Blood Donor : Glenda and Ernie
Public Information Filler19813 mins
Glenda Jackson makes a song and a dance about giving blood – in a wise-cracking double act with Ernie Wise.
London - King's Road, Chelsea
Amateur film19676 minsSilent Location: Chelsea
Hang out with the ‘dedicated followers of fashion’ down the King’s Road in the Swinging Sixties.
Around the Village Green
Travelogue193712 mins Location: Finchingfield
Rural life in the Essex villages of Finchingfield and Great Bardfield - and the mixed reactions of older residents to changing times.
Panoramic View of Southport Promenade (1902)
Non-Fiction19024 minsSilent Location: Southport
All aboard the charabanc for a trip along an Edwardian promenade.
Panorama of the River Avon to Portishead (1902)
Non-Fiction19029 minsSilent Location: Portishead
A fine variety of views of the Avon gorge taken from various positions downstream from the Clifton Suspension Bridge.
Winston Churchill Film
News19769 mins Location: Mapledurham
An audacious plot to kidnap Winston Churchill brought to life by a cast of 'A' listers in an Oxfordshire village.
Workers Leaving Butterley Ironworks, Ripley (1900)
Non-Fiction19002 minsSilent Location: Ripley
Very early footage of a vast industrial site in Ripley, and the folk who manned the machines.
Douglas Harbour Paddle Steamer (1902)
Non-Fiction19022 minsSilent Location: Douglas
Welcoming crowds greet the arrival of a steamer to the Isle of Man, seen from a stunning perspective on deck.
Copy Book Please
Public Information Filler19491 minsSilent
Return to sender? A posh postie – in the shape of Terry-Thomas - appeals to the public to "address your letters clearly and correctly"
War Looms Over London (September 1938)
Amateur film19393 minsSilent Location: Westminster
Atmospheric film capturing the mood of the capital ahead of the war. From ARP adverts to the building of bombshelters, London prepares for war.
Funeral in Manchester (1904)
Non-Fiction19042 minsSilent Location: Manchester
Crowds line the streets of Edwardian Manchester to send off an unidentified military hero.
Leeds Lifeboat Procession (1902)
Non-Fiction190210 minsSilent Location: Leeds
There's a grand turn-out in the streets of Leeds to support the Lifeboat fundraiser.
New Towns for Old
Documentary19426 mins Location: Sheffield
Sheffield stands in as 'Smokedale', an industrial Everytown, in this stirring call for "new schools, new hospitals, new roads, new life", after WWII.
Will There Be Women MPs?
Non-Fiction19171 minsSilent Location: London
The leading organisation fighting for women's suffrage changes tack, as Christabel and Emmeline Pankhurst launch the Women's Party.
1918 on Film
The final year of the war was a tough one for British film, but the industry did its patriotic best.
Suffragettes on Film
"You have to make more noise than anybody else!," cried Suffragette pioneer Emmeline Pankhurst. But how to make more noise in silent film?
Celebrating side-splitting film and TV, from slapstick legends to today's anarchic voices.