This film is part of Free
A fanfare to the new National Health Service
Public Information Filler 1948 1 mins
"Don't Forget Choose Your Doctor Now." With Monday 5th July 1948 - inaugural date of the new, free National Health Service - looming, this effective short public information trailer hammers home the urgency of citizens playing their part. The film was shown in cinemas in the run-up to the big day, as part of a wider media campaign.
NHS on Film
Dust - Miners' Disease
1973 28 mins
Dark shadows in miners' lungs and lives, as the threat of pneumoconiosis is made worse by changes to the benefits that compensate for its effects.
Blood Donor : Glenda and Ernie
Public Information Filler 1981 3 mins
Glenda Jackson makes a song and a dance about giving blood – in a wise-cracking double act with Ernie Wise.
Dr Marc Slee
Cinemagazine 1968 14 mins Location: Witney
Behind the scenes at the new Witney Health Centre where GPs, midwives, district nurses and social workers work efficiently under one roof.
The Traditions of a Surgeon at Christmas
Amateur film 1962 17 mins Silent Location: Cambridge
The filmic memoirs in Cambridgeshire of heart surgeon Christopher Parish and his family, beginning with Christmas traditions, and including a royal visit. The year is 1962.
Aids - Monolith
Public Information Filler 1985 1 mins
Portentous imagery and John Hurt’s grave voiceover define this key film from a £5 million campaign to combat the growing AIDs epidemic.
Health at the Centre
Documentary 1974 8 mins Location: Walton-on-Thames
The latest developments in healthcare on show at Walton-on-Thames community health centre
Clothes to Please
News 1963 1 mins Location: Devon
Responses to questions about dressing to please are of their day.
Farming through the Seasons - Dipping, Shoeing and Market
Amateur film 1963 16 mins Silent Location: Kirkby Stephen
Sheep dipping, horse shoeing, and other Cumbrian farming scenes.
Launch of HMS Resolution Submarine
Amateur film 1966 3 mins Silent Location: Barrow-In-Furness
A prestigious occasion for the Vickers Armstrong shipyard in Barrow-in-Furness.
Amateur film 1972 19 mins Silent Location: Bickershaw
Mud and music at Wigan's answer to Woodstock.
Exotic Pet Shop
News 1981 4 mins Location: Truro
A shop owner in Truro sells unusual pets.
Friend of the Little Tortoises
News 1961 5 mins Location: Exmouth
Kay Gray of Exmouth is interviewed about her campaign to stop the transportation of tortoises.