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Gpo Story, The

Synopsis
Made to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the GPO Film Unit. Tells the story of the Unit from its beginnings with the Empire Marketing Board, through to wartime documentaries of the Crown Film Unit. Extracts from the films are intercut with reminiscences from Basil Wright, Harry Watt and others involved in the productions.
Series
Arena, Series
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Film; Video; Film. 16mm. sd. col. 60 min. Videocassette. U-matic. col. 60 min.
Technical information
Black-and-white / Sound
Year of production
1983
Availability
Free loan
Uses
General audiences, students of documentary film-making.*
Subjects
Film & television production; Media studies
Keywords
documentary films; film and television production; GPO

Distribution Formats

Type
Film
Format
16mm

Production Company

Name

BBC Television

Name

Post Office

Distributor

Name

Post Office Film & Video Library

Email
poes@edist.co.uk
Phone
01795 426465
Fax
01795 474871
Address
c/o Post Office Education Services
PO Box 145
Sittingbourne
Kent
ME10 1NH
Notes
Contact: Barry Wiles

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