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When you're waiting for the emergency call, time goes by so slowly...
Student film 1978 4 mins
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Time passes very slowly when you're a firefighter waiting for the emergency call. When the siren sounds, though, it's action stations - down the pole, into the vehicle, don the gear, and off and away! This short film featuring members of 'A' Division of Greater Manchester Fire Service shows us just how a firefighter's day can unfold.
Charity appeal 1934 8 mins Location: Southport
Windows of opportunity: how a charity aimed to improve the lives of blind and partially sighted people.
Advert 1928 10 mins Silent Location: Salford
Watching the soaps in Salford, the "birthplace of a billion bubbles".
Amateur film 1945 11 mins Silent Location: Preston
Playing the beautiful game - the ladies from Lancashire demonstrate their skills.
Advert 1948 4 mins Location: Nelson
A tribute to Lancashire, land of industry, leisure, sublime landscape - and laundry detergent
Documentary 1973 54 mins Location: Brentford
An insightful and understated television documentary following the lives of four Muslim families in Brentford, Manchester and Harrow.
1962 11 mins Location: Salford
Tugs and pilot draw a cargo-ship along the Manchester Ship Canal to the Port of Manchester, 36 miles inland.
Drama 2020 69 mins
After a huge argument and years of silence, two teenage boys living in Phuket meet up again by chance and gradually rebuild their relationship in this highly-acclaimed Thai TV series.
Drama 2020 84 mins
Episode 4 of a highly-acclaimed Thai TV series about two friends navigating love, friendship and identity.
Drama 2020 76 mins
Episode 3 of a highly-acclaimed Thai TV series about two friends navigating love, friendship and identity.
Drama 2020 83 mins
Episode 5 of a highly-acclaimed Thai TV series about two friends navigating love, friendship and identity.
Drama 2020 73 mins
Episode 2 of a highly-acclaimed Thai TV series about two friends navigating love, friendship and identity.
Drama 2019 33 mins
China in the early 1990s. By day, Chen Shi is a man employed in a textile workshop. At night, she is a woman in a red dress. One evening, she falls in love with a man she meets at a dance hall.