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View Eden Kane - Forget Me Not
Eden Kane - Forget Me Not
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Eden Kane - Forget Me Not 1961

Silver-suited 60s popster Eden Kane sings 'n' swaggers his way through his third Top 10 hit single in this fab full-colour jukebox film.

2 mins United Kingdom

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Instruments of the Orchestra
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Instruments of the Orchestra 1946

One of Benjamin Britten’s best-known pieces, The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra, was composed for this film.

20 mins United Kingdom Director. Muir Mathieson

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Jessye Norman: Singer
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Jessye Norman: Singer 1987

This long-form portrait of an iconic opera star looks behind the voice to her youth in the segregated American South

74 mins United Kingdom

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Liverpool a Go-Go
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Liverpool a Go-Go 1965

Bob Wooler, the Cavern Club compere who introduced the Beatles to Brian Epstein, hosts this gear pop extravaganza

49 mins United Kingdom Director. Philip Burton

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Mods & Rockers
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Mods & Rockers 1965

A mop-topped Mick Fleetwood bashes the drums and steals the show in this bizarre 1960s beat ballet music film.

25 mins United Kingdom

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The Organ of a Thousand Moods
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The Organ of a Thousand Moods 1951

Enjoy pre-dinner cocktails in the company of organ maestro Nick Olson, tickling the ivories at Uncle Tom's Cabin, Minnis Bay, Birchington.

5 mins United Kingdom

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Pace 1995

Katrina McPherson’s dance film intimately tracks the frenetic movements of a solo dancer, accompanied by an electronic score by Philip Jeck.

5 mins United Kingdom Director. Katrina Mcpherson

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Steel 'n' Skin
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Steel 'n' Skin 1979

Music and art provide a bridge to a diverse black cultural heritage in this fantastic community arts project in Liverpool

36 mins United Kingdom Director. Steve Shaw

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The Stone Roses: Made of Stone
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The Stone Roses: Made of Stone 2013 15

Avid Stone Roses fan Shane Meadows records the reunion of the pivotal 1990s rock band, in this heartfelt and inspiring documentary

97 mins United Kingdom

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Ten Years in an Open Necked Shirt
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Ten Years in an Open Necked Shirt 1984

Discover the 'name behind the hairstyle', in this essential portrait of the bard of Salford, aka John Cooper Clarke.

61 mins United Kingdom

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Towers 1977

Brimham Rocks provides the perfect setting for an entrancing and hypnotic enactment of a primitive ritual in front of bemused sightseers.

7 mins United Kingdom

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Travelling for a Living
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Travelling for a Living 1966

This "musical profile of the Watersons" is a precious document of the British folk revival, much of it shot in their hometown, Hull.

38 mins United Kingdom Director. Derrick Knight

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