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British "girl athletes" prove themselves in competition with women from around the world at Stamford Bridge.
Non-Fiction 1924 3 mins
World records tumble at the International and British Games for female athletes, held on 4 August 1924 at Stamford Bridge. One of the stars of the athletics track was London clerk Miss Mary Lines who, after breaking the 120m hurdles world record in her heat, then went on to break another with her win in the 250 metres in the afternoon.
25,000 spectators turned out for the Games, which were promoted in advance as an exciting spectacle. The News of the World noted the "most remarkable programme, such as has never been seen in this country in the history of athletics... In reality it will be the Olympic Games for Women."
Olympics on Film
Sport 1948 9 mins Silent
Tricky weather conditions cause some spills in the downhill and ski jumping at the 1948 Winter Olympics in St Moritz.
Documentary 1983 25 mins Location: Cleckheaton
With the Paralympics even more marginalised than today, these athletes show great determination, dedication, camaraderie and humility.
1968 3 mins
We're off! Olympic training on the streets of Mansfield as local boy John Whetton prepares for the 1968 Mexico City games.
1926 14 mins
Special effects galore in this demonstration of fancy swimming and diving, featuring Olympic medallist Belle White.
Sport 1973 54 mins
A rare insight into gymnast Olga Korbut's life at the height of her fame, showing the discipline it takes to be an Olympic champion.
Non-Fiction 1948 1 mins Silent
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Amateur film 1955 21 mins Location: Fulham
Broken clocks, basket-weaving and compulsory cheeriness – a glimpse into how disabled servicemen were prepared for civilian life in the 1950s
Non-Fiction 1926 1 mins Silent Location: Fulham
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Government sponsored film 1975 16 mins Location: Fulham
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Animation & Artists Moving Image 1986 5 mins Location: Fulham
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Amateur film 1959 13 mins Location: Fulham
Fascinating tour of London’s schools for the deaf, showing teaching methods and meeting deaf children, including several from Africa and the West Indies.
Cinemagazine 1966 14 mins Location: Fulham
Swinging 60s meets capital of cool in a fun and funky TV magazine show aimed at Canadian audiences.
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
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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.