The Media Archive for Central England is the public screen archive for the East and West Midlands. An independent charity and company based at the University of Lincoln, MACE acquires, catalogues, preserves and makes widely available moving image materials that inform our understanding of the diverse cultures and histories of communities between the Lincolnshire coast and the Welsh border.
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Labour, Tory or Alliance - where does the political allegiance of the West Midlands Chinese community lie?
Magazine and Review show 1985 8 mins
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The Conservative MP Roger King, his local Labour counterpart in Birmingham Robin Corbett and the community leader Billy Ko all have an opinion on where the Chinese vote is going but the most interesting voice in this report is that of the take-away owner worn down by his long working hours. Which political party is going to do something for him or the forgotten visitors to the Chinese community centre in Sparkbrook where language problems are the main concern?
Central Lobby was a long running political magazine series shown in the Central region of ITV from 23 September 1982. The reporter in this item is Mark Astaire.
Chinese Britain on Film
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A documentary about the benefits and influences of Chinese immigration on Britain’s home front.
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Magazine and Review show 1982 9 mins
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Amateur film 1930 20 mins Silent
Extra scenes from the Eng family's home movies, including trips to Germany and China
Amateur film 1930 14 mins Silent Location: Wembley
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News 1963 6 mins Location: Sparkbrook
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News 1975 4 mins Location: Leicester
He arrived in Britain with £3 and went on to become one of the richest business men in the Midlands. How did Amrat Parmar do it?
Industry sponsored film 1960 24 mins
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Documentary 1973 15 mins
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Industry sponsored film 1957 20 mins
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Documentary 1952 30 mins
Examining a day in the life of what was then the busiest railway system in the world – British Railways.
Travelogue 1953 21 mins Location: York
The Stationmaster at York guides us through a typical day, from dawn to dusk.
Industry sponsored film 1957 9 mins
A 1957 film examining the future for British Railways, and some of the opportunities provided by a new modernisation plan.
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