Comedy193378 mins Location: Southwark Park
A star is born in this effervescent musical comedy that moves between Billingsgate Fish Market and the glamour of the film world.
Amateur film19388 minsSilent Location: Isle of Skye
Hardy salmon fishermen on the scenic shores of Skye work their nets in pursuit of a plentiful silver paycheck in this award winning early colour educational film from 1938.
Home movie19664 minsSilent Location: Welshpool/Y Trallwng
Take a trip to Welshpool and view this market town as it was in 1966. See the old shops, the cars, even a bubble gum dispenser, and then raise your eyes to the towering Powis Castle.
195517 mins Location: Brighton
Kids face the closure of their Brighton playground but fight back to reclaim it, with a little help from the iconic Volks Railway
Public Information Filler194819 mins
Hold please. Enter a distinctly British bureaucracy as the post-war Civil Service learns to be civil on the telephone
Non-Fiction19182 minsSilent Location: Rhyl
Having survived the menace of the First World War, Rhyl is assaulted by the watery forces of nature
Amateur film196012 minsSilent Location: Blackpool
Have a doggy treat - and meet some very well groomed visitors to Blackpool.
School programme and Educational film19738 mins Location: Cromer
An educational film about crab fishing at Cromer; from capture in a man-made crab pot to the shop counter ready for sale.
Non-Fiction19743 mins Location: Gloucester
Gloucester's answer to Evel Knievel may not be able to afford a motorbike but he won't let that deter him...
192410 mins Location: Charing Cross Sta
Part of Wonderful London, the BFI National Archive’s programme of restored London travelogues, filmed in the capital in the 1920s.
Swansea, Victoria - Pontardulais Railway, 1964 (June)Swansea, Victoria - Pontardulais Railway, 1964 (June)
Amateur film196412 mins Location: Pontarddulais
“It would be difficult to find a more lovely train journey”, declares Swansea’s Librarian, the film-maker and narrator. Prepare to be beguiled, station by station.
19639 mins Location: Croydon
Jaunty, optimistic look at Croydon being reconstructed in the 1960s, with large concrete towers presented as a symbol of a bright new future.
Documentary19589 minsSilent Location: Bristol
Blitz-scarred Bristol's redevelopment programme was blighted by a succession of disputes, explored in this campaigning film
Amateur film19754 mins Location: Redhill
Gasp in wonder at the charms of Redhill in this tongue-in-cheek look at life in the town.
Robert Paul: Giant of Early Film
The most prolific filmmaker of the pioneer period of British film
Commercial Break: British Advertising on Screen
Few films capture our hopes, fears and desires in such a compact expressive form as the screen advertisement.
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