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This Week investigates how racial tensions in Islington are being stoked by social pressures, and what residents are doing to improve the area.
Current affairs 1970 27 mins
Grassroots action proves effective in this edition of This Week, as Islington residents fight the council for better housing and facilities for their children. Racial tensions are high in the area and frank interviews with local inhabitants reveal conflicting attitudes to growing integration, while concerns about gentrification and poverty in London give the programme contemporary relevance.
Amateur film 1958 26 mins Location: South Kensington
A young angel scours London for her wings in this tender short by the young Ken Russell.
Children's 1965 62 mins Location: Lake District National Park
A teenage boy breaks all the rules of rock climbing to reach the top of an off-limits Lake District mountain.
Home movie 1903 1 mins Silent Location: Bognor Regis
Utterly gorgeous Edwardian home movie of a family's day out with bucket and spade on Bognor Regis beach.
1940 23 mins Silent
Three carefree schoolgirl cyclists learn the dangers of 'riding abreast' in this quaint cautionary tale shot in idyllic countryside.
Documentary 1940 11 mins Location: Ashley Green
WWII evacuees adapt to village life in a patriotic documentary starring a real Buckinghamshire school teacher.
Drama 1947 92 mins Location: Islington
Find out what happens when a good girl goes bad in this controversial post-war Brit noir thriller starring Jean Kent.
Amateur film 1971 15 mins Location: Islington
A gently meandering home movie tour of London, with rare shots of an early Gay Pride march.
Documentary 1966 17 mins Location: Islington
A group of Islington slum tenants unite to protest against harassment and demand decent living conditions.
Amateur film 1966 5 mins Silent Location: Islington
Scenes from a Polish Catholic community in North London of a Sunday service and dancing in the street.
Amateur film 1966 7 mins Silent Location: Islington
Students of a Catholic Sunday School in Islington celebrate a Polish holiday in traditional costume.
Amateur film 1971 1 mins Silent Location: Islington
Islington welcomes home the 1971 double-winning Arsenal F.C. side including the team's first ever black player.
Detective drama 1944 19 mins
You too can solve the case of the stolen boy, courtesy of this film from 1944.
Public Information Filler 1946 3 mins Location: Woodford
Sorry kids – your parents might never let you out of the house again after watching this bleak 1940s road safety film
Travelogue 1907 9 mins Silent
A grand tour of Japan’s major cities, offering scenic views of the streets and daily life.
Interest film 1913 3 mins Silent
This ethnographic film offers a brief overview of the traditional culture of the Ainu, an ethnic minority in Japan.
Documentary 1905 4 mins
The performance of a masked dancer is followed by a scene from a kendo match, contrasting grace and ferocity.
Non-Fiction 1904 2 mins Silent
In a school gymnastic festival, boys and girls demonstrate their physical rigour through exercise and dance.