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Jumping over Tennis Net
The grown-ups of the Passmore clan let out their inner children as they leap over a tennis net in this early home movie
The grown-ups of the Passmore clan let out their inner children as they leap over a tennis net in this early home movie, probably taken at the house of Herbert Passmore in Streatham.
The film is one of a collection of 15 home movies, mostly shot by Alfred Ernest Passmore (1867-1948) of his family at home and on holiday between 1902 and 1903.
Sport 1971 9 mins Location: Torquay
A young pretender takes on the Wimbledon Champion
Sport 1951 22 mins
Extended highlights from the 1951 Wimbledon Tennis Championships
Sport 1947 23 mins Location: Wimbledon
An account of the 1947 Wimbledon tennis championship
Sport 1954 47 mins Location: Hampton
Wimbledon 1954, from the meticulous preparation of the 16 tennis courts to the finals and the glory on Centre Court.
Non-Fiction 1926 1 mins Silent
The future King George VI takes to the court at Wimbledon Tennis Championships.
News 1977 5 mins Location: Paignton
It's a question of Sue: tennis player Sue Barker competes against an American opponent in the Ladies Indoor Tennis BP Cup.
Non-Fiction 1916 1 mins Silent Location: Streatham
Time for Britannia to get off the bus - the Queen is coming to Streatham
Documentary 1975 60 mins Location: Streatham
Meet Futuristic Fred, the celebrated fairground artist from Streatham.
Home movie 1903 1 mins Silent Location: Streatham
In the year the Wright Brothers made their first flight, an Edwardian family film themselves taking to the skies… sort of.
Promotional 1963 7 mins Location: Streatham
Streatham goes dancing on ice at the coolest place in town.
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.