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A two-wheeled convoy of Victorian gentlewomen in a charming early film enigma.
Interest film 1899 1 mins Silent
There's more than a little mystery to this charming film. It's been attributed to pioneer filmmaker James Williamson, on the basis that he lists a 'Military Ride' by lady cyclists in one of his early catalogues. It's hard to account for the word 'military', but it is an unusually good film for the year, taken from a vantage point in a large park and capturing the riders in all their elegance.
Even the date is uncertain - Lady Cyclists has been dated to 1899, but 'Military Ride' actually appeared in Williamson's 1898 catalogue. Is the date wrong, or the title, or both? For now, at least, the truth is elusive.
Sport 1896 0 mins
A pioneering example of filmed news: from Epsom to the screen in record time
Interest film 1899 1 mins
A big cat has to perform for its supper in this early actuality film
Non-Fiction 1900 0 mins Location: Portsmouth
Take a good look at one of the era's largest warships - the hefty H.M.S. Powerful, back from the Boer War
Non-Fiction 1898 2 mins Location: Belfast
A view down the High Street featuring the Albert Clock, a shot of Queen's Bridge and the docks
Non-Fiction 1897 1 mins
A charming image of children paddling on a pebbly beach on a hot summer's day
Amateur film 1898 2 mins
A pack of beagles are assembled for a hunt by their trainers and a huntsman
Drama 2019 26 mins
Arkita believes herself to be be modern, liberal and independent. An unprecedented encounter with a transgender sex worker questions her beliefs.
National Blood Service: Chief Executive's up-date, November 2001 National Blood Service: Chief Executive's up-date, November 2001
Sponsored film 2001 19 mins
Martin Gorham presents a video update to his staff, outlining some of his department's past achievements and upcoming challenges.
Animation & Artists Moving Image 2020 10 mins
In a madcap musical, a 'cat'-stronaut travels the galaxy looking for the meaning of life and encounters a space pup eager to help.
2003 1 mins
A longer version of the famously icky anti-smoking promo in which cigarettes ooze fat.
Public Information Filler 2003 1 mins
“If you care, show it” - is the message to encourage voting in the Scottish elections, long before the galvanising independence referendum of 2014.
Short documentary 2021 4 mins
A South Asian gaze on representation, inequality and discrimination in UK film and TV, set against the backdrop of the casting room.