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The Flip Side
A rave up, a ball, or just a plain old racket? The unseen side of the 1960s pop music business is revealed.
Current affairs 1964 25 mins Silent
This ground-breaking World in Action documentary ventured behind the scenes to lay bare the music business just as the beat boom exploded. Featuring fab sounds and revelations from industry insiders, this is essential viewing for all 60s pop fans. Look out for rare interview footage of legendary eccentric independent producer Joe Meek, and poignant lamentations from faded stars Terry Dene and Ricky Valance.
Rolling Stones sound-alikes The Four Plus One - seen here visiting the hairdressers - only cut one single and it missed the charts altogether. But two of the band members - Keith West and Junior Wood- went on to greater success in the influential British psychedelia band Tomorrow.
Drama 1979 24 mins Location: London
Nerdy teenage mummy's boy David dreams of wowing the girls with his disco dance moves - but alas he was born with two left feet.
Eden Kane - Forget Me Not
Performance 1961 2 mins
Silver-suited 60s popster Eden Kane sings 'n' swaggers his way through his third Top 10 hit single in this fab full-colour jukebox film.
1967 32 mins
The multitalented actor, singer and songwriter discusses his new life in California and his countercultural values.
Dave Clark Five and Catch Us If You Can
News 1965 1 mins Silent Location: Bigbury
On set with The Dave Clark Five for John Boorman’s directorial debut.
1968 31 mins
The Manchester-born Monkee reflects on Britain and America in the aftermath of the shooting of Robert Kennedy.
Children's 1984 58 mins Director: Jack Grossman
Home taping almost kills music as a schoolboy band's dreams of talent show glory may be scuppered by video piracy.
Non-Fiction 1962 8 mins Silent Location: Bridlington
A 1960s snapshot of local family fishermen in the East Yorkshire port of Bridlington
The Flying Squadrons of Bempton Cliffs
Interest film 1921 11 mins Silent Location: Flamborough Head
Fearless Yorkshiremen and women scale Bempton cliffs in search of sea birds' eggs.
City of Bradford Presents
Non-Fiction 1928 1 mins Silent Location: Bridlington
Lifeboats adopted by Inner City sponsors
A Merry Xmas
Home movie 1957 10 mins Silent Location: Bridlington
A little girl’s joy at Xmas in post-war rationing Britain, with the empty pillow case delivering a dolls house, and sledging at the seaside.
Two Weeks Clear
Documentary 1973 52 mins Location: Overton
As a coachload of miners drain a crate of beer each on a trip to Scarborough, several talk onions, another hustles at darts and one acts the clown.
Yorkshire Tour No. 2
Documentary 1972 25 mins Location: Bridlington
Having given up the ghost as Martin Hopkirk, Kenneth Cope provides the banter as we tour Yorkshire, while maverick show jumper Harvey Smith helps decipher the Yorkshire ethos.
Comedy 1919 35 mins Silent
A protective father masquerades as an automatic doll in this bonkers interwar comedy.
Spirit of Mayday
1937 11 mins Silent
May Day – a significant day for the labour movement – is covered by the cameras of the Film and Photograph League.
Cornelius Cardew 1936-1981
Performance 1986 55 mins
An exploration of the life and work of the controversial British composer.
1935 9 mins
Let it bleed? This exemplary education film gets to the heart of the matter.
U.A.B. (Workers Newsreel No.3)
Non-Fiction 1935 12 mins Silent
Punchy political film capturing mass protests against unemployment.
The Merry Month of May
1937 15 mins Silent
A spirited satire on the coronation of George VI made by members of the Film and Photograph League.