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A propaganda film from 1957 detailing USSR’s experiments with satellites as it stood on the cusp of space exploration.
Documentary 1957 4 mins
A propaganda film from 1957 detailing USSR’s experiments with satellites as it stood on the cusp of space exploration. Reporting on the progress of the Sputnik satellites, the film also shows the results of a test flight for the dog Damka, who would go on to become one of the first dogs in space.
Science Fiction 2014 mins
In this spectacular and unusual sci-fi short commissioned by the European Space Agency, a young apprentice in the art of terraforming planets is given a tutorial by her enigmatic master.
Comedy 1911 6 mins Silent
A leisurely drive turns into an out-of-this-world adventure for a newlywed couple and their robot chauffeur.
1961 20 mins
The USSR and the world react to the return of Yuri Gagarin from his first manned space flight on 12th April 1961.
Science Fiction 1913 60 mins Location: London
Britain's first full-length science fiction feature has been restored by the BFI National Archive and given a new score by composer Matthew Herbert, commissioned by the BFI and the BBC.
Children's 1929 14 mins Silent
The man in the moon learns about hygiene in this 1929 public information short promoting the benefits of all-electric mod cons.
Science Fiction 1902 11 mins Silent
A classic of early sci-fi providing an awe-inspiring and delightful account of man’s first mission to the Moon.
Charity appeal 2020 2 mins
Beautiful NHS fundraiser, setting Michael Rosen’s poem to powerful archive images.
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.
Spectators Promenading in Weston Park, Sheffield (1902) Spectators Promenading in Weston Park, Sheffield (1902)
Non-Fiction 1902 3 mins Silent Location: Weston Park
A stroll in the park for civilised city-dwellers in Edwardian South Yorkshire.
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.