This film is part of Free
Arthur's Holiday Camp
‘Big hearted’ Arthur Askey fools around as he tries to get fit at a holiday camp in this sparkling advert for Gibbs SR toothpaste.
Advert 1949 2 mins Silent
That supreme ‘silly little man’ comedian Arthur Askey can’t hack the exercises at the gym, frustrating the beefy personal trainer with his feeble attempts to get active at a holiday camp health resort. But despite his puny frame and pigeon chest he still wows the ladies - as his teeth are so white - thanks to Gibbs SR toothpaste. Askey was a success on stage, screen and radio - and also found the transition to television an easy one. He was a familiar face in a series of entertaining adverts for Gibbs SR.
The Open Road
Advert 1926 10 mins Silent Location: York
There's no need to renew your socks with the Trojan Utility Car - you simply can't afford not to have one!
Advert 1969 1 mins
Travel to the Great Fair of London – with great fares on offer.
Advert 1934 16 mins Location: London
Romance blossoms over a discussion of fluid flywheels in this cinema ad for BSA cars, directed by Zoltan Korda.
Advert 1975 21 mins Location: Southampton
Enjoy this kaleidoscope of images taken aboard the MS Vistafjord - for an exclusive holiday cruise setting sail from Southampton
Advert 1972 1 mins
Take a trip with off-peak away day travel.
Advert 1933 11 mins Silent
Through the medium of poetry and music this 1930s advertising film shows there’s an Austin motor car for every aspect of life.
Drama 2020 21 mins
A young Palestinian woman crosses the Israeli border illegally to find her long-lost brother, who she hopes will be her ticket to a new life.
Charity appeal 2020 2 mins
Beautiful NHS fundraiser, setting Michael Rosen’s poem to powerful archive images.
Non-Fiction 1924 1 mins Silent Location: Woking
The UK's first purpose-built mosque welcomes a huge crowd of worshippers - and newsreel cameras!
Comedy 1914 9 mins Silent
A vicar is caught flirting with an improperly-dressed chorus girl in this saucy silent comedy.
Manchester's Welcome to the Imperial Yeomanry (1901) Manchester's Welcome to the Imperial Yeomanry (1901)
Non-Fiction 1901 4 mins Silent Location: Manchester
A volunteer cavalry regiment is enthusiastically welcomed home after active service in South Africa.
Non-Fiction 1901 2 mins Silent Location: Liverpool
All ashore! Passengers disembark and crew offload after a long Atlantic crossing.