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British Transport Films Collection Volume Ten: London on the Move

Synopsis
Following the nationalisation of transport in 1948, the British Transport Commission set up its own in-house film production unit. Launched on 1st May 1949, and led for 25 years by Edgar Anstey, a founding father of the British documentary movement, it became one of the largest industrial film units in Britain. The tenth volume in this series marks a shift in focus onto travel in the nation’s capital, bringing together a number of films themed around London Transport, this 2-DVD set explores travel on the trams, buses and tube trains which have carried millions of visitors and residents alike around London every year.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2012
Year of production
1947-1983
Documentation
A booklet containing an introduction and film notes by BTF historian Steven Foxon accompanies the discs.
Subjects
Geography; History; Media studies
Keywords
British Isles; British Transport Films; London; social history; tourism; underground railways; archive films

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 0 PAL
Price
£19.99
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
250 minutes
Year
2012

Sections

Title
All That Mighty Heart

Title
Our Canteens

Title
One For One

Title
Cine Gazette No.14: Do You Remember?

Title
Nine Road, The

Title
London on the Move

Title
Under Night Streets

Title
Power Signal Lineman

Title
Omnibus 150

Title
Cine Gazette No. 10

Title
Moving London

Title
AFC: Automatic Fare Collection and You

Title
Overhaul

Title
Moving Millions

Production Company

Name

British Transport Films

Notes
Some BTF films are distributed by Beulah.

Distributor

Name

BFI Video

Email
video.films@bfi.org.uk
Web
http://www.bfi.org.uk External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7957 8957
Fax
020 7957 8968
Address
21 Stephen Street
London
W1T 1LN
 

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