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
The Lost Highway
Promotional 2019 10 mins
A wandering warrior dreams of a new form of expression, in this promo for UNKLE’s album The Road: Part II / Lost Highway Pt. II directed by Warren Du Preez and Nick Thornton Jones.
Colour on the Thames
1935 16 mins
A rare glimpse of 1930s London in colour: the Thames has never looked lovelier.
What's Missing from this Picture?
Advert 1946 1 mins Silent
Life is looking up! The war is over and the “Corona” Man can visit his “Corona” families once more, door-to-door.
Fun at Rhyl
Advert 1962 0 mins Location: Rhyl
Cinema advertisement for Marine Lake & Ocean Beach, Rhyl, a popular destination for crowds set on a day's fun on free rides.
Local Cinema Advertisements - Blaenau Ffestiniog and Merthyr
Advert 1942 7 mins Silent Location: Blaenau Ffestiniog
Who could deny these advertising claims: "Attractive hair is the ambition of every woman", and "Your family will enjoy Lincoln potatoes"?
Shippam's Three Beans
Advert 1955 1 mins
Operatic chickens, shrimps and salmon sing-a-long with a paste pot chorus in this vibrantly animated advert for Shippam's
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