British Universities Film & Video Council

moving image and sound, knowledge and access

Commonwealth Review

1964 - 1965
Cinemagazine - Government
Commonwealth Review was a black and white 13-minute series, made by the Central Office of Information (COI) and sponsored by the Commonwealth Relations Office, for distribution in Commonwealth countries. Each issue consisted of about seven stories .'.. concerning Commonwealth personalities and events in Britain, and general activities in all countries of the Commonwealth.' [Films from Britain catalogue 1964-65]. Kay (West End) Laboratories produced Commonwealth Review no. 5 and were probably responsible for the entire series of thirty-nine issues which ran from 1964 to 1965.
The sparse data for this series has been compiled from The British National Film Catalogue, the Films From Britain catalogue 1964-1965 [produced by the COI], COI index cards and film copies of Commonwealth Review held at the BFI National Archive. There is no record of the actual release date, in terms of day and month or even month, for issues of Commonwealth Review mainly because no production documents still exist.

Films in this series can be obtained from:

Film Archive

British Film Institute (BFI)
For BFI National Archive enquiries: For commercial/footage reuse enquiries:
020 7255 1444
020 7580 7503
21 Stephen Street
London W1T 1LN
The BFI National Archive also preserves the original nitrate film copies of British Movietone News, British Paramount News, Empire News Bulletin, Gaumont British News, Gaumont Graphic, Gaumont Sound News and Universal News (the World War II years are covered by the Imperial War Museum).
Series held
View all series held by British Film Institute (BFI)

Record Stats

This record has been viewed 834 times.