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  • Aventure Malgache

    A propaganda film from Alfred Hitchcock about an actor telling his castmates about an adventure he had during World War II in the Axis-controlled French colony of Madagascar.

    Fans of ‘Rear Window‘ will like this.

    Country: UK.
    Language: French. Subtitles available.

  • Tomorrow's Saturday

    Impressions of a typical Saturday at Blackburn, a milling town in the North of England.

    Country: UK.
    Language: English.

  • The Cicerones (Mark Gatiss)

    A naïve tourist visits a cathedral to view its paintings, only to find that it is a portal to a grotesque and disturbing realm of distorted time and space.

    Fans of ‘The League of Gentlemen‘ will like this.

    Country: UK.
    Language: English.

  • Spare Time

    A look at how industry workers spend their time when they are not at work.

    Country: UK.
    Language: English.

  • The Blue Pullman

    A 1960 documentary that follows the development, preparation, and journey from Manchester to London on new British Railways Blue Pullman units.

    Fans of ‘Great British Railway Journeys‘ will lie this.

    Country: UK.
    Language: English.

  • Spring Offensive

    English farmers plant crops on formerly disused land to assist the war effort.

    Country: UK.
    Language: English.

  • Penny Journey

    The story of a postcard from Manchester to Graffham.

    Country: UK.
    Language: English.

  • Round About Five (Martin Freeman & Lena Headey)

    Desperate to get across London to meet his girlfriend off the Eurostar, a man persuades a pretty bicycle courier to take him on the back of her bike, creating a dilemma he wasn't expecting. Starring Martin Freeman and Lena Headey.

    Fans of ‘When Harry Met Sally‘ will lie this.

    Country: UK.
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  • Wild Wings

    Exploration of the Slimbridge Wild Fowl Trust in Gloucestershire, England, which boasts the largest collection of living wild fowl in the world.

    Country: UK.
    Language: English.

  • Making Fashion

    Humprey Jennings documents the preparation of Norman Hartnell’s Spring/Summer 1938 collection, interspersing shots of the couturier and his studio at work with images indicating his inspiration

    Country: UK.
    Language: English.

  • Momma Don't Allow

    A snapshot in time of 1956 on a night out at the Wood Green Jazz Club, where teenagers jive to trad jazz.

    Country: UK.
    Language: English.

  • Listen to Britain

    A depiction of life in wartime England during the Second World War.

    Country: UK.
    Language: English.

  • Lido

    A snapshot of Lido’s across London, many of them now derelict.

    Country: UK.
    Language: English.

  • Holiday

    A promotional celebration of the joys of holidaying in Blackpool is one of the most fondly remembered of all the British Transport Films travelogues.

    Country: UK.
    Language: English.

  • Farewell Topsails

    A documentary film about the Cornish china clay industry and the use of sailing boats there.

    Country: UK.
    Language: English.

  • A Diary for Timothy

    The status of Great Britain near the end of the Second World War shown by a visual diary of a baby boy born in September, 1944.

    Country: UK.
    Language: English.

  • Coal Face

    Documentary showing the dangerous working conditions of coal mining across England, Scotland and Wales.

    Country: UK.
    Language: English.

  • Christmas Under Fire

    How Britain coped with a Christmas during the war.

    Country: UK.
    Language: English.

  • The Future Lasts A Long Time

    May and Jimmy are wannabe Bonnie and Clydes. They daydream of being criminals who die in a hail of gunfire until it becomes a reality...

    Country: UK.
    Language: English.

  • Farmer Moving South

    One of the earliest British Transport Films following a farmer's relocation from North Yorkshire to Sussex on the 31st December 1950 - a date recorded as the coldest night of that year.

    Country: UK.
    Language: English.

  • Amelia and the Angel

    A young girl is distressed about losing the wings she was to wear in her school play. While looking for them she finds something quite different...

    Fans of ’Skellig‘ will like this.

    Country: UK.
    Language: English.
    Warning: Viewers might find upsetting.

  • Capoeira Quickstep

    Capoeira is a Brazilian dance performed to African-based music. The film is a part documentary, part docu-drama about the way this tropical dance is transformed when it reaches Britain.

    Country: USA.
    Language: English.

  • Family Portrait

    British citizens feel assured of their place in the world through imagery of their nation.

    Country: UK.
    Language: English.

  • The Dim Little Island

    Osbert Lancaster, James Fisher, John Ormston, and Ralph Vaughn Williams meditate on the history and culture of England. A documentary from legendary filmmaker Humphrey Jennings.

    Country: UK.
    Language: English.