The Media Archive for Central England is the public screen archive for the East and West Midlands. An independent charity and company based at the University of Lincoln, MACE acquires, catalogues, preserves and makes widely available moving image materials that inform our understanding of the diverse cultures and histories of communities between the Lincolnshire coast and the Welsh border.
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Is the sale of celebrity endorsed tennis gear a big racket or a match winning ace?
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In 1980 tennis player Bjorn Borg was at the height of his powers and on his way to a fifth consecutive Wimbledon title. It's an accepted fact now that a top sports star will want to cash in on their fame with branded sportswear. Back in 1980 that idea was newsworthy enough for ATV Today to send top reporter John Swallow to a Stoke-on-Trent sports shop to find out exactly how much it would cost to emulate the look of the Swedish maestro.
Sport 1971 9 mins Location: Torquay
A young pretender takes on the Wimbledon Champion
Sport 1951 22 mins
Extended highlights from the 1951 Wimbledon Tennis Championships
Sport 1947 23 mins Location: Wimbledon
An account of the 1947 Wimbledon tennis championship
Sport 1954 47 mins Location: Hampton
Wimbledon 1954, from the meticulous preparation of the 16 tennis courts to the finals and the glory on Centre Court.
Non-Fiction 1926 1 mins Silent
The future King George VI takes to the court at Wimbledon Tennis Championships.
News 1977 5 mins Location: Paignton
It's a question of Sue: tennis player Sue Barker competes against an American opponent in the Ladies Indoor Tennis BP Cup.
1969 14 mins Location: Stoke-on-Trent
If affluence creates its own junkyard, can man also use wealth to restore ecology?
Cinemagazine 1962 10 mins Location: Llandaff
From Llanduff to Castleford on an intriguingly odd tour of the UK's coal industry
News 1980 3 mins Location: Stoke-on-Trent
The return of the 'Knotty': the long lost North Staffordshire Railway is reborn at Cheddleton.
Documentary 1975 24 mins Location: Twycross Zoo
The British are crazy about their animals: Molly drinks tea with her chimps, Sylvia dyes her tiny poodle pink and Malcolm sings to his pigs.
Cinemagazine 1960 9 mins Location: Stoke-on-Trent
Pits, quoits and 'Cosie' the hungry baby bear - this cinemagazine offers some wonderful vignettes of life beyond the 'face'.
Government sponsored film 1945 11 mins Silent Location: Hackney
A wartime magazine made to motivate and inform war workers, commissioned by the Ministry of Information in 1942 and exclusively screened in factories.
Action and Adventure 1923 28 mins Silent Location: Tilbury
Plotting world domination, Devil Doctor Fu-Manchu steals plans for a new aero-torpedo in this earliest surviving thrill-a-minute serial instalment.
Inside Film 2024 16 mins
Filmmakers Jane Giles and Ali Catterall discuss their documentary Scala!!!, revisiting the legendary and inspirational cinema venue and some of the most notorious films that screened there.
Drama 2023 2 mins
A group of young Black boys run into a building. One of them is about to do the unimaginable.
Romance 2023 2 mins
A queercore romance - a visceral and immersive exploration of the power of the mosh pit and finding love in the most unlikely of places.
Charity appeal 1939 10 mins
Long thought lost, this Powell-directed promotional short for a veteran’s charity was only rediscovered in 2003.
Documentary 1941 6 mins
A poignant, stirring letter from a recently deceased pilot to his mother is read by John Gielgud.