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The Punk Kebab Documentary
Subverted and amusing piece about the history of kebabs, infused with a punk flavour.
Drama 1977 13 mins
Starring The Nipple Erectors and The Maniacs and born in the year of punk, this is a documentary about kebabs with an anarchic approach.
Look out for footage of a young Shane MacGowan at the very dawn of his career, in the short-lived punk band The Nipple Erectors (later known as the Nips). Editor Carl Haber has had an established career and founded the Rome International Film School.
Documentary 1983 12 mins Location: Brixton
Punk rebellion and anarchy with Peterborough-based punk band The Destructors, six years after their formation.
Punk In 60 Seconds
Promotional 2016 1 mins
Anarchy in the UK… This rare footage presents a short blast of the punk energy that took over the streets of Britain in the late 1970s.
Music video 1980 24 mins Location: Great Yarmouth
Four rowdy teen punks tussle with the girls they fancy in this energetic pop music film shot on the seafront at Great Yarmouth.
Amateur film 1981 12 mins Silent Location: Chelsea
Punks find their turf invaded by New Romantics in the final part of Captain Zip's seminal Video Trip.
Punk Can Take It
Promotional 1979 19 mins
This power-packed promotional film for the UK Subs also showcases the distinctive talents of unconventional writer and director Julien Temple.
We're No Angels
Amateur film 1979 16 mins Silent Location: Camden Town
The punks go shopping in this evocatively dingy entry in Captain Zip's seminal Video Trip.
Changing of the Guards and London Zoo
Amateur film 1930 4 mins Silent Location: Buckingham Palace
A typical tourist day out in London to see the changing of the guards which ends with feeding polar bears and triumphant elephant rides.
May Pole Dance July 1956; Picnic Trip to Finchley July 1956; London Zoo Aug 1956; Windsor Castle Sept 1956
Home movie 1956 13 mins Silent Location: Brent
Four films capturing a family summer in 1956, with highlights coming from London Zoo, where a very different attitude to animal care is on display.
Women's March through London
Non-Fiction 1915 2 mins Silent Location: Buckingham Palace
"Three cheers to our gallant soldiers", proclaim suffragette marchers as they rally to show their willingness to help the war effort.
Gaumont Graphic No. 406
Non-Fiction 1915 5 mins Silent Location: Buckingham Palace
This intriguing and beautifully-shot newsreel features sea-faring heroes, feisty females and a generous lick of paint for a Mississippi steamship.
Non-Fiction 1914 1 mins Silent Location: Buckingham Palace
The campaign for women's suffrage steps up as Emmeline Pankhurst is arrested at the gates of Buckingham Palace.
London's Free Shows
Travelogue 1924 8 mins Location: Westminster
Part of Wonderful London, the BFI National Archive’s programme of restored London travelogues, filmed in the capital in the 1920s.
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.