The South West Film and Television Archive (SWFTA) is the regional film archive for the South West of England. Established in 1993, SWFTA's core collection comprises of the combined programme libraries of Westward Television and TSW (Television South West). The archive also cares for a significant number of donated film collections, both amateur and professional, dating back to the early 1900s.
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Frankie Vaughan visits Bideford
Mr. Moonlight', Frankie Vaughan on flit to Bideford.
News 1976 1 mins Silent
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The famous singer and entertainer, Frankie Vaughan, surrounded by adoring fans, on a trip to the North Devon town of Bideford to open a new adventure playground at Pollyfield.
Frankie Vaughan had a lifelong career in entertainment as a singer and variety performer. He made many film and TV appearances and worked with Marilyn Monroe in the 1960s film "Let's Make Love". He is best remembered for his signature tune "Give me the Moonlight". He is also remembered for his charity work with youth groups.
Drama 1979 24 mins Location: London
Nerdy teenage mummy's boy David dreams of wowing the girls with his disco dance moves - but alas he was born with two left feet.
Eden Kane - Forget Me Not
Performance 1961 2 mins
Silver-suited 60s popster Eden Kane sings 'n' swaggers his way through his third Top 10 hit single in this fab full-colour jukebox film.
1967 32 mins
The multitalented actor, singer and songwriter discusses his new life in California and his countercultural values.
Dave Clark Five and Catch Us If You Can
News 1965 1 mins Silent Location: Bigbury
On set with The Dave Clark Five for John Boorman’s directorial debut.
1968 31 mins
The Manchester-born Monkee reflects on Britain and America in the aftermath of the shooting of Robert Kennedy.
The Flip Side
Current affairs 1964 25 mins Silent Location: Bridlington
A rave up, a ball, or just a plain old racket? The unseen side of the 1960s pop music business is revealed.
Seaside Traders at Westward Ho!
News 1962 5 mins Location: Westward Ho!
Seaside traders at Westward Ho! are none too happy about the turnout.
New Lundy Ferry at Bideford
News 1985 2 mins Location: Bideford
Bideford town celebrates the new Lundy ferry.
North Devon’s Heritage Coast
Home movie 1935 3 mins Silent Location: Bideford
A family holiday is filmed in and around Bideford.
News 1978 1 mins Silent Location: Bideford
Comedy 1919 35 mins Silent
A protective father masquerades as an automatic doll in this bonkers interwar comedy.
Spirit of Mayday
1937 11 mins Silent
May Day – a significant day for the labour movement – is covered by the cameras of the Film and Photograph League.
Cornelius Cardew 1936-1981
Performance 1986 55 mins
An exploration of the life and work of the controversial British composer.
1935 9 mins
Let it bleed? This exemplary education film gets to the heart of the matter.
U.A.B. (Workers Newsreel No.3)
Non-Fiction 1935 12 mins Silent
Punchy political film capturing mass protests against unemployment.
The Merry Month of May
1937 15 mins Silent
A spirited satire on the coronation of George VI made by members of the Film and Photograph League.
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