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Guinness - Shipwright Version 1
Stout Geordie shipwright Martin Welsh opts for stout after work in this regional TV spot.
Advert 1960 1 mins
A northern accent on television? Outrageous! Don’t worry, this commercial was focussed on a specific broadcast region, and in Version 2 the exact same visuals were used to introduce the same actor as Ian Scott, with a voiceover in perfect Received Pronunciation. Guinness frequently used multiple versions of the same advert to hone in on their target audience.
The advert plays with the unspoken slogan of the brand’s past - “Guinness gives you strength” - without explicitly saying it for regulation reasons. Of course, follow the ad’s not so implicit logic through and surely both Martin and his identical twin Ian should be downing pints of the black stuff on the way to work?
Advert 1959 1 mins
A young Michael Caine bursts on to the scene as a cheeky soldier in this delightful advert for Watney's beer.
Advert 1976 1 mins
Pete and Dud prove to be stout football fans in this Guinness commercial recalling a great sporting moment - however fleeting.
Advert 1978 1 mins
An example of the long-running Brooke Bond PG Tips advertising campaign, with talking chimpanzees dressed as humans.
Advert 1955 1 mins
An RAF squadron are alerted to an attack. Flying toucans raid the officers mess and fly off with glasses of Guinness.
Advert 1935 5 mins Silent
What seems a charming stop-motion rhapsody for Bourn-vita chocolate reveals some unpleasant racial insensitivity.
Advert 1900 1 mins Silent
One of the earliest surviving British adverts
Amateur film 1948 16 mins Silent Location: Hebburn
A wonderfully sophisticated take on the wedding film crafted by a Tyneside musician for his brother and a stylish bride.
Industry sponsored film 1972 9 mins Silent Location: Hebburn
The Swan Hunter shipyard celebrates the launch of a tanker built to serve the Come By Chance oil refinery in Newfoundland.
Amateur film 1954 16 mins Silent Location: Hebburn
Explore the gleaming new interiors of the Tyne-built cargo ship Innesmoor.
Amateur film 1952 13 mins Silent Location: Hebburn
A class act on the stage as school boys in drag tackle Gilbert and Sullivan’s swashbuckling opera.
Opening of the St. Aloysius Infant School, Hebburn Opening of the St. Aloysius Infant School, Hebburn
Non-Fiction 1928 7 mins Silent Location: Hebburn
A vivid portrait of a tough working Tyneside community in Hebburn at the opening of a Roman Catholic infant school.
Industry sponsored film 1963 31 mins Location: Hebburn
A spectacular send off for migrants on board the Northern Star, a new ocean liner built and launched on Tyneside.
Documentary 2021 13 mins
A poetic response to the experience of the Coronavirus pandemic, drawing on the collections of 12 UK film archives.
Promotional 2021 1 mins
The 65th BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express.
1955 17 mins Location: Brighton
Kids face the closure of their Brighton playground but fight back to reclaim it, with a little help from the iconic Volks Railway
Children's 1954 59 mins Location: Goudhurst
Child actor Mandy Miller shines in this children's adventure set in the traditional hop picking season in Kent.
Drama 2020 4 mins
A driver tries some small talk to connect with his Uber passenger, but ends up raising bigger issues.
Performance 1979 36 mins Location: Liverpool
Black music and culture in the community