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Once upon a LineOnce upon a Line

Documentary194710 mins

Model husbands prove that size isn't everything as they get steamed up over Lilliput locomotives

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English Victory at WimbledonEnglish Victory at Wimbledon

Non-Fiction19262 minsSilent Location: Wimbledon

Action from the 1926 Wimbledon Ladies' Singles final between Kitty Godfree and Lilí de Álvarez.

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The Queen in SuffolkThe Queen in Suffolk

Sponsored film197719 mins Location: Ipswich

Flag-waving and fanfare in the warm July sunshine for the Silver Jubilee visit of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth to Ipswich and Felixstowe.

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Wimbledon's JubileeWimbledon's Jubilee

Sport19262 minsSilent

In June 1926 King George V and Queen Mary lead the celebrations for Wimbledon’s 50th jubilee.

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Ashford in the Water Well DressingAshford in the Water Well Dressing

Amateur film196326 mins Location: Ashford in the Water

Attention to detail, dedication and an artist's touch are needed to create the designs made from seeds and petals that go on to adorn the wells of Derbyshire.

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Winning WimbledonWinning Wimbledon

Sport195513 mins

Highlights from the conclusion of the men’s and women’s singles at the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships 1955

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Queen o' the BorderQueen o' the Border

Documentary194910 mins Location: Hawick

Welcome to Hawick, pronounced 'hoik' by the locals. Here it's all holidays and hosiery!

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Heaven (Gay Life)Heaven (Gay Life)

Factual TV198025 mins

The LGBT current affairs series visits the new Heaven nightclub, contrasting it with other parts of London’s gay scene.

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Male SexualityMale Sexuality

Factual TV198137 mins

Gay men discuss sexuality, masculinity and relationships in a documentary filmed just before the outbreak of AIDS.

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Robin Hood's BayRobin Hood's Bay

Amateur film19796 mins Location: Robin Hood's Bay

Yorkshire’s answer to Looe island, with its alleyways, bolt holes and secret passages for smugglers of days gone by to evade the excise men.

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Ancient Cornish CustomAncient Cornish Custom

Non-Fiction19211 minsSilent Location: St Ives

Local girls join in with the 'furry dance' as part of a St. Ives civic procession.

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How to Improve Your PlayHow to Improve Your Play

194720 mins

Patrick Hughes shows how to become a better tennis player.

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Drama199214 mins

An Asian woman engages her inner goddess to create a stunning oasis in a grey tower block.

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I'm British But...I'm British But...

Documentary198929 minsDirector: Gurinder Chadha

Britain beats to the sound of Bhangra and Bangla in Gurinder Chadha's debut film.

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Gandhi in England British Screen News No. 335Gandhi in England British Screen News No. 335

Non-Fiction19312 minsSilent

Mahatma Gandhi's arrival in England for the second India Round Table Conference at St James's Palace

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Asian Pub LandlordAsian Pub Landlord

News19682 mins Location: Newbridge

Mr Dhanjal from Wolverhampton: custodian of one of the most vital positions in any community.

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The Royal National Eisteddfod of Wales 1958The Royal National Eisteddfod of Wales 1958

Promotional195817 mins Location: Ebbw Vale/Glyn Ebwy

RTB, the Ebbw Vale steel company, records a town highlight, preparations for which have been in train a year, involving organisers, competitors, quarrymen and steel workers.

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Asian Community CentreAsian Community Centre

News19795 mins Location: Wolverhampton

Will the 'House of Cards' be the sanctuary that the elderly Asian men of Wolverhampton need?

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Enchanting BournemouthEnchanting Bournemouth

Promotional196122 mins Location: Bournemouth

Bournemouth looks its gorgeous best in this sumptuously colourful promotional film from 1961.

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Panorama of Calcutta, India, From the River Ganges.Panorama of Calcutta, India, From the River Ganges.

Non-Fiction18992 minsSilent

One of the earliest films to be shot in India apparently shows the Calcutta ghats - or does it?

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A Central Indian Town: UdaipurA Central Indian Town: Udaipur

School programme and Educational film19379 mins

Life in Udaipur in Rajasthan, with shots of temples, markets and busy streets.

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Governor's Durbar, Bihar and OrissaGovernor's Durbar, Bihar and Orissa

Non-Fiction192918 minsSilent

Official duties and big game hunting in 1920s India, filmed by Lord Stephenson’s private secretary