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Rate Rebates 1969
Zippy public information animation on how to keep up with the Joneses - by getting a rebate on rates.
Public Information Filler 1969 1 mins
Swift advice is doled out in this animated public information filler, complete with catchy rhymes. Our hero proclaims himself to be skint when the rent is due, so his wife suggests asking neighbour Mr Jones, who also has four cute cartoon kids. It would be difficult to forget how to get a rebate in 1969 - this typical public information short is winningly memorable. Now replaced by council tax in most of the UK, rates still apply in Northern Ireland.
This government film is a public record, preserved and presented by the BFI National Archive on behalf of The National Archives, home to more than 1,000 years of British history.
Animation Goes to Work
Public Information Filler 1973 1 mins
Who needs to talk to strangers when you're the only one who can understand the garbled mewling of your best buddy cat, Charley?
Animation & Artists Moving Image 1973 1 mins
If you can't stand the heat, Charley, get out of the kitchen and spread your message
Comedy 1973 22 mins
Pythons join Frank Muir, Connie Booth and Willie Rushton celebrating the Guinness Book of Records.
Animation & Artists Moving Image 1967 4 mins
Yo-yo, Pogo and Splat (guess which one's the lemon head?) feature in this innovative stop-motion railway safety film
Animation & Artists Moving Image 1968 12 mins
It’s the 60s – what better way to sell wool than animating a spurious fable about a mile-high naked princess?
Animation & Artists Moving Image 1969 6 mins Location: Liverpool
An animated call to arms against factory closures on Merseyside, mixing Terry Gilliam-style stomping feet with agitprop angst.
Industry sponsored film 1960 24 mins
A new luxury express is put through its paces. This film looks over the shoulders of the select band of craftsmen, engineers and operators, whose combined skills try to ensure that a train journey is a delightful experience.
Documentary 1973 15 mins
British Transport Films record the varied daily lives of their neighbours as seen from the high roof of their building in London’s Marylebone.
Industry sponsored film 1957 20 mins
Illustrating the efficiency of express freight trains, and how they link manufacturers with their customers at the other end of Britain.
Documentary 1952 30 mins
Examining a day in the life of what was then the busiest railway system in the world – British Railways.
Travelogue 1953 21 mins Location: York
The Stationmaster at York guides us through a typical day, from dawn to dusk.
Industry sponsored film 1957 9 mins
A 1957 film examining the future for British Railways, and some of the opportunities provided by a new modernisation plan.