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Horse-drawn Traffic Viewed from Elevated Position
Webcam, Victorian style: high-angle film of London streets
Webcam, Victorian style: high-angle film of London streets (near Kings Cross at the junction of Euston Road and Pancras Road).
Sport 1896 0 mins Silent
A pioneering example of filmed news: from Epsom to the screen in record time
Interest film 1899 1 mins Silent
A big cat has to perform for its supper in this early actuality film
Non-Fiction 1900 0 mins Silent Location: Portsmouth
Take a good look at one of the era's largest warships - the hefty H.M.S. Powerful, back from the Boer War
Non-Fiction 1898 2 mins Silent Location: Belfast
A view down the High Street featuring the Albert Clock, a shot of Queen's Bridge and the docks
Non-Fiction 1897 1 mins Silent
A charming image of children paddling on a pebbly beach on a hot summer's day
Amateur film 1898 2 mins Silent
A pack of beagles are assembled for a hunt by their trainers and a huntsman
Documentary 1968 9 mins Silent Location: King's Cross Sta
Recreating its record-breaking 1928 journey between King's Cross and Edinburgh 40 years on, it's full steam ahead for The Flying Scotsman.
Amateur film 1998 5 mins Silent Location: King's Cross Sta
See the streets around King's Cross overun by protesters blocking traffic before partying in the name of community ownership.
Amateur film 1937 17 mins Silent Location: Dulwich
An aptly named scrapbook film featuring a train spotter's view of King's Cross around 1937, river journeys and Home Guard training
Drama 2001 13 mins Location: King's Cross Sta
Gripping drama about the tough life of teenage prostitute Kelly and the nightly risks she takes to make ends meet.
1924 11 mins Location: Limehouse
Part of Wonderful London, the BFI National Archive’s programme of restored London travelogues, filmed in the capital in the 1920s.
Drama 1996 20 mins Location: Farringdon Station
Ewan Bremner and Dexter Fletcher star as a pair of morbid fortune tellers in this modern tale of dark arts.
Action and Adventure 1923 28 mins Silent Location: Tilbury
Plotting world domination, Devil Doctor Fu-Manchu steals plans for a new aero-torpedo in this earliest surviving thrill-a-minute serial instalment.
Inside Film 2024 16 mins
Filmmakers Jane Giles and Ali Catterall discuss their documentary Scala!!!, revisiting the legendary and inspirational cinema venue and some of the most notorious films that screened there.
Drama 2023 2 mins
A group of young Black boys run into a building. One of them is about to do the unimaginable.
Romance 2023 2 mins
A queercore romance - a visceral and immersive exploration of the power of the mosh pit and finding love in the most unlikely of places.
Charity appeal 1939 10 mins
Long thought lost, this Powell-directed promotional short for a veteran’s charity was only rediscovered in 2003.
Documentary 1941 6 mins
A poignant, stirring letter from a recently deceased pilot to his mother is read by John Gielgud.