This film is part of Free
Riding on Air
A beautiful and evocative survey of cycling's golden years.
Documentary 1959 16 mins
Once upon a time, there was a man in a hurry... This charming assessment of Britain's bicycle industry illustrates the popularity of cycling both as transport (for business or pleasure) and for sport in the 1950s. Produced for the Foreign and Colonial Office at a time when one fifth of the population cycled, it showcases the forerunners of the modern bicycle and the very latest models.
- United Kingdom
Government sponsored film 1945 4 mins
Cycling stunts and sight gags in a music hall curio.
Cinema Adverts for Humber, Raleigh and Rudge Bicycles
Advert 1938 2 mins
A fun selection of vintage animated adverts promoting some of Britain's leading bicycle brands.
Raleigh: Alan Oakley
Documentary 1980 26 mins
Alan Oakley is the man that gave Britain the iconic Raleigh Chopper bike. This 1980 profile finds him moving from drawing board to boardroom.
Raleigh: Fred Mitchell
Documentary 1980 26 mins Location: Nottingham
Industrial relations and management's 'pound of flesh', on the shop floor of a large engineering firm in Nottingham.
Rudge-Whitworth - Britain's Best Bicycle
Advert 1902 1 mins
A gentleman cyclist learns the error of his ways in one of the earliest surviving British film advertisements.
School programme and Educational film 1972 21 mins
Innovation on two wheels - presenting the latest model of the design classic that reinvented British commuting.
Another Day, A Symphony of London Life
Travelogue 1939 20 mins Location: London
London portrait becomes a love story
The Turn of the Tide
Documentary 1934 12 mins Location: London
Hunger marchers demonstrate and the London season opens: the contrast between rich and poor in 1930s Britain
John Bull's Animated Sketch Book
Animation & Artists Moving Image 1916 2 mins Location: London
Bringing cartoons to life to illustrate the innocence of British propaganda as it accuses the Kaiser’s propaganda of being deceitful.
Marriage of Miss Rossalyn Weinbaum to Mr A. Goide
1923 6 mins Location: London
Guests step out in smart hats and sumptuous furs for a Jewish wedding at London’s Central Synagogue
Mr. Bernhard Baron
Non-Fiction 1928 1 mins Location: London
In the East End of London, crowds gather to watch Jewish millionaire Bernhard Baron unveil an important new building
Camping in Guernsey 1932
Home movie 1932 16 mins Location: Guernsey
A group of Jewish friends set sail for Guernsey - where they enjoy the cameraderie of outdoor camping, aerial sight-seeing and great surfing
1974 5 mins
Reporter Michèle Brown visits London's Western Hospital, where a computer is on the medical staff to help doctors with routine doctor\patient consultations.
Anti-smoking Campaign: Artery - Clogged
Public Information Filler 2003 1 mins
One of the most gruesomely memorable of all British anti-smoking promos depicts fat oozing out of nonchalant smokers' cigarettes.
1968 21 mins
The social and political revolutions of 1968 seem a long way from the musings of a moderate Tory on the NHS and government .
Anti-smoking Campaign (Wales): Janice
2003 1 mins
Straight-talking anti-smoking promo, which introduces us to Janice, a 51-year-old woman who uses a ventilator to breathe.
Smoking and Health - Woman
1968 1 mins
A well-to-do woman is unable to answer her child’s cries due to a coughing fit, in this exaggerated anti-smoking advert.
Wanted for Life
Documentary 1951 8 mins
A child's life is save through a blood transfusion and this incident demonstrate s the need for blood donors.