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Plain Man's Guide to Advertising
Does your home suffer from BO? This gag filled pastiche of the ad industry is happy to nibble the hand that feeds it
Animation & Artists Moving Image 1962 20 mins
Don’t put the kettle on, you’ll mess the ad break! Though our “plain man” walks into a cinema at the start of the film it is TV advertising that is firmly skewered in this gag-filled pastiche. The creatives behind it have their target so squarely in their sights because it was how they made their living. Bob Godfrey had set up Biographic Cartoon Films to capitalise on the arrival of commercial television in 1955, but this and other independent shorts is evidence of his desire to move onto bigger and better things.
Animation & Artists Moving Image 1979 12 mins
A relationship liable to blow up at any moment is at the heart of this animated short about a man and an inflatable sex doll
The Christmas Visitor
Animation & Artists Moving Image 1958 7 mins
The Night Before Christmas meets Toy Story in this charming British cartoon from 1958.
Animation & Artists Moving Image 1967 7 mins
A nutty professor meets a very hungry caterpillar in this animated chase cartoon brimming with swinging 60s backdrops.
Dear Margery Boobs
Animation & Artists Moving Image 1977 5 mins
Agony Aunt finds her romantic match in a man with increasingly complicated sex fantasies.
Animation & Artists Moving Image 2012 4 mins
Gothic-tinged animation, presenting the final day of a fox, who is being sentenced to death for murdering his rabbit lover.
The Mail Goes Through
Animation & Artists Moving Image 1947 10 mins
Witness the no-so-great train robbery in this post-war cartoon, produced "in glorious monochrome"
Olivia Hussey and Leonard Whiting Q&A for Shakespeare Lives
Inside Film 2016 31 mins
The stars of Franco Zeffirelli’s Romeo and Juliet are reunited on stage for the first time since 1968 as part of the BFI and British Council’s Shakespeare on Film.
Amateur film 1965 11 mins Location: Redhill Aerodrome
The skies above Redhill are abuzz with planes as the fliers of Surrey's Tiger Club perform an aerial show for the crowds below
Brighton Seaside - Airshow & Silver Jubilee in Bromley
Amateur film 1977 11 mins Location: Brighton
Tony Mitchell captures a variety of events during Jubilee year - including day trips to Brighton and a bunting covered London as well as an accident at an airshow
This is Bournemouth
Promotional 1969 17 mins Location: Bournemouth
Bournemouth. A holiday resort that’s got the lot. Sunshine, sandy beaches, gardens, shops, fine dining and entertainment - with sports stars and a few beauty queens thrown in
The Building of the Eastern Road flyover on the M27
Amateur film 1970 7 mins Location: Hilsea
The roads around Portsmouth are about to be transformed with concrete and steel in this 1970 film from W J Evans.
A Tour of Conservative Wards in Southampton
Amateur film 1935 14 mins Location: Southampton
A Tory MP and his wife meet their female battalions in a tour of Southampton's wards - while Stanley Baldwin lends his own support at an outdoor fete