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Jack the Ripper
Screaming Lord Sutch belts out his bloodthirsty, Joe Meek-produced single in this splendidly tasteless full-colour promo film
Promotional 1961 3 mins
Waving his plastic knife at a sultry assortment of pseudo-Victorian 1960s dollybirds, theatrically-inclined pop singer Screaming Lord Sutch gives it his all here, hammily prowling about the studio in full horror make-up, top hat and cape, unleashing an unforgettable performance of his macabre Joe-Meek-produced shock-rock single for the cameras of Cinebox, a rival film jukebox to the Scopitone.
Banned by the BBC upon its release on the Decca label in 1963, this distinctive, diggable and thoroughly disreputable record missed the charts entirely. Perhaps the world wasn't yet ready for pop songs about serial killers. But flamboyantly festooned with creepy sound effects and haunting echo-drenched production by noted eccentric independent music producer Joe Meek, it still sounds fresh, exciting and downright weird today.
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.
1979 48 mins Location: Belfast
The Undertones and Stiff Little Fingers play live in this vivid music doc capturing all the vibrancy of the 1970s Northern Irish punk scene.
Documentary 1981 22 mins Location: Handsworth
Followers of the Rastafari way of life bring tales of Haile Selassie, Jah and Zion to the streets of inner-city Birmingham.
1969 13 mins
The Bonzo Dog Band freak out at the farm and strange sounds abound in this cheery, charmingly childlike stream-of-consciousness music short.
Performance 1951 5 mins Location: Minnis Bay
Enjoy pre-dinner cocktails in the company of organ maestro Nick Olson, tickling the ivories at Uncle Tom's Cabin, Minnis Bay, Birchington.
Magazine and Review show 1963 6 mins Location: Plymouth
Love, Love me do! The Beatles twist and shout in Plymouth on the 10th date of their 1963 Autumn Tour.
Non-Fiction 1901 3 mins Silent Location: Sunderland
Durham Light Infantry veterans collect their medals for valour in the Boer War.
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