An entertaining and informative ICI Film Unit cine magazine edition from the Panorama series, released in 1956, recommended both to general audiences and scientific film societies, with features on some of the uses of mid-century plastic, the ICI salt works at Droitwich Spa and a haute couture fashion show in London featuring clothes made with ICI synthetic fibre Terylene (used to make the fabric Crimplene).
A comedy produced by Tyne Tees Television and originally transmitted on the 26th January 1968 that follows the adventures of Tony; a young man down on his luck as he tries to make a better life for himself. The film follows him falling in love with a young woman, gets a job in a factory and being lead-astray by two layabouts he meets in a pub. The film ends at La Dolce Vita nightclub where Tony wins roulette as well as the woman’s affections. The film also includes a number of dream sequences where Tony invents water and has a James Bond type adventure.
A highly visual essay on the North East of England, set to a specially composed musical score. A range of images, often using time lapse, double exposure and slow motion, combine in a colourful montage to present an overview of the region's history and development.
A dramatised account of the re-opening during World War Two of the Tyneside shipyards closed down during the Depression. This film was a propaganda film made for the Ministry of Information in 1944, with a cast drawn from the progressive People’s Theatre in Newcastle, and a script written by Jack Common. Includes excellent footage of women conscripted into shipbuilding and heavy engineering jobs during the war, training as welders, fitters, electricians, riggers and drillers.
A series of work motion studies in slow motion of ICI female workers filling ICI polythene sacks with granules of concentrated compact feed or fertiliser on automated machine. Filmed during WWII.
Work motion studies in slow motion of ICI women workers on the production line filling ICI polythene sacks with granules of concentrated compact feed or fertiliser. Filmed during WWII.
Billingham Film Unit work motion study of women workers on packing production line at ICI Billingham, and men unloading and stacking full bags. Some slow motion of women workers.
A sponsored film by Turners Film Productions for Dorman Long & Co. Ltd about a new painted plastic coating.
This film shows the building and launch of the cargo ship Carona at William Gray's shipyard in West Hartlepool. The ship was launched on the 30 November 1949.
Amateur 1950s documentary about Craghead in County Durham by the Headmaster and Assistant Master of Bloemfontein School, Craghead, Stanley, George Wheldon and Carol Reed. The film was as an educational aid in the classroom with £20 funding from the Miners Welfare Trust with sections on industry, work, school and leisure in the town. Footage includes workers at Craghead Colliery with coal transportion to Dunston Staiths, Gateshead, and women workers at the local Webwear factory.