An amateur film made by members of the Cleveland Cine Club containing various examples of simple hand-drawn animation not included in the final version of their film Crash Course. The film also shows members hard at work in a small studio drawing and filming said animations.
A short experimental film made by amateur filmmaker Don Nesham of the Cleveland Cine Club in which a Slinky toy ( a precompressed helical spring) apparently dances to music.
An amateur film produced by members of the Cleveland Cine Club showing Middlesbrough celebrating the world of folk music and dance, with its own version of the Welsh Eisteddfod. The film begins with parades travelling through Middlesbrough made up of costumed musicians and dancers from around the world. At the Prissick School base the dance groups perform for the crowds and the Tyne Tees Television cameras.
An amateur film made by Betty Cook of the Cleveland Cine Club showing members of the Middlesbrough Circle of Magicians performing magic tricks for each others. One of the magicians featured is Paul Daniels, born Newton Edward Daniels in South Bank, Middlesbrough. The film also features a woman magician, his wife at the time, Jackie Daniels, working the act together with her husband and separately.
A short comedic animation produced by members of the Cleveland Cine Club about a love affair between a Swan match and a Pioneer match.
An amateur film by Betty Cook of Cleveland Cine Club looks at the craft of lapidary, which involves the polishing of stones and the mounting of them for costume jewellery, trophies and other decorative items. The film looks at the finding of suitable stones out in the field and the various processes involved to produce a finished item for display.
An amateur film made by a member of the Cleveland Cine Club of performers and spectators at the 12th International Billingham Folklore Festival in 1976
A quirky stop-motion animation produced by Betty Cook with the assistance of M. Sheret and Anno Wilson of the Cleveland Cine Club telling the story of a Martian who lands on earth. Letters on a newspaper sandwich board are re-arranged on the ground by the Martian to reveal the films true intention.
An amateur film by members of the Cleveland Cine Club showing the Haverton Hill Silver Band performing for a crowd at an outdoor event.
A short amateur film by members of Cleveland Cine Club showing the Haverton Hill Silver Band practicing in a hall.
A short comedy by Betty Cook and members of Cleveland Cine Club about a man (Leonard Winter) walking into a park to draw a picture of a scene on a pad of paper that, as it develops, turns into something 'unexpected'.
A compilation of nine short reels of film made by Maurice Brunton and Geoff Spark from the Teesside Film Club of the Middlesbrough Scouts Gang Show for 1953. The show was performed by local scout groups at Middlesbrough’s Empire Theatre between February 9th to 14th of that year. The films shows the Scouts in choirs, singing songs in small groups and doing extravagant costume presentations and sketches.
Reporter Phil McDonnell interviews a mechanic from West Hartlepool, Harry Ashleigh, who plays his bagpipes on the beach at West Hartlepool, dressed in the full regalia of a Gordon Highlander. This news magazine item featured in a Tyne Tees TV Look of the Month compilation, originally broadcast on 28 October 1968.
Tyne Tees Television reporter Brian Shallcross interviews Brian Shelton, the Artistic Director of the Forum Theatre, Billingham, and director of a new production of ‘The Clandestine Marriage’. The story continues with an interview with actress Michelle Dotrice who is performing in the play about her role, her career and her famous farther Roy Dotrice. This report was transmitted 6 April 1971.
A home movie made by the Neesham family of Redcar begins with them beside a lake in the Lake District. The film then shows various views of the family together at home or with relatives that focus on their youngest child who starts the film as a baby, and grows into a toddler. The family are also seen visiting Albert Park in Middlesbrough where the father and toddler take a ride on a miniature railway. The final part of the film features dancers performing country and western routines as well as one individual performing various native American dances. The film ends with views of some of the exotic animal at Twycross Zoo.
A 30 second television advertisement for Vaux Breweries filmed at The Queen public house in Hartlepool where young ‘Vaux fans and beat fans’ enjoy pints of Vaux Beer while watching local pop group ‘The Hartbeats’ performing on stage. The advertisement features ITV sports commentator Kent Walton.
Filmed Tyne Tees Television Northern Life news report on a disco dance marathon in Middlesbrough in the 70s. Peter Holland interviews two men attempting to set a new Guinness world record, Albert Harding, a local dancer and restaurant manager, and John Vipont, a plater with a Stockton-on-Tees engineering company. This item was broadcast on 25 April 1977.
A short amateur documentary produced by Peter Dobing and George Theaker, looking back on the heyday of cinema in the town of Darlington and the problems facing the business in the late 1980s. The film begins with footage of the last day of the Odeon Cinema in Darlington which closed in 1981. This is followed by a history of cinema projection in the town using both contemporary film as well as historic images of the many cinemas. The film ends with a view of a local video shop, the latest threat to cinema attendance, but finishes on a positive note with regards plans for a new cinema for the town.
An amateur film produced by members of the Darlington Cine Club Peter Dobing, Derek Mathieson and George Theaker that documents the refurbishment and re-opening of the Darlington Civic Theatre, now Darlington Hippodrome. The official opening took place on the 28th November 1990 by the Mayor of Darlington Eric Roberts. The film also features the finale performance before refurbishment began of Cinderella featuring Jimmy Cricket, and possibly the first performance in the new theatre featuring comedy double act ‘Little and Large’.
Amateur documentary film produced by Peter Dobing and George Theaker recording rehearsals and preparations for the pantomime ‘Aladdin’ produced and directed by Muriel Jones and Brian Kent and performed by residents of the village of Haughton-le-Skerne in Darlington. It took place in the village hall on Stockton Road.