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Is the sale of celebrity endorsed tennis gear a big racket or a match winning ace?
News 1980 3 mins
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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.
Tennis on Film
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.
Animation & Artists Moving Image 1936 8 mins
Spoiler alert! The fox is always going to outsmart the hounds in this delightful, balletic cartoon that heads from the countryside into 1930s suburbia.
Animation & Artists Moving Image 1936 9 mins
Carmen get your cartoon opera fix in this (very!) loose version of Bizet’s classic tale of romance and treachery.
Animation & Artists Moving Image 1909 4 mins
Toy Story meets Fatal Attraction in this tale of an Edwardian childhood romance scuppered by poor finances and a stalking dolly
Animation & Artists Moving Image 1940 8 mins
Who does he think he’s kidding? This parodic day-in-the-life portrait of Mr Hitler is one of the very few British examples of comic cartoon propaganda from WW2.
Animation & Artists Moving Image 1919 10 mins Silent
Remember when Charlie Chaplin went into space? Reality is no obstacle in this endlessly inventive silent cinema cartoon of the 'Little Tramp'
Animation & Artists Moving Image 1925 6 mins
1920s canine icon Bonzo the Dog tests the Entente Cordiale to the limit in this silent British cartoon
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