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Crowning Glory
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Crowning Glory

Advert193614 mins

Limp-haired lover Betty rekindles romance with dashing Dick by swapping to Amami Shampoo and Wave Set in this 1930s advertising film.

The Lost Highway
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The Lost Highway

Promotional201910 mins

A wandering warrior dreams of a new form of expression, in this promo for UNKLE’s album The Road: Part II / Lost Highway Pt. II directed by Warren Du Preez and Nick Thornton Jones.

Essex Willows
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Essex Willows

School programme and Educational film194624 minsSilent

A fascinating look at how a cricket bat is professionally crafted, by hand, in 1946, from its beginnings as a willow tree.

Love on the Range
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Love on the Range

Advert19396 mins

An animated Western mock-opera about Horlicks? Bring it on!

Frank's Joke
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Frank's Joke

Animation & Artists Moving Image20186 mins

A comedic look at how our brains can keep us awake at night and the mercurial nature of memory.

Changing Climate
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Changing Climate

Documentary197825 mins Location: Norwich

A fascinating insight into the early work of the Climatic Research Unit at the University of East Anglia 6 years after it's foundation by Professor Hubert H. Lamb in 1972.

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Commercial Break: British Advertising on Screen
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Commercial Break: British Advertising on Screen

Few films capture our hopes, fears and desires in such a compact expressive form as the screen advertisement. 

Tennis on Film
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Tennis on Film

Quiet Please! Our unique collection serves up some nine decades of court action from Wimbledon and other UK tournaments.

Victorian Film
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Victorian Film

Queen Victoria's long reign famously saw extraordinary advances: in industry, transport, science, culture... But one vital innovation is too often missed: the moving image, the last great invention of the age. Yet film forever changed the way we see the world. And even before the French Lumière brothers presented their first demonstrations in London in 1895, British filmmakers were beginning to make their mark. Now, for the first time, we are making publically available all of the BFI's collections of British films made in the first six years of the medium - from 1895 to 1901.