Holiday travelogue of a journey to the Côte d’Azur and Alps region of southwest France, with enchanting views of mountains and lavender fields.
This film, made by Eric Hall, featurs Italy seen through its myriad waterways, from the alpine lakes to the canals of Venice.
Made by Eric Hall, this scenic travelogue documents a trip along the Apennine Mountains in Italy.
Short holiday travel film by Eric Hall, which shows some of the sights of Barcelona before visiting a traditional bullfight.
Travelogue which visits various Spanish cities, paying particular attention to the production of traditional mantilla lace in the country.
Entertaining short holiday film which shows everyday life in Brittany, and the many kinds of traditional Breton costume.
Travel film covering the Adriatic coastline between Venice in Italy and Dubrovnik in former Yugoslavia, now Croatia.
This travelogue explores the Bavarian cities of Heidelberg, Augsberg and Munich in summertime, followed by a sobering visit to the former Nazi concentration camp at Dachau.
This is film of a school production of Sleeping Beauty, possibly in Rotherham, as well as footage of the family at home and on holiday at the seaside.
This is a film of the Birkenshaw Show and the Great Yorkshire Show of 1964.
This is one of a collection of films made by the Selby Cine Club. This film provides a wonderful overview of the town of Selby as it was in 1965 and is accompanied by an interesting historical commentary. It shows pedestrians and traffic in the town centre, many of the shops, and includes the Toll Bridge, the Monday market, the Reverend John Kent giving a tour of the Abbey, the shipyard, the BOCM Mill, and a Council meeting.
Geoff Druett follows the progress of the Sheffield Barbershop Chorus, Hallmark of Harmony, as they attempt to win the National Barbershop Championships with the help of legendary barbershop singer Lloyd Steincamp.
This is a film of a pageant being put on the 3rd and 4th July 1951 by Hunmanby County Primary School to mark the Festival of Britain. The pageant is performed by children from the village and covers the village history from the Romans to the nineteenth century. There are many historical scenes, each explained in illustrated intertitles.
Made by Yorkshire filmmaker Eric Hall, this holiday travelogue visits some of the most famous castles of the Loire region of France. The film includes extensive intertitles to identify the places visited.
Made by Eric Hall, this is a short travelogue of the Lake District, offering views of some of Lakeland’s most beautiful scenery. Intertitles are used throughout the film to identify the places visited.
This film begins with content of a family cricket game on a quiet country road, a rousing speech made to large crowd at an event in a park and finishes with footage of a boy opening presents on his birthday and playing a game of football with friends.
Journalist Bill Mitchell's job is to chronicle the lives of the people who inhabit the landscape he loves - the beautiful Yorkshire Dales. His magazine, The Dalesman, has a circulation of 56,000 but it is estimated to be read by more than half a million people every month. These readers are scattered not just throughout Yorkshire, but can be found in Bhutan and the Falklands. Now, after forty years as reporter and editor, Bill Mitchell - one of the best-loved characters - is to retire. Alan Bennett narrates and Richard Whiteley reports on Bill's travels as he meets shepherds, farmers and other true Dales folk.
This film has presenter Michael Clegg visiting a Yorkshire Fishing Authority fish farm at High Costa Mill, Marton Lane, near Pickering, and joining their teams in their patrol boats aiming to prevent illegal fishing on the River Esk and in the North Sea off the coast of Whitby.
This is a documentary about the proposed closure of the Settle-Carlisle railway line made by Yorkshire Television as part of its Northern Line series. The programme mainly consists of interviews with Ron Cotton, the British Rail project manager for the Settle-Carlisle Line, campaigner Peter Horton, civil engineer Christopher Wallace, and John Watson, Tory MP for Skipton, along with film of the line and some of the stations.
Every day at Fylingdales, the Early Warning Missile Base high on the North York Moors near Whitby in North Yorkshire, 5000 space objects come under the day-and-night questioning of 100-ton radar scanners. The basic function of Fylingdales is to alert the West to possible Russian nuclear ballistic attack. Three 'golf-balls' dominate Fylingdales, along with a smaller listening-ear dome which analyses interference from unwanted radio and television signals. This documentary provides a fascinating insight into the function of Fylingdales. We visit the operation room, accessed by a secret 800 metre long tunnel, and find out about the 700 people who man this highly-secret, self-contained township. Peace protestors and CND supporters have their say too.
Voices are raised in a South Yorkshire pit village once a year, and it all ends up in hospital. But this is no argument. On the contrary, it's all very harmonious. The little mining community of Mapplewell & Staincross raises its communal voice in song, in aid of local hospital comfort funds. Such events used to be commonplace in South Yorkshire villages, but this is the only one in which the annual Victorian tradition still takes place. Yorkshire Television visits the event in its centenary year, along with Mexborough-born actor Brian Blessed who revisits the scenes of his youth.
This is a Yorkshire Television documentary that investigates the conflict between environmentalists and limestone and gritstone companies quarrying in the Yorkshire and Derbyshire National Parks. It is presented by comedian, folk singer and environmentalist Mike Harding and includes interviews with interested parties for and against the quarrying. A number of quarries are seen and discussed: Ribblehead, Horton-in-Ribblesdale, Ingleton Quarry, Giggleswick, Kilnsey Gray, Arcow Quarry and Helworth Quarry, both at Helmworth Bridge, Swinden Quarry near Grassington and Cool Scar Quarry at Kilnsey, in Yorkshire; and Topley Pike Quarry and Eldon Hill Quarry in Derbyshire.
Michael Clegg provides the natural history of Windy Hill in the Pennines and visits Stott Hall Farm, 1100 feet up, situated between the two sets of carriageways on the M62. He talks to the farmer Ken Wilde and his wife Beth about what it is like to live there, and the sheep farming they do.
This Alan Sidi production is an extremely rare film of the alternative community that settled on the uninhabited Dorinish island off County Mayo. The island was owned by John Lennon and given custodianship to Sid Rawle, ‘King of the Hippies’, in 1970. The members of the community are shown working, relaxing, and explaining the difficult reception that they received. In the second part of the film it returns a year later to find just one member surviving, Tom, recounting how the promise of a non-materialistic lifestyle fell apart.
This is a documentary of Henry Moore looking back at his childhood, aged 83. In it Henry Moore discusses the influence of where he was brought up in Castleford, his parents and teachers. Throughout the film a boy represents the reflections of Henry Moore as a boy, wandering around Castleford and doing activities to illustrate Henry Moore’s recollections. The film also features pupils from Castleford High School.