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This Sceptred Isle - Yorkshire

Synopsis
A British Transport Films compilation video made to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the film unit of the British Transport Commission. All but FULLY FITTED FREIGHT were produced by Edgar Anstey.
1 (director J B Holmes, 1953, b&w, 20 min): A day in the life of York railway station, one of British Railways’ busiest junction stations, observed from dawn to dusk on an autumn day, guided by the stationmaster.
2 (directors John Taylor and Charles de Lautour, 1955, b&w, 17 min). The story of how an entire Yorkshire farm - cattle, pigs, poultry, machinery, ploughs and tractors - was moved south to Sussex by rail in December 1952, on what turned out to be the coldest night of the year.
3 (directors Tony Thompson, 1955, col, 15 min): The holiday resorts of the Yorkshire coastline, with its sea, sands, funfairs and ballrooms that give pleasure to thousands of holidaymakers.
4 (director Ronald Craigen, 1962, col, 19 min): Robert Shaw in his narration describes the beauty of the Yorkshire Dales, looking at sky-sweeping hillsides, ancient rocks and caverns, market towns, abbeys and castles.
5 (producer Ian Ferguson, director Ralph Keene, 1957, b&w, 21 min): A fast-moving freight train - the 16.48 Bristol to Leeds - links manufacturers with their customers at the other end of Britain. Looks at the men who do the work and the goods they handle.
Series
British Transport Films Collection, The: Series
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; Videocassette. VHS. b&w/col. 92 min.
Year of production
1999
Availability
Sale; 1999 sale: £15.99 (inclusive)
Subjects
History
Keywords
railway stations; railways; seaside towns; Yorkshire

Credits

Director
Charles de Lautour; J.B. Holmes; John Taylor; Ralph Keene; Ronald Craigen; Tony Thompson
Producer
Edgar Anstey; Ian Ferguson

Sections

Title
This is York
Synopsis
1 (director J B Holmes, 1953, b&w, 20 min): A day in the life of York railway station, one of British Railways' busiest junction stations, observed from dawn to dusk on an autumn day, guided by the stationmaster.

Title
Farmer moving south
Synopsis
3 (directors Tony Thompson, 1955, col, 15 min): The holiday resorts of the Yorkshire coastline, with its sea, sands, funfairs and ballrooms that give pleasure to thousands of holidaymakers.

Title
Yorkshire sands
Synopsis
5 (producer Ian Ferguson, director Ralph Keene, 1957, b&w, 21 min): A fast-moving freight train - the 16.48 Bristol to Leeds - links manufacturers with their customers at the other end of Britain. Looks at the men who do the work and the goods they handle

Title
North to the Dales

Title
Fully fitted freight

Production Company

Name

British Transport Films

Notes
Some BTF films are distributed by Beulah.

Distributor

Name

BFI Film Bookings Unit

Email
bookings.films@bfi.org.uk
Web
http://www.bfi.org.uk/about-bfi/help-faq/film-bookings External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7957 8938 / 8935
Address
21 Stephen Street
London
W1T 1LN
 

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