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.
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Home movie 1935 3 mins Silent Location: Bideford
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Comedy 1896 1 mins Silent
A deft music hall act adapted for film, featuring the only known appearance of pioneer filmmaker Robert Paul
Advert 1985 2 mins
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Promotional 2019 10 mins
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1935 16 mins
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Advert 1946 1 mins Silent
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Cinema advertisement for Marine Lake & Ocean Beach, Rhyl, a popular destination for crowds set on a day's fun on free rides.
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