove that an army marches on its stomach in this poignant film of young WWI reservists at a field kitchen far from home.

1 mins United Kingdom

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Preston Egg Rolling 1901

Easter Monday festivities in Avenham Park, Preston.

2 mins United Kingdom

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Preston Monday Market 1906

The cheerful hustle and bustle of a crowded market in Edwardian Preston.

1 mins United Kingdom

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Preston North End v Aston Villa 1905

Early football giants Preston and Villa face up in an epic Edwardian contest.

1 mins United Kingdom

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Preston North End v Notts County 1905

Preston triumph at Deepdale in an Edwardian contest between two of England's oldest football teams.

1 mins United Kingdom

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Preston Street Scenes 1904

A glimpse of life on the streets of Edwardian Preston.

United Kingdom

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Prince of Siam in Liverpool 1901

The future King of Siam takes a trip across the Mersey.

3 mins United Kingdom

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Princess Louise at Liverpool 1906

A bagpipe band marches in honour of Princess Louise, Duchess of Argyll, on her visit to Liverpool.

1 mins United Kingdom

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Procession of Firemen, Nelson 1902

Mounted police lead smartly uniformed firefighters past William Widdup's furniture store in Edwardian Nelson.

United Kingdom

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Marina Djurkovic Masterclass 2014

The acclaimed production designer talks about her work on Billy Elliot (2000), Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011) and The Imitation game (2014).

35 mins United Kingdom

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Public School in Annan 1901

A continuous stream of children dash joyously past the camera in the Scottish town of Annan.

United Kingdom

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Queen and Country (Q&A)
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Queen and Country (Q&A) 2014

The veteran director John Boorman sheds light on his coming-of-age story about army life in the run up to the Korean war.

7 mins United Kingdom

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Duke of Burgundy (Q&A) 2014

“I kind of steal from everything.” Director Peter Strickland discusses his intoxicating drama The Duke of Burgundy.

20 mins United Kingdom

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Le quattro volte (Q&A) 2011

Calabria, cattle and mocking your translator: a casual masterclass from the director of Le quattro volte.

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Red Cross Dogs 1914

Talented and obedient Red Cross dogs prepare to rescue Berlin's wounded from the Front.

1 mins United Kingdom

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Remembering Derek Jarman 2014

Derek Jarman season curator Will Fowler interviews longtime Jarman associates James Mackay and Richard Heslop.

11 mins United Kingdom

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Restoring Underground 2009

A behind-the-scenes look at the BFI's restoration of Anthony Asquith's masterpiece.

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Return of Kitchener 1902

Lord Kitchener, Commander-in-Chief of the British army, returns from South Africa to cheering crowds.

United Kingdom

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Return of the Lancaster Volunteers 1902

Some nifty product placement creeps in to this formal portrait of the Lancaster Volunteers.

2 mins United Kingdom

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Return of the Royal Warwickshire Regiment 1901

Soldiers returning from the Boer War get a warm welcome home from crowds in Edwardian Birmingham.

3 mins United Kingdom

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Ribble at Preston 1901

An afternoon's boating in the River Ribble at Edwardian Preston.

1 mins United Kingdom

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Rice Cultivation New Territories 1938/9 1938

A study of Chinese peasant labour in the paddy fields of the New Territories, north of Hong Kong Island.

5 mins United Kingdom

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Richard Lester, The Beatles and A Hard Day’s Night (Q&A) 2014

Director Richard Lester discusses filming A Hard Day’s Night (1964) during the peak of Beatlemania, at a screening for the film's 50th anniversary.

24 mins United Kingdom

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Ride on a Tram Car through Belfast 1901

Downtown Belfast is easily recognisable in these scenes from a tramcar ride in 1901.

4 mins United Kingdom

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Riverside Scenes China 1922

Four exquisite panoramic views of the Bund in Shanghai show life on the Huangpu River.

2 mins United Kingdom

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Then and Now: Robert Hartford-Davis 1968

Famed for managing small budgets and delivering a profit, Robert Hartford-Davis talks about his career as a producer/director in this 1960s interview.

10 mins United Kingdom

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Robinson in Ruins (Q&A) 2010

Ownership and displacement is chronicled in Patrick Keiller's fourth feature, which he explains here alongside an expert panel.

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Rochdale Tram Ride 1900

Splendid views of Edwardian Rochdale from the front of a tram after a recent dusting of snow.

2 mins United Kingdom

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Roger Corman in Conversation 2013

Jack Nicholson, Boris Karloff, Francis Coppola and making movies in five days – prepare yourself for Corman wisdom.

United Kingdom

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Ron Peck on Will You Dance With Me? 2014

Producer Ron Peck recalls the making of Derek Jarman's Will You Dance With Me?

9 mins United Kingdom

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Rotherham Town v Thornhill 1902

A ropey pitch and worse goalkeeping in a typical non-league football derby in Edwardian Yorkshire.

United Kingdom

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Rough Sea at Roker 1901

Mesmerising film of sea waves on the north east coast of England.

1 mins United Kingdom

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Royal Visit to Bangor 1902

Crowds line up for a fleeting glimpse of the Prince of Wales, later George V.

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Royal Visit to Rhyl 1902

The Prince and Princess of Wales open Rhyl's Royal Alexandra Hospital.

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Runcorn v St Helens 1901

Runcorn, Lancashire Senior Competition winners in 1900 and third in 1901, face a fierce challenge from visiting St Helens.

United Kingdom

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Salford v Batley 1901

Batley go down to Lancashire rivals Salford in the very first season of the Northern Rugby League.

8 mins United Kingdom

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Scene Outside a Factory 1902

Men mill around the bustling yard of a large workplace, perhaps a brewery?

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Scenes at Chester on the River Dee
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Scenes at Chester on the River Dee 1901

Messing about in boats on the River Dee - fine frocks and frolics at Chester Regatta.

7 mins United Kingdom

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Scenes at Egremont Ferry 1901

Edwardian tourists and businessmen hurry off the ferry and down the long pier at Egremont on the River Mersey.

United Kingdom

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Scenes at Monument Bridge in Hull 1900

A melee of traffic, carts, trams, bicycles and people of all ages squeeze past the camera in Victorian Hull.

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Scenes by the Stone Jetty, Morecambe 1902

Morecambe's splendid Central Pier features in this lively snapshot of crowds enjoying an Edwardian summer's day at the Lancashire resort.

2 mins United Kingdom

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Scenes in 1920s Hong Kong 1929

A fascinating film about expat life in Hong Kong; featuring amazing views of open countryside, a steeplechase and frolics on the beach at Repulse Bay.

4 mins United Kingdom

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Scenes in Abington Park, Northampton 1902

A camera pan through the park reveals teaming crowds and changing fashions in Edwardian hatwear.

1 mins United Kingdom

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Scenes in a Manchester Park 1901

An enigmatic Edwardian snapshot recording a ceremonial procession of soldiers and police in the Manchester suburbs.

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Scenes in China 1902

Five astonishing and intimate scenes recording the private lives of Kunming residents in the final years of China's Qing dynasty.

5 mins France

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Scenes in Hull 1901

A street scene in Edwardian Hull is dominated by advertising for an event to celebrate returning soldiers from the Boer War.

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Scenes of Ashton under Lyne 1901

Aspects of the Lancashire market town, with policemen, small girls, dogs and passers-by.

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Scenes of Carlisle 1901

A well dressed crowd emerges from an unknown building and engages with the camera.

2 mins United Kingdom

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Scenes of Northern China 1940

Remarkable footage of a busy township market in a remote and impoverished area of north China seemingly untouched by the modern world.

3 mins United Kingdom

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Scoring The Epic of Everest 2013

Composer Simon Fisher Turner discusses his acclaimed soundscapes for the glorious The Epic of Everest

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Scout's Valuable Aid 1914

Vigilant young Sea Scouts support the war effort by keeping a watchful eye on Britain's coastline.

1 mins United Kingdom

View Then and Now: Sean Connery
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Then and Now: Sean Connery 1967

Remarkable meeting with the Scot, promoting the only film he's ever directed, and illustrating how it awakened his political consciousness.

29 mins United Kingdom

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The Sessions (Q&A) 2012

Candid and lively chat with Helen Hunt and John Hawkes exploring a disabled man's decision to seek a sex surrogate

United Kingdom

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Shame (Q&A) 2011

Steve McQueen, Abi Morgan, Michael Fassbender and producer Iain Canning answer questions from Sandra Hebron following the UK premiere of Shame.

United Kingdom

View Shanghai China - Personal Film 1 - C. 1937
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Shanghai China - Personal Film 1 - C. 1937 1937

Gruesome home movie scenes of metropolitan Shanghai brought to its knees in the first major battle of the Second Sino-Japanese War.

11 mins United Kingdom

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Shanghai, China c.1937 1937

Ordinary life in extraordinary times - these ex-pats' home-movie snapshots of Shanghai capture the city on the brink of Japanese invasion.

16 mins United Kingdom

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Sheffield Street Accident 1902

The aftermath of an accident on the streets of Edwardian Sheffield.

2 mins United Kingdom

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Sheffield United v Bury 1902

Sparkling images of fans and players at an Edwardian fixture at Sheffield's Bramall Lane.

2 mins United Kingdom

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Shell (Q&A) 2012

Director-screenwriter and actor talk about Scott Graham’s debut feature set in a remote Highland petrol station.

United Kingdom

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Ship Departing from Port 1901

A large liner draws away from the quay, but where is she headed?

1 mins United Kingdom

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Shirley 1968

An unedited interview with striptese artiste 'Shirley', conducted by broadcaster Bernard Braden

6 mins United Kingdom

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Sightseers (Q&A) 2012

Ben Wheatley and actor-screenwriters Alice Lowe and Steve Oram discuss Sightseers, a black comedy featuring the Midlands’ answer to Bonnie and Clyde.

United Kingdom

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Skipton Hospital Procession 1902

The annual Hospital Procession at Skipton, Yorkshire.

2 mins United Kingdom

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A Small Town in China 1933

Missionaries mingle with the locals in this intimate portrait of community life in an unidentified Chinese town.

9 mins United Kingdom

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Snapshots of China Evangelism, Hunan 1946

Home-movie footage of Methodist missionaries at work and prayer opens an intriguing window onto Chinese church life in Hunan Province.

11 mins United Kingdom

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Snapshots of China: Shaoyang Hospital, Hunan 1946

Rare insight into the health work of Methodist missionaries in rural Shaoyang, Hunan Province, South Central China.

9 mins United Kingdom

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Snowdrop Ferry at Seacombe 1901

Ferries across the Mersey show Edwardian workers on their daily commute to and from Liverpool.

1 mins United Kingdom

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Sons of the Empire 1914

Grinning Canadian troops arrive in England.

1 mins United Kingdom

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Sound of the Drum 1914

A wartime call-to-arms performed by the Band of the Grenadier Guards.

1 mins United Kingdom

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Then and Now: Spike Milligan 1967

Wide-ranging, honest and revelatory conversation with the former Goon, who was about to begin a new phase of his career.

40 mins United Kingdom

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SS Mongolian Leaving the Clyde 1906

Thousands gather to see off the SS Mongolian on its way to Canada.

1 mins United Kingdom

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S.S. Saxonia in Liverpool (1901) 1901

All ashore! Passengers disembark and crew offload after a long Atlantic crossing.

1 mins United Kingdom

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Steamboats at Blackpool North Pier 1903

Edwardian holidaymakers on pleasure boats Deerhound and Greyhound as they ply the coast off Blackpool.

5 mins United Kingdom

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Stephen La Rivière on Filmed in Supermarionation 2014

Thunderbirds puppeteers and voice actors join director Stephen La Riviѐre to discuss his documentary, Filmed in Supermarionation (2014).

13 mins United Kingdom

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Steve McQueen on Shame (Interview) 2012

The theme of sex addiction, the nature of collaboration and representations of violence in film are addressed by Shame's director, Steve McQueen.

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St. George's Pit, Tyldesley 1901

Edwardian miners are filmed leaving their Lancashire pit at the shift's end.

1 mins United Kingdom

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St Helens v Swinton 1901

The crowds at Knowsley Road await a Rugby league match between the Saints and the Lions.

1 mins United Kingdom

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Street Scenes in China
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Street Scenes in China 1925

Watch a film that includes the funeral procession of Dr Sun Yat-Sen, founding father of the Chinese Republic, born on this day in 1866.

45 mins United Kingdom

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Street Scenes in Halifax 1902

Many views of busy, bustling Halifax, including a handsome, horse-drawn steam fire engine.

9 mins United Kingdom

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Street scenes in Shanghai 1933

A Dragon Festival tops the bill in this atmospheric look at life in the streets, parks and harbourside of 1930s Shanghai.

26 mins United Kingdom

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Street Scenes - Peking and Shanghai 1933

Join the hustle and bustle of Peking and Shanghai city life with this richly detailed 1930s home movie.

5 mins United Kingdom

View The Streets of Hong Kong - Wintertime 1936
The Streets of Hong Kong - Wintertime 1936
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The Streets of Hong Kong - Wintertime 1936 1938

Christmas decorations jostle for attention among thousands of street signs in this amateur exploration of Hong Kong Island’s busy streets.

17 mins United Kingdom

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Stringing Along
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Stringing Along 1947

Careless cyclists beware! This award-winning amateur film lays out the perils and pitfalls of the road for young riders.

5 mins United Kingdom Director. Alan C. Simpson

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Stuart McCabe Interview
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Stuart McCabe Interview 1968

An interview with Soho striptease club owner Stuart MaCabe conducted by broadcaster Bernard Braden.

15 mins United Kingdom

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Summer Discord 1955

A Summer Discord is silent, amateur short film directed by David Gladwell which is set in the countryside and tells the story of a little girl who is reprimanded by her mother.

15 mins United Kingdom Director. David Gladwell

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Summer Palace Beijing and Tsientsin 1929

Dancing bears and camels feature in views of Beijing's Summer Palace in the late 1920s filmed by an expat couple who are later seen enjoying a traditional Chinese meal.

4 mins United Kingdom

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Sunderland v Leicester Fosse
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Sunderland v Leicester Fosse 1907

A resounding win for Sunderland in the FA Cup, urged on by an enthusiastic band.

7 mins United Kingdom

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Sunderland v Middlesbrough 1904

A hard-fought North East derby in the Edwardian First Division.

1 mins United Kingdom

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Then and Now: Sylvia Syms
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Then and Now: Sylvia Syms 1967

Interview with the straight-talking star of films such as Victim and Ice Cold In Alex, shot in 1967.

15 mins United Kingdom

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Tai-ani: The West Gate 1921

Could the hidden hand of a newsreel company be directing this procession of weary Chinese labourers?

1 mins United Kingdom

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Tamara Drewe (Q&A) 2010

Creative team led by Stephen Frears reveal how bucolic comedy Tamara Drewe was made. Gemma Arterton, Tamsin Greig and Roger Allam also feature.

United Kingdom

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Tariq Ali Introduces Wittgenstein 2014

Producer Tariq Ali talks about the making of Wittgenstein, Derek Jarman’s portrait of the renowned philosopher.

6 mins United Kingdom

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Testament of Youth (Press conference) 2014

The young stars of this ambitious adaptation of Vera Brittain’s elegiac novel discuss the film, alongside its director and producer.

United Kingdom

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Textile Workers Leaving a Factory 1901

An assortment of Edwardian workers, including many mischievous children who are far from camera-shy.

3 mins United Kingdom

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Scoring The Battles of Coronel and Falkland Islands
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Scoring The Battles of Coronel and Falkland Islands 2014

BFI's curator of silent film Bryony Dixon, composer Simon Dobson and Lieutenant Colonel Nick Grace OBE from the Royal Marine Band Service discuss the challenges of scoring the restored Great War film.

7 mins United Kingdom

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The Body Beneath (Q&A) 2012

The very British, very camp vampire romp remembered with fun and fondness.

United Kingdom

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The Games (Q&A) 2012

With commendable indiscretion, Michael Winner relates the stories behind his Olympic Games drama.

United Kingdom

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The Jokers (Q&A) 2011

Undervalued comic crime film is the focus of its director's interview, ranging from studio indifference to a personality clash within the cast.

United Kingdom

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The King's Ride in the Isle of Man 1902

Crowds clamour for a view of King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra (on tour) in the Isle of Man.

United Kingdom

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The music of Inside Llewyn Davis 2013

Actor Oscar Isaac and executive music producer T-Bone Burnett discuss the music of Inside Llewyn Davis, The Coen brothers’ melancholic elegy to early 1960s folk music.

24 mins United Kingdom

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The Shining (2012 panel debate) 2014

Ben Wheatley and Kim Newman join a panel to evaluate why Kubrick's film continues to shock and awe.

United Kingdom

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Tientsin Street Scenes 1 (1929) 1929

Fascinating snapshots of life in Tianjin, northern China's largest coastal city.

4 mins United Kingdom

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Tientsin Street Scenes 2 (1929)
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Tientsin Street Scenes 2 (1929) 1929

Revealing amateur snapshots of Chinese and European communities in Tianjin, northern China's largest coastal city.

4 mins United Kingdom

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Then and Now: Tony Richardson 1968

Caustic and very personal ravaging of film criticism, from the director of Tom Jones, A Taste of Honey and The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner.

20 mins United Kingdom

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Torpedo Flotilla Visit to Manchester 1901

The might of the British Navy struts its stuff down the Manchester Ship Canal.

19 mins United Kingdom

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Toyah Willcox on acting in Derek Jarman's Jubilee
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Toyah Willcox on acting in Derek Jarman's Jubilee 2014

“I wanted to be a tidal wave.” Actor Toyah Willcox discusses her role as pyromaniac punk Mad in Derek Jarman’s Jubilee (1978).

7 mins United Kingdom

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Toyah Willcox on The Tempest
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Toyah Willcox on The Tempest 2014

Toyah Wilcox discusses working with Derek Jarman on The Tempest, in which she plays Miranda, and considers the director’s legacy.

9 mins United Kingdom

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Trafalgar Day in Liverpool 1901

Huge crowds turn out in Edwardian Liverpool for the annual celebrations marking the victory at the Battle of Trafalgar.

3 mins United Kingdom

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Tram Ride into Halifax 1902

A breathtaking winter journey in the Pennines, from country to town and back again via electric tram.

3 mins United Kingdom

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Tram Rides through Nottingham 1902

Filmmakers Mitchell and Kenyon conduct an evocative ride through Edwardian Nottingham.

6 mins United Kingdom

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Tram Ride through Sunderland
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Tram Ride through Sunderland 1904

The thrill of a ride through central Sunderland to the sea at Roker.

2 mins United Kingdom

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Tram Ride through the City of Sheffield
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Tram Ride through the City of Sheffield 1902

An excellent 'phantom ride' through the heart of Edwardian Yorkshire's 'Steel City'.

4 mins United Kingdom

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Travel Scenes in Hunan 1935

Scenes in and around Shaoyang in South Central China are brought to life by mesmerising amateur photography.

12 mins United Kingdom

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Treat to 5000 Poor Burnley Children 1905

Deprived Edwardian kids of Burnley enjoy some midsummer fun in the park.

4 mins United Kingdom

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Trip to Guandong aboard the Lion steamer with friends 1929

We’re all aboard the steamer Lion, cruising towards the bustling city of Guanzhou. We also see Chinese workers in traditional headgear toiling in the scorching countryside.

4 mins United Kingdom

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Trishna (Q&A) 2011

Thomas Hardy's Tess shifts to Rajasthan as Michael Winterbottom and Freida Pinto shows the relevance of modern India as a backdrop.

United Kingdom

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Turn Out of the Keighley Fire Brigade 1902

Their brass helmets gleaming, Edwardian firefighters in the West Yorkshire town demonstrate aspects of their job.

4 mins United Kingdom

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Turn Out of the Newcastle Fire Brigade 1901

Glistening brass and galloping horses thrill the crowds at a municipal Fire Brigade drill.

2 mins United Kingdom

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Turn Out of the Preston Fire Brigade 1901

Locals line the streets for the fire brigade's procession through Edwardian Preston.

1 mins United Kingdom

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Turn Out of the Wigan Fire Brigade 1902

Wet weather fails to dampen a thrilling show of horse-drawn fire wagons.

2 mins United Kingdom

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Two Years at Sea (Q&A) 2011

Director Ben Rivers discusses his latest work Two Years at Sea, showing how minor details enlightened his narrative and its subject, Jake Williams.

United Kingdom

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Typhoon Hong Kong September 1937 1937

Poignant amateur footage records the aftermath of one of the worst typhoons in Hong Kong's history.

5 mins United Kingdom

View Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (Q&A)
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Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (Q&A) 2010

Cannes prizewinner, about an ailing man revisiting his past, is a measured, lyrical evocation of mysterious beauty and quiet humanity.

United Kingdom

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Chinese Men 1900

How did these Chinese gentlemen end up in a Blackburn basement?

1 mins United Kingdom

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Unidentified Park (c.1900) 1901

An expectant crowd gathers for a Victorian public performance.

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Unidentified Trams and Walking Race 1902

Scenes of a crowded Edwardian city street with trams and an informal walking race on open ground.

United Kingdom

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United Service Sports 1917

Army athletes compete for glory on foot and bike.

United Kingdom

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Then and Now: Vanessa Redgrave 1968

Political beliefs and public profile is the core of Redgrave's interview, conducted at a time of immense upheaval in British life.

30 mins United Kingdom

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Venetian Shores 1914

Blissful scenes of tourists arriving by boat and then sea bathing on a beach in the Venetian lagoon.

5 mins United Kingdom

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Views of Halifax 1905

Pedestrians and bus passengers watch a procession through Edwardian Halifax.

United Kingdom

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Views of the Grand Parade, Cork 1902

Views of St Patrick's Street and Grand Parade in Cork, awash with people and traffic.

2 mins United Kingdom

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Viggo Mortensen (Screen Talk) 2012

Extended interview covering Tolkien, Cronenberg and much more, including Mortensen's formidable, intensive preparation for new roles.

United Kingdom

View Visit to Beijing and the Forbidden City
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Visit to Beijing and the Forbidden City 1929

Beijing's Forbidden City is the star attraction in this film from the late 1920s, featuring historic buildings, the Lion's Gate and an early panorama across the city.

1 mins United Kingdom

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A Visit to Canton
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A Visit to Canton 1937

A lively film showing the bustle of street and river traffic in Zhongshan, birthplace of China’s first president and founding father of the Republic.

12 mins United Kingdom

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Visit to China 1938

This stunning colour film features the only known pre-war footage of Seoul as well as Beijing, the Great Wall, the Marco Polo Bridge and many other famous landmarks.

30 mins United Kingdom

View Visit to Great Wall and Temple of Heaven, Peking c.1934
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Visit to Great Wall and Temple of Heaven, Peking c.1934 1934

You can’t see it from space after all, so you’ll get a better view in this amateur film from the 1930s, with Beijing’s Temple of Heaven thrown in too.

4 mins United Kingdom

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Wales v Ireland at Wrexham
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Wales v Ireland at Wrexham 1906

International football action in front of an enthusiastic home crowd in Wrexham.

1 mins United Kingdom

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Wanderings in Peking 1939

These wanderings of an amateur filmmaker take in city streets, markets and Chinese acrobats in lively 1930s Beijing.

11 mins United Kingdom

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Warrington v St. Helens 1901

Match action and scenes of an Edwardian rugby crowd at Warrington's Wilderspool stadium.

2 mins United Kingdom

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Warrington Walking Day Procession
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Warrington Walking Day Procession 1902

Fine outfits on display in a Christian procession through Warrington's Bank Park.

10 mins United Kingdom

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Water Polo Match 1901

A team demonstrate their skills in the increasingly popular sport of water polo.

United Kingdom

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Waves at Southport 1902

Beautiful shots of gentle waves on a shingle beach.

2 mins United Kingdom