Most Popular Free 2017
Our national fabric has many threads and deep colour. Each year, it gets more vivid and popular…
Here are the most popular free films on BFI Player during 2017.
Introduction to Northampton
Documentary196317 mins Location: Northampton
Your employer is relocating to Northampton. Will this film convince you it's a good idea for you too?
Chapeltown: One Year On
Documentary198721 mins Location: Chapeltown
A documentary that reveals the gap between the talent and determination of a community, and its lack of control over its own destiny.
Changing Face of Camberwell
Documentary196332 mins Location: Camberwell
Looking back at Camberwell's Victorian history, and forward to the future, this film captures the impact of changing architecture on local residents.
The Battle of Cable Street
Home movie193611 minsSilent Location: London
The notorious Battle of Cable St kicks off this film from 1936 which also shows young Basque refugees and a Communist Summer Camp in rural Kent
The "rich and vivid spectacle" of the Durbar held for the Maharaja of Alwar is captured in gorgeous Technicolor by Jack Cardiff in this travelogue.
Beauty in Brief
Drama19554 minsSilent Location: London
A young bride-to-be models a modish nylon nightie before a voyeuristic camera in this silent 1950s striptease film.
The New Croydon
19639 mins Location: Croydon
Jaunty, optimistic look at Croydon being reconstructed in the 1960s, with large concrete towers presented as a symbol of a bright new future.
Promotional195823 mins Location: Weymouth
Enjoy this nostalgic look at the Dorset resort of Weymouth - complete with beachtime fun, Punch & Judy, fishing and a Beauty Queen tug-of-war
Snow Llanelli 1982
Home movie198211 minsSilent Location: Llanelli
Llanelli becomes a winter wonderland as snow covers its streets, and icicles hang from the roofs of buildings.
Our Town - Lowestoft
Amateur film19754 minsSilent Location: Lowestoft
Amateur colour footage of streets, buildings and factories give viewers a nostalgic look around Lowestoft, Suffolk in the mid seventies.
School programme and Educational film197019 mins Location: Aberdeen
Explore the growth of Aberdeen’s sparkling streets in this lively and colourful educational documentary produced by Campbell Harper Films for the 'Cities of Scotland' series.