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Keep Them Safe, Keep Them Happy
Sweet and touching wartime cinema appeal for 300,000 London children spending Christmas far from home.
Charity appeal 1939 2 mins Silent
It would take a stony-hearted viewer not to be touched by this sweet and unassuming appeal film for funds to create a fun-filled Christmas for London's evacuated children during WWII. Scenes of happy, healthy kids romping in haystacks serve to reassure anxious city parents that all is well with their distant charges, while the narrator's lilting tones make a persuasive tug on the purse-strings.
Tessa Dunlop: The Home Front
War 1939 9 mins
Summer 1939, and an ordinary family gets an alarming taste of war to come in this little-known Ealing Studios propaganda short.
London Can Take It!
Government sponsored film 1940 9 mins Location: London
Humphrey Jennings and Harry Watt’s famous GPO film is an enduring example of British self-mythology; a hymn to London’s resilience that helped persuade America to join the war.
Start a Land Club
Government sponsored film 1942 8 mins
The wartime potato shortage is addressed in this marvellous film from 1942 - exhorting workers and school children to lend a hand on local farms by joining Land Clubs.
Documentary 1941 20 mins Location: Stirling
Well-known landmarks such as Stirling Castle and Bannockburn fields feature in this propaganda film about Scotland during the Second World War.
V.E. Day May 8th & 9th 1945 – Thanksgiving Day May 14th 1945
Amateur film 1945 10 mins Silent Location: Gateshead
You can almost hear the cheers in this gorgeous silent film of VE day celebrations on the red, white and blue decked streets of Gateshead
1974 5 mins Silent Location: Norwich
Alan Partridge would have plenty to say on this look at conservation and redevelopment in Norwich city centre
Come with Me to Norwich
Travelogue 1953 20 mins Silent Location: Norwich
Norwich opens its gates to the amiable presence of Richard Dimbleby in this cinema travelogue
Tennis and Bowls at The Barclays
Home movie 1934 4 mins Silent Location: Norwich
1930s home movie of a tennis party with the Salter and Bird families at a country house in Norfolk.
Linda Mottram Interview
News 1975 4 mins Location: Norwich
Tennis pro Linda Mottram at the Robinson's International Tournament in Norwich in 1975 speaking about equal pay for women competitors.
Intercounties Hardcourt Singles Championship
Sport 1977 4 mins Location: Norwich
Norfolk is doing well in the top group at the Intercounties Hardcourt Singles Tennis Championships in Norwich. Anglia TV reports in 1977.
Short Tennis for Children
Sport 1979 8 mins Location: Norwich
Anglia TV report by Steve Rider in Norwich on 'short tennis', a new type of tennis to encourage children into the game.
The Over-amorous Artist
Sex comedy 1974 45 mins Location: Walton on the Hill
Sample smutty suburban hijinks of an ultra-low budget kind in this shamelessly seedy 1970s sex comedy
No Monkey Business
Comedy 1936 78 mins
A man goes ape when his boss' performing monkey is impounded by creditors.
Comedy 1969 101 mins Location: Camden
A hen-pecked inventor plots murder while he leads a bizarre double life as a bewigged playboy who runs a dating agency
Cinemagazine 1922 2 mins Silent
Will Hay and M’lita Dolores play a pair of spoiled brats squabbling over a menagerie of mechanical toys.
It All Goes to Show
Comedy 1970 27 mins Location: Margate
Arthur Lowe is hilarious as a hen-pecked husband in this cheeky seaside-set comedy, shot in Margate.
Comedy 1979 33 mins
The immortal Leonard Rossiter makes flatulence a fine art in this short, poignant comedy-drama from Hancock writers Galton and Simpson