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30s Britain Volume 2: North Sea

Synopsis
Collection of films from the GPO Film Unit. ‘North Sea’ (1938) directed by Harry Watt. An Aberdeen trawler in trouble gets assistance from Wick coastguard radio station, operated by the GPO. The first successful example of a filmed drama-documentary.
'The Saving of Bill Blewitt’ (1937) directed by Harry Watt. How two fishermen save up to replace their wrecked boat.'The Islanders’ (1939) directed by Maurice Harvey. Life on the islands of Eriskay, Guernsey and Inner Farne are linked to the mainland by the Post Office. ‘A Midsummers Day’s Work’ (1939). About the laying of an 18-mile underground telephone cable in the Chilterns from Amersham to Aylesbury.
Series
Gpo Classic Collection, The
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2006
Subjects
Film studies; History
Keywords
fishing communities; GPO; postal services; telecommunication systems; docudrama; GPO Film Unit

Credits

Director
Alberto Cavalcanti; Humphrey Jennings; John Grierson; Ralph Elton

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 0 PAL
Price
£12.99
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
86 minutes
Year
2017

Production Company

Name

GPO Film Unit

Distributor

Name

Panamint Cinema

Email
cinema@panamint.co.uk
Web
http://www.panamint.co.uk External site opens in new window
Phone
01505 834936
Address
Abercorn Schoolhouse
Whitequarries
Broxburn
West Lothian, Scotland
EH52 6PZ

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