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Mrs. Mopp Asks Why
In the national Interest - and your own - make clothes last longer!
Advert 1943 2 mins
Mrs Mopp, famed from the radio series It's That Man Again, receives advice about clothing care in wartime in this public information film. Entering the Housewives Advice Bureau she explains that she's having problems with her woollens and holds up a pair of shrunken long johns. Perhaps it's the water, the powder or the drying? The advisor shows Mrs Mopp how it should be done using a jumper as an example and - getting in some product placement - highlighting that Persil washing powder contains "the amazing oxygen washer for the whitest wash".
Ration Book Britain
Bampton Shows the Way
Government sponsored film 1941 18 mins Location: Bampton
Patriotic tale of a Devon village winning the war with carrot Christmas cake and granny's favourite recipe.
Bringing It Home
Documentary 1940 19 mins
Dad explains the reasons for rationing in an engrossing WWII propaganda short commissioned by Cadbury's.
Signs of the Times No.58
Advert 1941 4 mins
A curious blue lake, a wonder tablet, a river boat and a picnic essential - sounds like the beginning of a story!
Sketchbook of Fashion (Knights Castile Advert)
Advert 1940 2 mins
The key word in the book of fashion is simplicity
Filling the Gap
Animation & Artists Moving Image 1942 5 mins
No time to veg out – there's a war on. Get your vegetables out!
VE/VJ Don't Waste Bread
Public Information Filler 1945 0 mins
Crumbs! Victory celebrations give way to postwar austerity as shortages leave countries short of dough in more ways than one
The Lost Highway
Promotional 2019 10 mins
A wandering warrior dreams of a new form of expression, in this promo for UNKLE’s album The Road: Part II / Lost Highway Pt. II directed by Warren Du Preez and Nick Thornton Jones.
Colour on the Thames
1935 16 mins
A rare glimpse of 1930s London in colour: the Thames has never looked lovelier.
What's Missing from this Picture?
Advert 1946 1 mins Silent
Life is looking up! The war is over and the “Corona” Man can visit his “Corona” families once more, door-to-door.
Fun at Rhyl
Advert 1962 0 mins Location: Rhyl
Cinema advertisement for Marine Lake & Ocean Beach, Rhyl, a popular destination for crowds set on a day's fun on free rides.
Local Cinema Advertisements - Blaenau Ffestiniog and Merthyr
Advert 1942 7 mins Silent Location: Blaenau Ffestiniog
Who could deny these advertising claims: "Attractive hair is the ambition of every woman", and "Your family will enjoy Lincoln potatoes"?
Shippam's Three Beans
Advert 1955 1 mins
Operatic chickens, shrimps and salmon sing-a-long with a paste pot chorus in this vibrantly animated advert for Shippam's