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.
Advert 1938 2 mins
A fun selection of vintage animated adverts promoting some of Britain's leading bicycle brands.
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.
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.
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.
Travelogue 1939 20 mins Location: London
London portrait becomes a love story
Documentary 1934 12 mins Location: London
Hunger marchers demonstrate and the London season opens: the contrast between rich and poor in 1930s Britain
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.
1923 6 mins Location: London
Guests step out in smart hats and sumptuous furs for a Jewish wedding at London’s Central Synagogue
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
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
Non-Fiction 1900 mins
An Edwardian Bolton Wanderers football team file onto a threadbare pitch
Advert 1972 1 mins Location: Newcastle upon Tyne
Workmen clean an oversized bottle perched on a factory chimney. At lunch, two beers are delivered to them by helicopter.
Non-Fiction 1930 1 mins Location: Liverpool
Liverpool students run riot for the annual rag race
Non-Fiction 1922 1 mins Location: Criccieth
PM David Lloyd George gets outdoors, hoeing potatoes in Criccieth, Wales
Travelogue 1951 9 mins
Travelogue following the historical route taken by Pilgrims from Winchester to Canterbury.
Factual TV 1969 55 mins
A terrible beauty: impressive early TV history programme looks at Ireland 1913-23.