Amateur film19627 minsSilent Location: Chichester
A fascinating film showing the cathedral city of Chichester before the arrival of its ringroad and the pedestrianisation of its Roman streets.
This Wonderful Creation
Documentary197624 mins Location: Saltaire
Back to Victorian times: a rich employer provides decent housing, a hospital, a library, a school, a boathouse, almshouses and public baths.
Animation & Artists Moving Image20186 mins
A short stop-frame animation following a lonely Inuit who struggles to survive after an oil tanker leaks oil off the coast of Alaska, killing all the wildlife in the area.
Sheffield Parks and Gardens
Promotional196417 minsSilent Location: Sheffield
A wonderful leisurely tour of the impressive public parks and copious green spaces spread out across Sheffield as they were in the 1960s, with a languid narration to match.
Terry-Thomas returns to the stage
Current affairs19724 mins Location: Torquay
Terry-Thomas talks effusively in this interview about his return to the stage.
Animation & Artists Moving Image201813 mins
A post-Brexit pagan dance fantasy about a troupe of Morris-dancing badgers forced to confront the animals quarantined in a facility built above their burrow.
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.
The Reconstruction of Plymouth
Amateur film195111 minsSilent Location: Plymouth
A public works programme enacts the Plan for Plymouth penned by Patrick Abercrombie in 1943 following heavy devastation by air raids.
Market Day at St. Albans
Amateur film19693 minsSilent Location: St Albans
Amateur filmmaker John Anderson captures the tail end of the sixties, incidentally showing the pop culture and homeware trends of this era, visiting market day in St. Albans.
The Seagulls are Calling
Amateur film193017 minsSilent Location: Port Isaac
An amateur portrait of the pretty Cornish fishing village, Port Isaac, in 1930. More recently the setting for the popular ITV drama Doc Martin.
The Song We Sing is About Freedom
Documentary197517 mins Location: Trawsfynydd
Across the communist/capitalist divide of the Cold War, a choir from Hungary visits a choir in Blaenau Ffestiniog and both discover, despite differences, a shared humanity.
Connah's Quay Carnival and Fete 1965
Amateur film196514 minsSilent Location: Connah's Quay
The Connah's Quay Old People's Association demonstrates that it's not just the young that are embued with carnival spirit.
Celebrating side-splitting film and TV, from slapstick legends to today's anarchic voices.
13 new short films from new and emerging animators, commissioned through a prestigious initiative by the BFI, BBC Four, and BBC Arts.
Most Popular Free 2018
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