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.
This government film is a public record, preserved and presented by the BFI National Archive on behalf of The National Archives, home to more than 1,000 years of British history.
NHS on Film
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Documentary 1974 8 mins Location: Walton-on-Thames
The latest developments in healthcare on show at Walton-on-Thames community health centre
Comedy 1906 6 mins Silent
Chaos reigns as the removal men do their worst…
Science Fiction 1906 3 mins Silent
The lengths that some people will go to, just to avoid a speeding ticket… in this case to Saturn and back.
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Non-Fiction 1906 32 mins Silent Location: Aberdeen
Edward VII and Queen Alexandra open new buildings at Marischal College, Aberdeen
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Comedy 1906 7 mins Silent
Faking the ability to contact the dead proves to be a big mistake for one Edwardian charlatan.
Comedy 1902 1 mins Silent
Grandma sews a patch on her grandson’s trousers
1903 1 mins Silent
Four-year-old girl and boy dance a mean cakewalk