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Roll out the Barrel: The British Pub on Film

Synopsis
An eclectic mix of dramas, trade films, documentaries and newsreels, showing the changing face of the British pub from 1944 to 1982, exploring its role as a locus for community gathering, the exchange of opinion, relaxing, game-playing and, naturally, drinking, adding up to a kind of social and cultural history of British society, seen through the bottom of a pint glass. Amongst the films are Richard Massingham’s wartime film Down at the Local, German filmmaker Peter Nestler’s view of a Sheffield working man’s club in 1965, and the humorous trade film Henry Cleans Up with Monty Python members Terry Jones and Michael Palin.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Subjects
Social Studies
Keywords
industrial films; social history; working classes; public houses; brewing industry

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 0 PAL
Price
£15.99
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
321 minutes
Year
2012

Sections

Title
Story of English Inns, The

Title
Down at the Local

Title
Inn That Crossed the Sea, The

Title
Tramps’ Ball

Title
Beer and Skittles

Title
Old Pheasant, The

Title
Friendly Inn, The

Title
Mining Review, 16th Year, No. 5

Title
Lucy’s Table

Title
All in Good Time

Title
Working Men’s Club in Sheffield

Title
Ship Hotel - Tyne Main, The

Title
Under the Table You Must Go

Title
Guinness For You

Title
Round of Bass, A

Title
Henry Cleans Up

Title
What’ll You Have

Title
New Pubs For Old (Australasia)

Title
New Pubs For Old (Africa)

Title
Local Life

Distributor

Name

BFI Filmstore

Email
filmstore@bfi.org.uk
Web
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Phone
020 7815 1350
Address
Belvedere Road
South Bank
London
SE1 8XT
Notes
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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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