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Lost World of Friese-Greene, The

Synopsis
In the mid-1920s, Claude Friese-Greene drove from Land’s End to John O’Groats making a series of films en route. These remarkable films captured the life and people on his journey in colour, at a time when the world was filmed in black and white. In the television series Dan Cruickshank traces the original route in a vintage car, tracking relatives of the people who appear in the films. He shows footage to people who appeared in the films as children and are seeing themselves on film for the first time 80 years later. Episode 1 starts in the West Country as Cruickshank uncovers radical changes in rural traditions from cider-making to stag hunting and takes a look back at holiday fun at the seaside. Episode 2 picks up his journey in Cirencester, travels onwards to Wales through the Midlands and North to Lancashire and the Lakes. In the final episode, he journeys through Scotland, meeting local historians and descendants of people in the films, with breathtaking scenery all the way.

DVD extras include extended interviews with some of the people Dan Cruickshank encounters on his journey, and an interview with cinematographer Jack Cardiff
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2006
Year of production
2006
Notes
Broadcast in 3 parts on BBC2 beginning 18/4/2006
Subjects
Geography; History; Film Studies
Keywords
archive films; social history; United Kingdom

Credits

Director
Claude Friese-Greene
Contributor
Dan Cruickshank; Gilda Cardenosa

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£19.99
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
177 minutes
Year
2006

Production Company

Name

BBC Television

Distributor

Name

BBC Shop

Email
bbcshop@bbc.co.uk
Web
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Phone
0844 848 9799
Fax
01795 414 555
Address
PO Box 308
Sittingbourne
ME9 8LW
Name

BFI Video

Email
video.films@bfi.org.uk
Web
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Phone
020 7957 8957
Fax
020 7957 8968
Address
21 Stephen Street
London
W1T 1LN
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