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Animals on Film

"Never work with animals or children," runs the old film industry saw. But British filmmakers have proven adept at both - and especially animals.

Britain's wildlife filmmakers have long been the envy of the world - well before the era of Sir David Attenborough. Back in the 1910s, 20s and 30s, resourceful, dogged and sometimes eccentric pioneers were exploring the borderlands of film and science. Others, meanwhile, were drawn to animals as a subject for much the same reasons as their audiences: the eternal appeal of soft fur and tender paws, of exotic plumage or fearsome claws. Whatever your own favourites, this menagerie has something for you. WARNING: A few films in this collection show practices that may upset some viewers, including what would now be widely considered animal cruelty. We've flagged potentially sensitive content with an on-screen warning and / or a note in the text where appropriate.

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Wisdom of the Wild
Wisdom of the Wild
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Wisdom of the Wild

Documentary194012 mins

Fun mixture of natural history and wartime public information.

Dog Years
Dog Years
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Dog Years

Comedy20044 mins

Sweet and funny short about a potty-mouthed dog who loves his owner

Beetle Racing
Beetle Racing
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Beetle Racing

Non-Fiction19593 mins

Six legged competitors take to the starting blocks as a Midlands pub brings the sport of beetle racing to the world.

Alligator on Lizard
Alligator on Lizard
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Alligator on Lizard

News19715 mins Location: St Keverne

Daisy the pet alligator living on the Lizard in Cornwall

Anoop and the Elephant
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Anoop and the Elephant

Children's197252 minsDirector: David Eady

Fun-packed comedy for kids, in which a boy befriends a baby elephant – then teams up with his friends to stop it being sold

Open Your Eyes
Open Your Eyes
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Open Your Eyes

Amateur film196714 mins Location: Thompson Common

Should you look hard enough, you’ll be amazed at the antics that creatures get up to, says Dorothy Maxey, amateur filmmaker and naturalist.

The Living Rainbow
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The Living Rainbow

Amateur film197626 minsSilent Location: Thompson Common

Critters and blossoms of all colours, in Norfolk, captured on Super 8 colour Kodachrome by amateur filmmaker and naturalist Dorothy Maxey.

Moorlands
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Moorlands

Amateur film19626 mins Location: Moorlands

A rather different view of the world, as seen through the eyes of a poodle, as “Mimi” is taken for a walk by two ladies in their summer dresses.

Tower Circus Elephants Bathing and Stanley Park
Tower Circus Elephants Bathing and Stanley Park
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Tower Circus Elephants Bathing and Stanley Park

Amateur film193010 minsSilent Location: Blackpool

It's nice to be beside the seaside, particularly if you're an elephant - meet some unusual visitors to Blackpool beach.

Everywhere is a Wildlife Park
Everywhere is a Wildlife Park
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Everywhere is a Wildlife Park

Amateur film197019 mins Location: Norwich

No need to queue, and nothing to pay. All you need is a good pair of eyes ... because ‘everywhere is a wildlife park’.

Whale in the Tamar
Whale in the Tamar
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Whale in the Tamar

News19651 mins Location: Lynher River or St Germans

Whale stranded on the banks of the Tamar

Pond Life
Pond Life
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Pond Life

Amateur film193413 mins

There's a whole world in a drop of water - take a closer look through a microscope.

Peacocks and Tragopans
Peacocks and Tragopans
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Peacocks and Tragopans

Nature and Science programme197011 mins Location: Great Witchingham

Norfolk’s Ornamental Pheasant Trust are devoted to preserving and breeding the world’s rarest and most beautiful pheasants.

Kingsbridge Bird and Rabbit Show
Kingsbridge Bird and Rabbit Show
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Kingsbridge Bird and Rabbit Show

News19631 mins Location: Kingsbridge

Bird fanciers and rabbit lovers unite to celebrate feather and fur

Almost Human
Almost Human
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Almost Human

Sponsored film19433 minsSilent Location: Cambridge

Possibly the cutest and quirkiest road safety film you are ever likely to watch, featuring a purely canine cast and a grocery shopping trip.

Pheasants to Formosa
Pheasants to Formosa
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Pheasants to Formosa

Nature and Science programme196731 mins Location: Great Witchingham

Documentary about the work of The Pheasant Trust in Norfolk, and an investigation into Taiwanese practices to provide Chinese medicine.

Parsons' Pets
Parsons' Pets
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Parsons' Pets

Non-Fiction19309 mins Location: Sennen

A plethora of pets and their owners, the Parsons

The Romance of the Swan
The Romance of the Swan
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The Romance of the Swan

Amateur film193312 minsSilent Location: Wroxham Broad

An affectionate record of the nesting period of a female swan. Winner of the 'Home Movies' magazine amateur filmmaking competition, 1933.

Roaming Wallabies at Whipsnade
Roaming Wallabies at Whipsnade
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Roaming Wallabies at Whipsnade

Home movie193019 minsSilent Location: Whipsnade

Dunstable Downs is not the usual habitat for roaming wallabies, unless, of course, you’re visiting Whipsnade Wild Animal Park in the 1930s.

Monkey Mischief at Whipsnade
Monkey Mischief at Whipsnade
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Monkey Mischief at Whipsnade

Home movie193015 minsSilent Location: Whipsnade

A spot of mischief on Chimpanzee Island attracts a large crowd at Whipsnade Wild Animal Park in this home movie footage captured in the 1930s.

Chimps Tea Party at Whipsnade
Chimps Tea Party at Whipsnade
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Chimps Tea Party at Whipsnade

Home movie193021 minsSilent Location: Whipsnade

Chimps take afternoon tea in this home movie, also featuring mammals, birds, and reptiles from all continents, resident at Whipsnade Zoo.

Falconry Demonstration at Great Torrington School
Falconry Demonstration at Great Torrington School
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Falconry Demonstration at Great Torrington School

News19641 mins Location: Great Torrington

Falcon flies for Great Torrington School

Just Call me Bubbles
Just Call me Bubbles
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Just Call me Bubbles

Non-Fiction19674 mins Location: Polgooth

The Polgooth Inn St Austell has some unusual customers

Horse Transport
Horse Transport
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Horse Transport

Non-Fiction19754 mins Location: Birmingham

With petrol prices up and pollution levels rising, is it time to leave the car in the garage, forget the bus and instead rely on a different type of horse-power?

Horses
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Horses

Amateur film19492 minsSilent Location: West Sussex

A chestnut mare and her frisky foal frolic about a paddock while there's an outbreak of tweed at a local 'cross-country' event

Bungay May Horse Fair
Bungay May Horse Fair
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Bungay May Horse Fair

Amateur film19764 minsSilent Location: Bungay

A unique two-day event in rural Suffolk, an opportunity for locals and countercultural types to return to rural community living.

Foal's First Footsteps
Foal's First Footsteps
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Foal's First Footsteps

Amateur film19356 minsSilent Location: West Sussex

This tender little film shows a new born foal exploring the world around it while its mother looks on

This Horsey Business
This Horsey Business
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This Horsey Business

Amateur film197511 mins Location: Chartham

Everything you ever wanted to know about the equestrian set - but were afraid to ask - is explained in this fascinating short film

Eileen and her show horse
Eileen and her show horse
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Eileen and her show horse

Non-Fiction19303 mins Location: Sennen

Eileen and her show horse take to the ring as sidesaddle falls out of favour

Tofield: Racing
Tofield: Racing
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Tofield: Racing

Amateur film19364 minsSilent Location: Flagg Moor

Spring in Derbyshire sees the High Peak Harriers take to the turf for racing at Flagg Moor.

Turkey and her Poults
Turkey and her Poults
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Turkey and her Poults

Amateur film19452 minsSilent Location: Heptonstall

Mrs Turkey goes on the warpath when her newly-hatched poults are threatened by the farmer and his dog

Lena Partridge At the Livery
Lena Partridge At the Livery
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Lena Partridge At the Livery

Amateur film196010 minsSilent Location: New Forest

Join the girls and the boys, both young and old, of the equine set as they hunt with hounds, trot about gardens and attend gymkhanas

Pheasant - from egg to larder
Pheasant - from egg to larder
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Pheasant - from egg to larder

Amateur film192918 minsSilent Location: Wootton St Lawrence

The stages of a pheasant's short life are shown in this fascinating film - from being an egg to its violent end on someone's dinner plate

Bentley Wildfowl
Bentley Wildfowl
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Bentley Wildfowl

Amateur film19686 minsSilent Location: Halland

A variety of wildfowl from across the world feature in this film of the Bentley Wildfowl Collection

Pet Crow
Pet Crow
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Pet Crow

News19833 mins Location: Brixton

A pet crow responds to its owner

Pigeon Fancier
Pigeon Fancier
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Pigeon Fancier

News19673 mins Location: Plymouth

A pigeon fancier from Plymouth talks about his sport

Charity Ferret Walk
Charity Ferret Walk
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Charity Ferret Walk

Non-Fiction19725 mins Location: Evesham

Has raising money 'for old people' ever been more uncomfortable? Nicky Roberts plans to walk 13 miles with two ferrets down his trousers. He's surely risking more than a few nips!

Lloyd George with Dogs and Book
Lloyd George with Dogs and Book
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Lloyd George with Dogs and Book

Non-Fiction19293 minsSilent Location: Churt

A summer's day, dogs and a book and the attention of a newsreel cameraman – what more could David Lloyd George (British prime minister 1916-22) possibly want?

The Solihull Rat Club
The Solihull Rat Club
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The Solihull Rat Club

Amateur film19388 minsSilent Location: Solihull

The bodies soon pile up when the lads of the Solihull Rat Club let their dogs loose on the town's infestation.

A Day at the Zoo
A Day at the Zoo
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A Day at the Zoo

Home movie195010 minsSilent Location: Dudley

Polar bears and big cats far from their natural habitat try to make the most of life in a West Midlands zoo.

A Day at the Races - Bangalore
A Day at the Races - Bangalore
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A Day at the Races - Bangalore

Home movie19297 minsSilent

A day at the races is not much fun if your mount is insisting on behaving like a crab! Karolie Kathleen Buckley (nee Kemmis) does her best in the Ladies Race but it's not enough to win.

Who Killed the Bears?
Who Killed the Bears?
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Who Killed the Bears?

Non-Fiction19645 mins Location: Cinderford

24 April 1889 - a crime is committed against two animals and the repercussions reverberate into the next century.

It’s The Circus Parts 1 & II, Olympia
It’s The Circus Parts 1 & II, Olympia
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It’s The Circus Parts 1 & II, Olympia

Promotional195515 mins Location: Olympia

Bears, tigers and elephants perform for the crowds in this compelling colour footage from the Christmas circus at Olympia.

Mills Chimps, Olympia
Mills Chimps, Olympia
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Mills Chimps, Olympia

Amateur film19548 mins Location: Olympia

Chimpanzees from one of London’s best-known circuses clown around for the Christmas audience at Kensington Olympia.

Stars In A Ring, Olympia
Stars In A Ring, Olympia
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Stars In A Ring, Olympia

Promotional193515 mins Location: Olympia

Illuminated carriages, exotic acrobats and boxing clowns all feature in this extended film of highlights from the Bertram Mills Circus at Olympia.

Bertram Mills Circus, Olympia
Bertram Mills Circus, Olympia
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Bertram Mills Circus, Olympia

Promotional19354 mins Location: Olympia

Elephants, acrobats, clowns and cowboys all feature in this highlights reel from the annual Bertram Mills Circus at Olympia.

Post-War Backstage Stables and Ring Scenes, Ascot & Olympia
Post-War Backstage Stables and Ring Scenes, Ascot & Olympia
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Post-War Backstage Stables and Ring Scenes, Ascot & Olympia

Amateur film19554 mins Location: Olympia

Hair-combing chimps, performing elephants and a toothsome cheetah feature in this film of the Bertram Mills Circus.

The Circus Is Back, Olympia
The Circus Is Back, Olympia
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The Circus Is Back, Olympia

Promotional19595 mins Location: Olympia

Swoon at the costumes, laugh at the clowns and wonder at the elephants as the cast of the Bertram Mills Circus enter the ring for another stellar performance.

Lobsters
Lobsters
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Lobsters

Documentary193615 mins

Follow the life cycle of the king of crustaceans in this quirky documentary by Bauhaus artist László Moholy-Nagy.

The Fly
The Fly
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The Fly

Non-Fiction192610 minsSilent

Wage war on the disease-spreading fly with this forthright public information film

Winged Workers
Winged Workers
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Winged Workers

Nature and Science programme19496 minsSilent Location: Headingley

An extraordinary film made by amateurs showing a wide variety of species of bees in close up feeding from an equally wide variety of flowers.

Studies in Animal Motion
Studies in Animal Motion
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Studies in Animal Motion

Interest film192210 minsSilent

Captivating slow-motion and quadrupeds aplenty in this fascinating look at animal movement

The Sheep Stealer
The Sheep Stealer
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The Sheep Stealer

Drama19089 minsSilent

Stealing a sheep is not as easy as it might seem! They are hefty, unwieldy beasts as the desperate father with starving family discovers in this William Haggar production.

Pond Life
Pond Life
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Pond Life

Amateur film19356 minsSilent Location: Kent

All looks peaceful on the surface of this pond - but the depths below contain some fearsome creatures - though you need a microscope to see them

Pupils at Chester Zoo 1969
Pupils at Chester Zoo 1969
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Pupils at Chester Zoo 1969

Amateur film19694 minsSilent Location: Upton Heath

Don't climb into the bear pit, children! All the fun of the zoo, as Liverpool pupils visit the wildlife of Chester.

Fire Fighting Wolf Hounds
Fire Fighting Wolf Hounds
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Fire Fighting Wolf Hounds

Non-Fiction19261 minsSilent Location: Roehampton

Bravura performance from some German Shepherds, who leap over high walls and through burning barriers at this demonstration in Roehampton.

Crufts 1962
Crufts 1962
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Crufts 1962

Amateur film196210 minsSilent Location: Olympia

Heads up, tails up, ears brushed? Furry frolics from London's Olympia, and a starring role for man's best friend.

Sparta the Dog
Sparta the Dog
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Sparta the Dog

Amateur film195722 minsSilent Location: Great Yarmouth

An affectionate record of a family pet, Sparta the Springer Spaniel who leads a full and active life, but with plenty of cuddles from her family.

Totnes Course for Dog Trainers
Totnes Course for Dog Trainers
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Totnes Course for Dog Trainers

News19631 mins Location: Totnes

How to train your dog

Dog Show Classes
Dog Show Classes
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Dog Show Classes

Amateur film19325 minsSilent Location: Stockport

Now don't laugh! A dog show is a serious matter for these young owners and their pets.

A Cat Is a Cat
A Cat Is a Cat
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A Cat Is a Cat

Animation & Artists Moving Image19719 mins

…and that is that. A playful animated meditation on our feline friends with some beautiful artwork.

Chester Zoo 1952
Chester Zoo 1952
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Chester Zoo 1952

Amateur film19528 minsSilent Location: Upton Heath

An old-fashioned family day out at the zoo, but is it fun for all?

The Burial of Jackdaw
The Burial of Jackdaw
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The Burial of Jackdaw

Home movie19201 minsSilent Location: Cockermouth

Earth to earth, ashes to ashes - children from a Cumbrian family organise a dignified end for a small creature.

Who's Zoo at Belle Vue
Who's Zoo at Belle Vue
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Who's Zoo at Belle Vue

Amateur film194816 minsSilent Location: Belle Vue

Meet Larry the Llama and Joey the Boxing Chimp from Belle Vue Zoo. But what is The Clutching Hand? Find out more...

Blackpool Outdoor Dog Show 1960
Blackpool Outdoor Dog Show 1960
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Blackpool Outdoor Dog Show 1960

Amateur film196012 minsSilent Location: Blackpool

Have a doggy treat - and meet some very well groomed visitors to Blackpool.

The Taming of the Elephant
The Taming of the Elephant
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The Taming of the Elephant

Home movie192920 minsSilent

A ‘Khedda' – the practice (now banned) of trapping and taming wild elephants using already tamed elephants – is here recorded in detail by the fascinated film-maker.

Nursery Island
Nursery Island
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Nursery Island

Documentary193618 mins Location: Farne Islands

The birdlife of Northumberland's Farne Islands comes under the spotlight in this pioneering documentary from the Secrets of Life nature series.

Once We Were Four
Once We Were Four
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Once We Were Four

Documentary19429 mins

Innocent bunnies face an onslaught of badgers, bombs and birds of prey in this black comedy masquerading as a nature film.

Market Town
Market Town
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Market Town

Travelogue194210 mins Location: Newark-on-Trent

Rise and shine! Newark market calls with a seductive array of produce.

Horses at Ascot, Winter Quarters, Ascot
Horses at Ascot, Winter Quarters, Ascot
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Horses at Ascot, Winter Quarters, Ascot

Amateur film193912 mins Location: Ascot

Colour footage from the Bertram Mills Circus’ winter base in Ascot showing training for the Christmas show at Olympia.

"Around and About" 1949
"Around and About" 1949
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"Around and About" 1949

Amateur film194925 minsSilent Location: Rumney

A summer of shows – Rumney Horse Show Society's Show, Vale of Glamorgan Agricultural Show, Usk Farmers' Club Show – and a visit to Bristol Zoo where children ride on an elephant.

Whipsnade Zoological Park
Whipsnade Zoological Park
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Whipsnade Zoological Park

Amateur film19364 minsSilent Location: Whipsnade

The Cox family, from Warwickshire, visit Whipsnade Zoo where they commune with a parrot. Once home, their beloved dog, Smut, is given a bath in the garden.

Barnstaple's Pet Puma
Barnstaple's Pet Puma
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Barnstaple's Pet Puma

News19761 mins Location: Barnstaple

The Beast of Bodmin - A pet puma takes its owner for a walk in Barnstaple, Devon

Lost Mother April 1925
Lost Mother April 1925
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Lost Mother April 1925

Home movie19255 minsSilent Location: Plas Newydd

A dog does what dogs do in this drama created by the 6th Marquis of Anglesey, featuring a lost mother, two frightened daughters and a faithful, if slobbering, hound.

To the Rescue
To the Rescue
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To the Rescue

Children's195221 minsSilent Location: Biddenden

An eccentric dog-loving grocer leads the chase to reclaim a stolen pedigree poodle in this madcap canine comedy

Sheep Dog
Sheep Dog
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Sheep Dog

Drama-documentary193915 mins Location: Treorchy/Treorci

The Ocean Coal Co. employed not just miners but also shepherds, as evidenced here. Tom Jones of Treorchy protects the company's assets above ground with care and great skill.

Juno Helps Out
Juno Helps Out
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Juno Helps Out

Children's195319 mins Location: London

Helpful and humongous Great Dane Juno helps out with housework, does some shopping and chomps cream cake in this cheerful kids' film

Fricker's Trained Alsatians
Fricker's Trained Alsatians
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Fricker's Trained Alsatians

Documentary194514 minsSilent Location: Pudsey

An intriguing look at the training of police dogs, climbing up ladders blindfolded and rescuing documents from wounded soldiers.

Turners Hill Outing
Turners Hill Outing
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Turners Hill Outing

Amateur film197521 minsSilent Location: Turners Hill

Members of the Complete Angler Fishing Club of Eastbourne enjoy some angling action on a lake at Turner's Hill near Crawley

Fish Conservation
Fish Conservation
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Fish Conservation

Amateur film196411 mins Location: Eastbourne

Watch these men in wellies and waders as they attempt to remove five-thousand bream from a small lake in Sussex - in a single day!

Rover Makes Good
Rover Makes Good
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Rover Makes Good

Children's195216 mins Location: Callington

A rascally sheepdog redeems himself when he goes to the rescue of two children trapped in an old Cornish tin mine

Animal Crackers
Animal Crackers
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Animal Crackers

Documentary197524 mins Location: Twycross Zoo

The British are crazy about their animals: Molly drinks tea with her chimps, Sylvia dyes her tiny poodle pink and Malcolm sings to his pigs.

A Journal of the Outdoors No. 11
A Journal of the Outdoors No. 11
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A Journal of the Outdoors No. 11

195316 mins

Wildfowl and wallabies in the wild, exotic animals in the office

Three Dogs in a Boat
Three Dogs in a Boat
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Three Dogs in a Boat

Non-Fiction19302 mins Location: Sennen

Sink or swim as Rub and his chums are set adrift

Home for Ned
Home for Ned
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Home for Ned

Amateur film19708 mins Location: Newchapel

Enjoy this heartwarming film about neglected horses, ponies and donkeys being re-habilitated at 'Cherry Tree Farm' in leafy Surrey

Billy Smart’s Circus
Billy Smart’s Circus
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Billy Smart’s Circus

Amateur film19502 minsSilent Location: Brighton

Brighton's crowds thrill to the sight of Billy Smart's Circus parading through their town in this film from the 1950s

Do you remember?
Do you remember?
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Do you remember?

Amateur film195018 minsSilent Location: Lone Barn Fm

Cowboys, Carnivals and Mayors on the slide appear alongside the most beserk and hilarious donkey race you'll ever see in Sussex

Outing to Longleat Wildlife Park
Outing to Longleat Wildlife Park
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Outing to Longleat Wildlife Park

Amateur film19729 minsSilent Location: Longleat Park

Enjoy a day-trip 70s style as we join the Mitchell family on their big game safari at Longleat - with lions, baboons and giraffes doing the splits

Beer-drinking Billy
Beer-drinking Billy
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Beer-drinking Billy

News19671 mins Location: Frithelstock

Beer Billy

Abbotsbury Swannery
Abbotsbury Swannery
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Abbotsbury Swannery

Nature and Science programme19838 mins Location: Chesil Beach

Mute swans at the Abbotsbury Swannery have something to say

The Princess and the Pirate
The Princess and the Pirate
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The Princess and the Pirate

Nature and Science programme198326 mins Location: Bude

The successful return of Peregrines to the North Cornish coast

Elephants in Plymouth
Elephants in Plymouth
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Elephants in Plymouth

News19631 mins Location: Plymouth

Indian Elephants descend at Friary Train Station and walk the streets of Plymouth

The Animal World
The Animal World
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The Animal World

Amateur film19356 minsSilent Location: Lancashire

See a baby owl learning to fly, as an amateur filmmaker introduces us to some of his animal and avian acquaintances.

Ginger Tom
Ginger Tom
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Ginger Tom

Non-Fiction19501 mins Location: Winspit

Oh to be Ginger Tom the cat and while away the hours!

Tiger Cubs holiday in the South West
Tiger Cubs holiday in the South West
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Tiger Cubs holiday in the South West

News19692 mins Location: Bridport

Tiger cubs from Chessington Zoo take a break from it all

Tiger cubs born at Paignton Zoo
Tiger cubs born at Paignton Zoo
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Tiger cubs born at Paignton Zoo

News19731 mins Location: Paignton

Cubs come out to play at Paignton Zoo

I Guinea Pig
I Guinea Pig
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I Guinea Pig

Children's19835 mins Location: South Shields

The do’s and don’ts of pet care explained by a cute cartoon guinea pig created by celebrated British animator Sheila Graber.

I Dog
I Dog
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I Dog

Children's19835 mins Location: South Shields

Meet a puppy dog in a “warm, hairy world” who would like you to cater for his every need.

I Pony
I Pony
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I Pony

Children's19835 mins Location: South Shields

A gallop through the do’s and don’ts of pet care narrated by a plump pony with personality.

The Magic Box
The Magic Box
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The Magic Box

Home movie19656 mins Location: Crigglestone

A young girl takes on the Desmond Morris (or perhaps Johnny Morris) role for this enchanting film of a family birdwatching in their back garden.

Feeding Time at the Zoo
Feeding Time at the Zoo
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Feeding Time at the Zoo

Amateur film195712 mins Location: Upton Heath

Here's a good way to work up an appetite - a boy goes out and about at the zoo.

Mingo & Jerry, Thea and Jerry
Mingo & Jerry, Thea and Jerry
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Mingo & Jerry, Thea and Jerry

Home movie19311 minsSilent Location: Llandegfan

Mingo, Jerry and Thea: names of the dogs or people seen? Either way, they will be connected, for sure, with Isla Johnston of Bryn Mêl, Glyngarth, Anglesey, who shot the footage.

A Year and a Day
A Year and a Day
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A Year and a Day

Nature and Science programme195414 minsSilent Location: Headingley

The metamorphosis of the eating machine which is the caterpillar, into an Emperor Moth, revealed in all its detail and presented in 15 minutes.

Pigeons
Pigeons
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Pigeons

Documentary198524 mins Location: Lofthouse Hill

Mucking out the loft, the serious business of setting the racing clocks, the anxious wait for the pigeons return home, and finally, a beer.

Hot Dogs
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Hot Dogs

Documentary197010 mins Location: Bingley

The quirks of a whippet race, with novices in winklepickers learning from the old hands, all fully elucidated in broad West Yorkshire dialect.

£100 Reward
£100 Reward
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£100 Reward

Crime19087 minsSilent

A spirited crime-busting yarn for dog lovers everywhere, as man's best friend proves his worth

Sally the Sparrow
Sally the Sparrow
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Sally the Sparrow

Documentary19459 mins Location: Camden Town

Explore London Zoo with one of its greediest residents, Sally the sparrow.

Wild Birds in Their Haunts
Wild Birds in Their Haunts
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Wild Birds in Their Haunts

Interest film19094 minsSilent

Close-ups of wild birds in their natural habitat to inspire wonder in cinema audiences worldwide

Pwtan the Kitten
Pwtan the Kitten
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Pwtan the Kitten

Home movie19602 minsSilent Location: Pwllheli

Gardener’s nightmare: a kitten at large in a flower bed!

Horse Tale
Horse Tale
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Horse Tale

Home movie19603 minsSilent

William Lloyd Ellis of Pwllheli celebrates daughter Fiona’s love of horses in this compilation showing her on seaside ponies and trekking.

Two White Rabbits
Two White Rabbits
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Two White Rabbits

Home movie1929 minsSilent

The two children seen here could not have been happier if their two, newly-acquired white rabbits had been pulled out of a hat!

Parsonage Farm I – cats, dogs, children and tea-time
Parsonage Farm I – cats, dogs, children and tea-time
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Parsonage Farm I – cats, dogs, children and tea-time

Home movie195114 minsSilent

Life at Parsonage farm includes courageous cats, cute kittens, sweet Shetland collies, appealing puppies and kids in the kitchen.

Parsonage Farm II – cats, ducks, cows, daisies - and seagulls
Parsonage Farm II – cats, ducks, cows, daisies  - and seagulls
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Parsonage Farm II – cats, ducks, cows, daisies - and seagulls

Home movie19413 minsSilent

It’s summertime and it’s fun for the Pym children - Michael and Frances – to play on the duck house and pick daisies.

Parsonage Farm III – kids, cat, chick and children
Parsonage Farm III – kids, cat, chick and children
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Parsonage Farm III – kids, cat, chick and children

Home movie19424 minsSilent

Arnold William Pym’s entrancing shots of Parsonage Farm’s animals: goat kids encounter a cat, and a cat is fazed by a chick!

Beautiful Budgie
Beautiful Budgie
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Beautiful Budgie

Home movie19552 minsSilent

Reflective items in the home spark the interest of a budgerigar.

Plas Newydd, Anglesey
Plas Newydd, Anglesey
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Plas Newydd, Anglesey

Home movie192410 minsSilent Location: Plas Newydd

Three loyal labradors - Brandy, Biscuit and Bran – are solid members of the dog fraternity that is part of life at ‘Plas Newydd’.

Dumb Sagacity
Dumb Sagacity
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Dumb Sagacity

Action and Adventure19077 minsSilent Location: Bognor Regis

Delightful rescue yarn with a smart dog and horse working together to save a young girl from drowning in Bognor.

Forest Pony
Forest Pony
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Forest Pony

Children's197223 mins Location: New Forest

Short kids' adventure about Bonny, a wild New Forest pony, and some dodgy horse thieves.