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Murder in the Air
“There is nothing you can beat about the Bush”: the wireless wows in this stylish ad for Bush Radio.
Advert 1935 4 mins Silent
The wireless wows in this stylish ad for Bush Radio in which the sound quality is so good that it tricks a policeman into believing a crime is taking place. Promising to “Get any programme you want… and forget the others”, the Bushranger model featured came in at 13 guineas – equivalent to almost £1000 today. While affordable not just for the super-rich, this price made it an aspirational lifestyle product of its day - out of reach for many working-class consumers.
Cinema Advertising Comes of Age
Advert 1946 5 mins Silent
Pun-filled cartoon cinema ad for radios
Advert 1941 5 mins
An amazingly complex cinema ad, disguised as a trailer for a film that never existed
Advert 1942 5 mins
Super soft-sell Persil ad, in the guise of a lush Technicolor essay on colour itself.
Advert 1935 4 mins
Pratfalls galore in rib-tickling commercial for Bush radios.
Advert 1940 3 mins Silent
This propaganda advert encourages housewives to use Persil, the powder that gives “longer life to your linens”.
Musical 1937 23 mins
A Co-op window dresser dreams of his mannequins coming to life in this musical fashion fantasy.
Drama 2020 21 mins
A young Palestinian woman crosses the Israeli border illegally to find her long-lost brother, who she hopes will be her ticket to a new life.
Charity appeal 2020 2 mins
Beautiful NHS fundraiser, setting Michael Rosen’s poem to powerful archive images.
Non-Fiction 1924 1 mins Silent Location: Woking
The UK's first purpose-built mosque welcomes a huge crowd of worshippers - and newsreel cameras!
Comedy 1914 9 mins Silent
A vicar is caught flirting with an improperly-dressed chorus girl in this saucy silent comedy.
Manchester's Welcome to the Imperial Yeomanry (1901) Manchester's Welcome to the Imperial Yeomanry (1901)
Non-Fiction 1901 4 mins Silent Location: Manchester
A volunteer cavalry regiment is enthusiastically welcomed home after active service in South Africa.
Non-Fiction 1901 2 mins Silent Location: Liverpool
All ashore! Passengers disembark and crew offload after a long Atlantic crossing.