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.
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
Home movie 1950 12 mins Location: Cornwall
Catalonia is one of the destinations in Lewis Rosenberg's original home-movie which features beaches, bullfights and Barcelona
Home movie 1936 11 mins Location: London
The notorious Battle of Cable St kicks off this film from 1936 which also shows young Basque refugees and a Communist Summer Camp in rural Kent
Amateur film 1929 14 mins
Amateur film of the passage to India - complete with guest appearance by Gandhi
Animation & Artists Moving Image 2001 4 mins
The tale of a quest to free Napoleon Bonaparte from exile on the island of St Helena, including fresh insight into the mystery of The Emperor's pickled private parts.
Animation & Artists Moving Image 1956 3 mins
Barclays advise West African farmers on where to keep their money via a catchy highlife song and crisp cartoon modern design
Advert 1924 4 mins
Kodak pocket cameras provide the perfect substitute for a budding portrait artist with little drawing talent. Based on the drawings of Harold Bateman.
Advert 1925 3 mins
Any Old No. 1 is not good enough for our everyman who insists on Shell motor oil and motor spirit for his car.
Advert 1975 0 mins
Three children stamp the ice cream packs with a "2p off" stamp. Look out for the special packs!