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Father Thames

Swans, boats and bridges are celebrated by lyrical commentary and fine images in this delightful tour of the Thames from “trivial” beginnings to torrential end.

Documentary 1935 17 mins

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Lovely film tracing the course of the Thames from its humble origins and featuring magnificent shots through the heart of the “grime of London”, from Hampton Court to Greenwich Palace. The lyrical commentary is a nice touch, while visual highlights include the Twickenham ferry, St Paul’s flanked by warehouses, the Pool of London and the estuary docks.