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Heinz Baked Beans : Common Market
In 1972 Britain entered the European common market full of beans. What could go wrong?
Advert 1972 1 mins
Hopes and fears around Britain entering the European common market in 1972 manifested in many ways – such as this opportunistic TV ad. Were such “British” institutions as Heinz Baked Beans on toast under threat? But before building walls around our national treasures we should perhaps bear in mind that the company flying the Union Jack to flog their canned goods is actually American.
Powers of Persuasion
Rudge-Whitworth - Britain's Best Bicycle
Advert 1902 1 mins Silent
A gentleman cyclist learns the error of his ways in one of the earliest surviving British film advertisements.
Ovaltine - Train
Advert 1985 1 mins
Ovaltina will pick you up! With an electronic 80s synth and a catchy theme tune, Ovaltina parachutes in to save the day
Advert 1973 1 mins Silent Location: Clovelly
A couple walk in the pouring rain through Clovelly, North Devon, their journey and feelings narrated in song.
Rowntrees Polo Mint: Romeo
Advert 1965 0 mins
“Tis but thy name that is my enemy” is hardly an idea that lends itself to such a strong branded product, but it enlightens the otherwise humdrum.
Advert 1923 11 mins Silent Location: Devon
Lifebuoy Soap holds the key to love and happiness in a coastal Devon village
Huntley and Palmer Digestive Biscuits
Advert 1981 1 mins
Liverpool and England footballer Emlyn Hughes gets nostalgic when he takes a team of aspiring youngsters through their paces
Non-Fiction 1898 1 mins Silent
The Victorian great and good mark the passing of a political titan
Parade of Troops with Band and Crowds Following
Non-Fiction 1900 2 mins Silent
For Britons during the Boer War, a welcome opportunity to support the troops - and march alongside them
Workers Leaving Work at Vickers
Non-Fiction 1900 1 mins Location: Barrow-In-Furness
Factory gate glimpses at - we think - Barrow-in-Furness
Non-Fiction 1898 1 mins Silent Location: Worthing
Worthing waves at us in this mesmerising early film
The Biter Bit
Comedy 1898 1 mins Silent
Film's first joke? A fresh take on an old prank.
Opening of the Kiel Canal
Non-Fiction 1895 0 mins Silent
This was one of a series of actuality films made by the Victorian pioneer Birt Acres during 1895. The film is thought to have been shot on June 20, on the occasion of the opening of the Kiel Canal by the German Kaiser Wilhelm II. Acres shot other films at the same time, but they have not survived.