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?
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
Instructional film/TV programme 1960 7 mins
Light on his feet, Tony Mottram shows why he's one of Britain's most influential tennis coaches following a successful career as a tennis pro.
Sport 1951 22 mins
Extended highlights from the 1951 Wimbledon Tennis Championships
Non-Fiction 1920 7 mins Silent
Newsreel coverage of the finals of the 1922 Surrey County Championships in tennis at Surbiton
Scenes at the Walton-on-Thames Lawn Tennis Tournament Finals Day Scenes at the Walton-on-Thames Lawn Tennis Tournament Finals Day
Amateur film 1934 3 mins Silent Location: Walton-on-Thames
Amateur film of the final day of play at the Walton-on-Thames Tennis Tournament 1934.
1947 20 mins
Patrick Hughes shows how to become a better tennis player.
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.
Industry sponsored film 1960 24 mins
A new luxury express is put through its paces. This film looks over the shoulders of the select band of craftsmen, engineers and operators, whose combined skills try to ensure that a train journey is a delightful experience.
Documentary 1973 15 mins
British Transport Films record the varied daily lives of their neighbours as seen from the high roof of their building in London’s Marylebone.
Travelogue 1953 21 mins Location: York
The Stationmaster at York guides us through a typical day, from dawn to dusk.
Industry sponsored film 1957 20 mins
Illustrating the efficiency of express freight trains, and how they link manufacturers with their customers at the other end of Britain.
Documentary 1952 30 mins
Examining a day in the life of what was then the busiest railway system in the world – British Railways.
Industry sponsored film 1957 9 mins
A 1957 film examining the future for British Railways, and some of the opportunities provided by a new modernisation plan.
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