This is a Yorkshire Television documentary on Scarborough favourite, the violinist and bandleader Max Jaffa. The programme pays tribute to him as he prepares to play his last season of concerts at the Spa, aged 74, after 27 years there. There are interviews with Max Jaffa, his wife, contralto Jean Grayston, and his fans.
This is an award winning film, Movie Makers Ten Best, by Bill Davison about the disappointment of youthful love. A young couple, seeking seclusion, walk through the outskirts of an industrial town and along the bank of a drab canal. They are happily in love and an impressionistic colour sequences takes us into their world of romantic dreams. But the moment of passion passes and, back once more in the real world, they walk away, seemingly dejected and guilty. The film was made on location at Leeds Canal Wharf.
This is one of several films made over a seven year period by Bill Davison of Selby Cine Club. This chilling film, loosely based on the Edgar Allen Poe short story ‘The Premature Burial,’ got into Movie Maker's 1968 'Top Ten' competition for all film formats. A man involved in a car crash seems to have catalepsy and is mistakenly thought to be dead, and, despite the protestations of his helpless inner monologue, is buried alive. The story is accompanied by a dramatic musical soundtrack.
This is one of several award winning films made over a seven year period by Bill Davison of Selby Cine Club. This is an enigmatic and highly crafted film, a study of the fantasies of a disturbed young man who appears to be sexually stimulated by the rituals and symbols of Catholicism, and experiencing an inner conflict with an alternate version of himself. The film was selected as one of Movie Makers "Ten Best." as well as won the Best Editing Award for 1975. The film is accompanied by the music of Tangerine Dream (probably Phaedra).
This is one of several exceptional films made over a seven year period by Bill Davison of Selby Cine Club. This fictional film follows a US ex-cavalry officer who is roaming the countryside, haunted by a terrible end for his wife and child, killed, apparently, by native Americans, and who himself meets a tragic end.
This is one of several award winning films made over a seven year period by Bill Davison of Selby Cine Club. The film was selected as one of Movie Makers "Ten Best." This film follows the story of a young man and an older woman who have both, seemingly, recently finished a relationship and are moving somewhere else. Despite moving on, they are both haunted by their past loves. The woman picks up the man, who is hitchhiking, and they have a brief flirtation before tragedy strikes. The film won Best Editing at the annual Movie Maker awards.
This is one of several exceptional award winning films made over a seven year period by Bill Davison of Selby Cine Club. Winner of Movie Maker’s Top Ten of 1973, the film is described as, “A study of a child molester, the action being seen from the subject’s viewpoint in fragmented flashbacks after his death.” With an atmospheric background soundtrack, including Fleetwood Mac’s song ‘O Well, Part 2,' the film consists of short images cut together which form a dream like sequence that reflect the life and mental state of the subject of the film. But the allusive nature in which the loose narrative unfolds lends the film to different readings. Due to the subject matter of the film, it strongly divided critical opinion at the time.
This is one of several exceptional films made over a seven year period by Bill Davison and winner of Movie Maker's Ten Best and Best Editing. The film tells the story of a young man, disappointed in love, who, after administering a dose of drugs in a derelict house, commits suicide. Davison uses an abstract method of mixed colour and monochrome during the dream sequences to further emphasize the man's memories of love and the reality in which he finds himself. The film was shot in Leeds.
This is part of a collection of films made by butcher and amateur filmmaker Henry Foster of Acomb. The film is of some street parties in York to mark the coronation of George VI. This includes street parties in Hungate, the former slum area of York, as well as the Shambles.
This is one of several films written and directed by Bill Davison with members of the Selby Cine Club. Selby Open Youth Club provided the actors for this re-enactment of the founding of Selby Abbey by the monk Benedict. A narration by the Reverend J A P Kent provides a historical background while a voiceover by one of the monks provides a lighter touch. The film was accompanied by a booklet giving background to the making of the film and acknowledgements to all those who supported it. Filming started in March 1967 and was completed in March 1969. It is in three parts.
Made by Henry Foster, this film features some of the actors who are performing in the York mystery plays in St Olave's Church yard, including Judi Dench as an angel. It also shows people gathered outside a church for a wedding, and a long religious procession going into St George’s Church on George Street, York.
This is one of several exceptional films made over a seven year period by Bill Davison of Selby Cine Club. This is a film of the Sealed Knot Society recreating a Civil War battle at Hambleton Hough. The film is accompanied by a soundtrack from the 1970 film ‘Cromwell’ with Richard Harris.
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.
This is one of a collection of films made by Bill Davison and members of the Selby Cine Club. This film shows some of the events that took place over six months to mark the 900th Anniversary of the founding of Selby Abbey.
This is one of a collection of films made by members of the Selby Cine Club. It shows the Selby celebrations for the Silver Jubilee of the Queen in June 1977. With a dry narration, it shows a carnival and street parties.
This is one of a collection of films made by members of the Selby Cine Club. This film shows a man making a ship in a bottle.
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 Henry Foster and William Holden, this is the story of Stanley Barahm, a man who is the black sheep of his family. When he leaves home, Stanley runs into an ex-champion boxer who trains him to be strong and self-reliant. After the family treasure is stolen, Stanley helps to hunt down the culprits, changing the way the family think of him. The film was shot in York and includes many intertitles to help tell the story.
This reel contains an early comical film made by the Selby Cine Club. Using stop-motion animation, a jigsaw puzzle comes to life.
This reel contains an early comical film made by the Selby Cine Club which is about a man out walking his dog who is involved in a car accident.
With having to revert to making Ryvita crackers during the period of sweet rationing, Rowntree’s had little to promote in 1945. But they make the most of what they can with this whimsical cinema advert demonstrating how to make chocolate jumbles with their cocoa powder.
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.
Michael Clegg recounts the work of two well-known writers – Leo Walmsley and Bram Stoker – visiting the places that inspired their work, Robin Hood’s Bay and Whitby, respectively. As Clegg unearths the stories behind their work, the documentary shows excerpts from two films, ‘Turn of the Tide (1935), based on Walmsley’s novel ‘Three Fevers’, and ‘Scars of Dracula’ (1970).
This is a programme in the Clegg’s People series, with Michael Clegg interviewing three people working in Yorkshire in different artistic fields about their work. First up is renowned animal sculptor Sally Arnup, talking about her impressive bronze figures. She is followed by landscape and wildlife painter Neil Spillman, explaining his methods as he sits with easel on Skipworth Common. And lastly, Jon Gresham gives a tour of his wonderful Penny Arcadia Museum at the then Ritz Cinema in Pocklington.
This is a comedic film made by Doug and Nora Brear of the Wakefield Cine Club about a thief who targets the tourists at a stately home. The film was taken during a trip with the North East Film Club to Grantley Hall, North Yorkshire.