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A woman bus conductor struggles to ignore her black American army officer lover.
Drama 1962 30 mins Silent
A tale of love won and lost told through a changing, often jaunty, soundtrack and location filming. Marlene collects tickets on a leafy suburban bus route. Swaggering Johnny is her easy-going but over-confident boyfriend and when he angers her, he refuses to let her be. Made in 1962, the interracial relationship in Top Deck is unusually upfront in its presentation of sexual attraction and passion.
Black Britain on Film
Non-Fiction 1902 4 mins Silent Location: Kingston upon Hull
The ornate pavilions of cinematographs, boxing booths and menageries at Hull Fair.
Non-Fiction 1964 2 mins Location: Gloucestershire
In Gloucester in January 1964, Astley Lloyd Blair makes history by becoming the first black special constable in Britain.
Drama 1999 14 mins
Troubled relationship amidst a background of a Jazz Club scene.
Performance 1979 36 mins Location: Liverpool
Black music and culture in the community
Musical 1964 70 mins Location: Liverpool
An incredibly joyous TV musical about a young woman's search for her long-lost cousin.
Music video 1962 3 mins
Jamaican dancer Fay Craig gets down to a bongo rhythym in this kitsch 1960s dance film.
Comedy 1896 1 mins Silent
A deft music hall act adapted for film, featuring the only known appearance of pioneer filmmaker Robert Paul
Advert 1985 2 mins
Take a fighter jet, a Top Gun pilot with sunglasses and a brand new SAAB 900 and you have a sure-fire vehicle to launch a Hollywood career.
Promotional 2019 10 mins
A wandering warrior dreams of a new form of expression, in this promo for UNKLE’s album The Road: Part II / Lost Highway Pt. II directed by Warren Du Preez and Nick Thornton Jones.
1935 16 mins
A rare glimpse of 1930s London in colour: the Thames has never looked lovelier.
1965 1 mins Location: York
A world away from zany humour, Richard Lester shows he can also capture the easy opulence of the upper class nibbling After Eight mints.
Advert 1946 1 mins Silent
Life is looking up! The war is over and the “Corona” Man can visit his “Corona” families once more, door-to-door.