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Splendid scenes of Londoners letting off steam around the capital - but where, exactly?
Non-Fiction 1926 2 mins Silent
The Whitsun holiday of 1926 prompted these splendid newsreel scenes of Londoners letting off steam around the capital - but where exactly were they shot? A gigantic fun fair - on Hampstead Heath perhaps? Urchins in short trousers enjoying a sand pit and paddling pool. Steamers at the Embankment (okay, that one's easy), and, most mysterious of all, an exotic Thames island paradise, with palm trees, pleasure boats, and an impromptu performance from the Golden Guinea girls...
Golden Guinea was a brand of French sparkling wine in the 20s, hence the girls' ingenious grape-themed costumes - a quirky piece of advertising!
School programme and Educational film 1955 11 mins Location: Finchley
Everyday family life in suburban North London - as seen by folk learning English in the 1950s.
Instructional film/TV programme 1983 1 mins
Two young BMX-ers nearly come a cropper in this short and shocking cycling safety film.
1963 3 mins Silent
Back in 1963, record shops were a place to hang out with friends and hear the latest pop tunes, with no pressure to buy.
Public Information Filler 1947 2 mins
A witty, eccentric guide to safety on two wheels under the watchful eye of a pedalling angel.
Public Information Filler 1950 3 mins
The car-free, Kodachrome streets of 1950s London offer an idyllic environment for acting out the 'wrongs' of cycling safety.
Amateur film 1945 9 mins Silent Location: Southwark
Step into the aftermath of a WWII bombing raid in south London in this startling amateur film.
Non-Fiction 1912 0 mins Silent Location: London
Journalists congregate outside the Japanese embassy in London following the announcement of the death of the Emperor Meiji.
Comedy 2014 16 mins Location: London
Geeky Pavan takes his 'English Rose' on a date to the most authentic Indian restaurant in the city. To his horror she goes off-menu, in Hindi...
Non-Fiction 1901 1 mins Silent Location: London
Capital scenes thanks to Victorian filmmakers
1899 2 mins Silent Location: London
A sports day gives the young residents of the Foundling Hospital a chance to let off steam
Non-Fiction 1900 1 mins Location: London
Londoners turn out in their thousands to greet the returning Boer War hero after his famous defence of Ladysmith
Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee - Paul - York Road - Bands Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee - Paul - York Road - Bands
Non-Fiction 1897 1 mins Silent Location: London
The Band of the First Life Guards approaches Westminster Bridge during Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee.
Drama 2020 12 mins
A teenage boy trails a group of young hustlers, thinking one of them may be his anonymous hook-up for the night.
Drama 2019 25 mins
Amongst the young members of a swimming team, the onset of puberty brings unwanted challenges.
Drama 2018 12 mins
When Little Jia is asked to read his essay about how he spent Women's Day with his mother out loud in class, he has to hide the sad truth that only his friend Dong knows.
Drama 2018 23 mins
Two teenage boys in a Malaysian boarding school wrestle with the challenges of bullying and identity.
Fantasy 2019 15 mins
A Chinese-American restaurant worker falls in love with an 18th century Qing dynasty god, who visits him at night and leads him on a journey of sexual awakening and self-discovery.
Red Aninsri; Or, Tiptoeing on the Still Trembling Berlin Wall Red Aninsri; Or, Tiptoeing on the Still Trembling Berlin Wall
Drama 2020 30 mins
A transgender sex worker is assigned an undercover mission to investigate a student activist.