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Word of Mouth
Trips to the dentist are reimagined as Hellraiser-style horrors in this film aimed at helping dentists allay their patients’ fears.
1989 18 mins
This episode of a series called Dental Progress analyses the occasionally problematic relationship between dentists and their patients, with the aim of encouraging improved patient uptake. The film outlines the various reasons why patients might be apprehensive about keeping their appointments, illustrating their worst-imagined fears with a series of heightened scenes utilising horror film imagery.
As the film progresses the technique is enhanced by switching instantly back and forth between both the real and imagined realms, via atmospheric dissolves or instant jump-cuts, with its fantastic sequences seemingly inspired by contemporaneous horrors like Hellraiser (1987).
NHS on Film
Dust - Miners' Disease
1973 28 mins
Dark shadows in miners' lungs and lives, as the threat of pneumoconiosis is made worse by changes to the benefits that compensate for its effects.
Health at the Centre
Documentary 1974 8 mins Location: Walton-on-Thames
The latest developments in healthcare on show at Walton-on-Thames community health centre
Aids - Monolith
Public Information Filler 1985 1 mins
Portentous imagery and John Hurt’s grave voiceover define this key film from a £5 million campaign to combat the growing AIDs epidemic.
Aids - Iceberg
Public Information Filler 1987 1 mins
Simple and devastatingly effective, John Hurt narrates a key advert from Sammy Harari’s 1986 AIDS awareness campaign.
The District Nurse
Government sponsored film 1942 12 mins
An indefatigable district nurse crisscrosses her rural patch to tend to the sick at home and on the farm.
Dr Marc Slee
Cinemagazine 1968 14 mins Location: Witney
Behind the scenes at the new Witney Health Centre where GPs, midwives, district nurses and social workers work efficiently under one roof.
Windsor Safari Park and a visit to Blackpool
Amateur film 1971 5 mins Silent Location: Windsor
Join the Lee family as they tour Windsor Safari Park and its famous Dolphinarium in this film from 1971. Then follow them to Blackpool Beach for pony trekking and donkey rides.
Building the new library in Hythe
Amateur film 1962 2 mins Silent Location: Hythe
Hythe is the location for this short film which features a new library under construction as well as other views of this attractive Kent coast town
St Barbara's Royal Garrison Church and Hilsea Barracks
Amateur film 1963 6 mins Silent Location: Hilsea
Witness that last years of Hilsea Barracks in this short and wintry film from F Howard - featuring a community of buildings that have vanished from the map
Netley Marsh Steam Engine Rally 1976
Amateur film 1976 4 mins Silent Location: Netley Marsh
The hot summer of '76 is made even hotter by a line-up of working steam traction engines in this nostalgic film from R H Collins
Building Chichester's new County Library
Amateur film 1965 15 mins Silent Location: Chichester
The ancient city of Chichester's new and very modern public library rises from its concrete foundations in this fascinating film from the mid 1960s
Brickmaking at Pycroft Brickworks
Amateur film 1974 11 mins Location: Hayling Island
You'll be up to your knees in clay when you meet the Pyecrofts in this delightful film about a family brick making business on Hayling Island -