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Shiraz: A Romance of India
Shiraz: A Romance of India
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Shiraz: A Romance of India

Historical drama1928106 mins

This epic silent film, telling the ravishing, romantic story behind the Taj Mahal, has been newly restored with a sumptuous new score from Anoushka Shankar.

Mildred
Mildred
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Mildred

Sponsored film196010 mins

A future Beatles director and former Goon script a beautifully designed comic cartoon for BP

Tropical Breezes
Tropical Breezes
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Tropical Breezes

Animation & Artists Moving Image193011 mins

A British Steamboat Willie? This early British sound cartoon might not have been the first, but it’s a cracker

Morecambe and Wise - Be Wise Don't Drink and Drive
Morecambe and Wise - Be Wise Don't Drink and Drive
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Morecambe and Wise - Be Wise Don't Drink and Drive

Public Information Filler19631 mins

Ernie tells Eric to ‘be wise’ and not drive home after their Christmas party

Peter's Picture Poems
Peter's Picture Poems
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Peter's Picture Poems

Animation & Artists Moving Image19173 mins

A star-spangled sock on the nose for Kaiser Wilhelm, as this wordplay propaganda cartoon meets war crimes with pun-ishment

Green Men, Yellow Woman
Green Men, Yellow Woman
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Green Men, Yellow Woman

Animation & Artists Moving Image19734 mins

Even Clark Gable doesn’t live up to his image in this off-beat cartoon about a woman fed up with the attentions of little green men

Rate Rebates 1969
Rate Rebates 1969
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Rate Rebates 1969

Public Information Filler19691 mins

Zippy public information animation on how to keep up with the Joneses - by getting a rebate on rates.

Fun on the Farm
Fun on the Farm
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Fun on the Farm

Advert19355 mins

Stop-motion cinema ad for Bourn-vita

Bee Boy
Bee Boy
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Bee Boy

Animation & Artists Moving Image20056 mins

Bee Boy is destined to spend eternity trapped inside a hive on top of a hill.

Is This Your Life?
Is This Your Life?
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Is This Your Life?

Amateur film19579 mins

An unusual and visually sophisticated commentary on the routine drabness and drudgery of everyday suburban existence.

Superted
Superted
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Superted

Children's19759 mins

Don’t tell the Spotty man but Superted has a new friend. A stop motion predecessor of the superhero teddy idea

Cubism
Cubism
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Cubism

Amateur film19812 mins

The puzzle that kick-started the 1980s comes to life in this amateur animation.

Animated Cotton
Animated Cotton
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Animated Cotton

Trick film19095 mins

Relax and unwind in rewind with this trick film – if you haven’t cottoned on yet all is not as it seems…

Be a Good Neighbour
Be a Good Neighbour
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Be a Good Neighbour

Animation & Artists Moving Image19776 mins Location: South Shields

An animation stuffed full of canine cracks promotes the Home Office Good Neighbour scheme in the 1970s.

Bertie's Cave
Bertie's Cave
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Bertie's Cave

Animation & Artists Moving Image192511 mins

A bedtime story for insects by a legend of natural history filmmaking

Tim Marches Back
Tim Marches Back
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Tim Marches Back

Government sponsored film19442 mins

A Peter Strausfeld animation, encouraging the public to use the telephone more sparingly in wartime.

Tracks
Tracks
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Tracks

Animation & Artists Moving Image198928 mins

A feminist collage/essay film that takes a critical look at certain feminist theories.

Air to Wear
Air to Wear
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Air to Wear

Advert19572 mins

As full of holes as his Aertex shirt, Uncle Jeff’s tall tales are captured in crayon in this animated cinema ad

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Commonwealth Tales
Song of Ceylon
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Commonwealth Tales

Vibrant snapshots of life in member states across the 20th century, both before and after the foundation of the Commonwealth. 

NHS on Film
NHS on Film
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NHS on Film

Film has the power to change lives – and even save them. No surprise, then, that moving images have played an important role in one of the world’s greatest public health services. 

1918 on Film
image from Battle Front in Britain (1918)
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1918 on Film

The final year of the war was a tough one for British film, but the industry did its patriotic best.