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A Letter from the Isle of Wight
Thrills, spills and scenic views on the Isle of Wight in this picture postcard Children's Film Foundation drama.
Young sailor Dick takes his cousin Mary on a tour around the Isle of Wight in this bright and breezy little drama shot around a selection of picture-postcard locations in 1953. There's muddy fun - and a smattering of sea-sprayed adventure too - as they visit Totland Bay, Carisbrooke Castle and the Needles Lighthouse.
Historic Carisbrooke Castle - as visited by Dick and Mary - remains one of the Isle of Wight's best-loved tourist attractions. It was here that political prisoner King Charles I was held under house arrest, following recapture after his escape from Hampton Court in 1647.
Promotional 1969 17 mins Location: Bournemouth
Bournemouth. A holiday resort that’s got the lot. Sunshine, sandy beaches, gardens, shops, fine dining and entertainment - with sports stars and a few beauty queens thrown in
Amateur film 1955 2 mins Silent Location: Isle of Wight
Join the Torrens family as they enjoy a holiday on the Isle of Wight - featuring grand views of gentle bays, wild cliffs and a pelican
Amateur film 1930 12 mins Silent Location: Isle of Wight
Join these jolly off-duty funsters as they lark about both on and off the Isle of Wight - with plenty of drinking, splashing about and tickling
Amateur film 1953 11 mins Silent Location: Bembridge Harbour
Join the Corders on a family holiday to the Isle of Wight - complete with beaches, boats and a rare glimpse of an all-metal flying Princess
News 1985 6 mins Location: Falmouth
Singer Simon Le Bon and his rescuer Navy diver Larry Slater are interviewed in Falmouth after the capsizing of the yacht Drum.
News 1970 4 mins Location: Ventnor
The Pacific Glory Supertanker's oil is threatening coastlines as it drifts in the sea off the Isle of Wight.
Drama 2023 2 mins
A group of young Black boys run into a building. One of them is about to do the unimaginable.
Romance 2023 2 mins
A queercore romance - a visceral and immersive exploration of the power of the mosh pit and finding love in the most unlikely of places.
Charity appeal 1939 10 mins
Long thought lost, this Powell-directed promotional short for a veteran’s charity was only rediscovered in 2003.
Documentary 1941 6 mins
A poignant, stirring letter from a recently deceased pilot to his mother is read by John Gielgud.
Comedy 2023 2 mins
En-route to her hen weekend, bride-to-be Faye kills the vibe with a bombshell confession.
Documentary 2023 2 mins
An insight into Daytimers, the South Asian DJ collective that are breaking new ground in Britain.