Documentary198026 mins Location: South Shields
Captain Purvis muses on his long life as a river pilot and the generations of men in his family who guided ships on the Tyne.
Amateur film193519 minsSilent Location: Birmingham
A snapshot of Birmingham in 1935. From the pavement merchants of the Bull Ring to the thousands of small factories making the city the 'Workshop of the World'.
Cinemagazine19619 mins Location: Tottenham
A snapshot of Saturday afternoon football watched by thousands of adoring fans, plus contrasting scenes of Southport and Spurs players in training.
Documentary194120 mins Location: Stirling
Well-known landmarks such as Stirling Castle and Bannockburn fields feature in this propaganda film about Scotland during the Second World War.
Documentary19638 mins Location: Belfast
A picturesque journey on the boat train from Belfast to Larne to catch the Caledonian Princess by beloved Ballyclare filmmaker Archie Reid.
192411 mins Location: Limehouse
Part of Wonderful London, the BFI National Archive’s programme of restored London travelogues, filmed in the capital in the 1920s.
Documentary195321 minsSilent Location: Stockton-on-Tees
Portrait of an innovative housing renewal scheme in Stockton-on-Tees - on which rests the future of many an urban slum.
Home movie197715 mins Location: Ilkley
With the so-called ‘winter of discontent’ on the horizon, here we have summer contentment generated by the serenity and simple life of ‘God’s own county’.
Commercial Break: British Advertising on Screen
Few films capture our hopes, fears and desires in such a compact expressive form as the screen advertisement.
Exploring the films and filmmakers that broke the rules of cinema in the 1990s.
Tennis on Film
Quiet Please! Our unique collection serves up some nine decades of court action from Wimbledon and other UK tournaments.