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  1. The Post Office Underground Railway

    Date released
    1968
    Series name
    London Line (Colour series 2)
    Issue no
    18
    NoS ID
    350148
    Story no
    4 / 4

    COI synopsis: Three billion travellers a year use London’s complex underground railway system - but how many of them know about a miniature train that carries its unseen cargo under the metropolis day by...

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  2. Post Office in the Thirties, The: Providing a Service (1991 Video)

    Subject
    History; Media studies
    Distribution
    Sale, Videocassette. VHS. b&w/col. 88 min., 2004 sale: £11.99 (+p&p)

    Compilation of eight short films from the GPO Film Unit showing the range of services the Post Office provided in the 1930s and how these were promoted. [See individual titles for synopsis details.]

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  3. Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre Restored: Much Ado About Something (1997 Video)

    aka: Shakespeare’s Globe Restored: Teaching by Performance

    Director
    Audrey Ichinose

    In 1996 a student production of Much Ado About Nothing, directed by Hugh Richmond and Louis Fantasia, transferred from the University of California at Berkeley to the stage of Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre...

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  4. Early Cinema Commercials: Animation (1991 Video)

    Distribution
    Sale, Videocassette. VHS. col. 27 min., 1999 sale: £15.45 (inclusive)

    Compilation of six short films from the GPO Film Unit featuring some early revolutionary work by noted animators Len Lye, Lotte Reiniger and Norman McLaren. [See individual titles for synopsis details.]

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  5. Allies Control Greek Post Office

    Date released
    9 Sep 1916
    Series name
    Topical Budget
    Issue no
    263-2
    NoS ID
    125791
    Story no
    5 / 5

    [SUBTITLE]: "The Greek post office at Salonika is now under the complete control of the Allies." Greek and Allied troops and civilians standing outside post office building at Salonika.

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  6. Real Picture, The: Films and the Post Office (1993 Video)

    Distribution
    Sale, Videocassette. VHS. col. 20 min.

    A history of the GPO Film Unit.

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  7. Hpo, The: Heavenly Post Office (1938 Video)

    Director
    Lotte Reiniger
    Subject
    Media studies
    Distribution
    Sale, Videocassette. VHS. dufaycolour. 4 min.

    The Post Office slogan at the time was: ‘It’s heaven to receive a greetings telegram. Be an angel and send one!' Lotte Reiniger translated this into a silhouette film that did much to promote telegram...

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  8. Fairy of the Phone, The (1936 Video)

    Director
    William Coldstream
    Producer
    Basil Wright
    Subject
    Technology
    Distribution
    Sale, Videocassette. VHS. b&w. 13 min.

    A comedy with musical sequences including an opening song featuring a chorus of telephonists. The script was based on page 6 of the 1936 London telephone directory - instructions to subscribers on how to use...

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  9. Roadways (1937 Film, Video)

    Director
    William Coldstream; Stuart Legg
    Producer
    Alberto Cavalcanti
    Subject
    History
    Distribution
    Film (16mm)

    Traces the histroy of transport with particular emphasis on the heavy growth of road traffic from 1918 until the late 1930s. The GPO, itself a major user, acknowledged its responsibilites and expressed its...

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  10. Colour Box, A (1935 Video)

    Director
    Len Lye
    Subject
    Film & television production; Media studies
    Distribution
    Sale, Videocassette. VHS. Dufaycolor. 4 min.

    Len Lye pioneered the technique of painting directly on to the film negative, and this is the first film that he brought to John Grierson. Grierson liked the film and told him to go away and paint the new...

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