This film is part of Free
T.V. Talk - Lintas
Points of view from a production company at the outset of commercial television in the UK.
Advert 1954 20 mins
When past experience of advertising in the UK has been only for cinemas, Lintas looks at the problems facing a future of advertising on television. There is much to think about for production companies at the outset of commercial television. Could an advert be repeated? Will brands need one for every week of the year?
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.
What We Want Is Watney's
Advert 1959 1 mins
A young Michael Caine bursts on to the scene as a cheeky soldier in this delightful advert for Watney's beer.
Sketchbook of Fashion (Knights Castile Advert)
Advert 1940 2 mins
The key word in the book of fashion is simplicity
Advert 1957 1 mins
After your strenuous workout at the tennis club, you need a Babycham
Elsie and the Brown Bunny
Advert 1921 8 mins Location: Bournville
This early Cadbury advert plays like a surreal outtake from 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory'.
Anzora Viola Cream, Masters of the Hair
Advert 1925 1 mins Silent Location: Willesden
Animated advert showcasing the remarkable effects of Anzora Viola Cream, produced in London and the market leader until Brylcreem appeared.
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.