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British Transport Films Collection Volume Twelve: The Driving Force

Synopsis
Following the nationalisation of public transport in 1948, the British Transport Commission set up its own in-house film production unit. Launched on 1st May 1949, British Transport Films was led for 25 years by Edgar Anstey - a founding father of the British documentary movement - and became one of the largest industrial film units in Britain.

Volume 12 in this series of double-DVD sets presents a selection of previously unreleased films that look at the improvements, developments and new services offered by British Transport in the post-war period. Highlights include FUTURE WORKS (1969), a tour of the Swindon railway workshops, and PARTNERS IN PROSPERITY (1980), which outlines plans for a truly modern integrated road and rail transport structure in Scotland.

Also included is BELIEF IN THE FUTURE (1976), an internal communications film for British Rail in which Peter Parker, then new BR Chairman, addresses his employees on the challenges facing the industry.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2014
Subjects
Geography; History; Media studies
Keywords
British Transport Films; road building; social history; tourism; archive films

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£19.99
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
200 minutes
Year
2014

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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