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Folk Customs on Film

GUEST,Fred McCormick 07 Apr 13 - 06:09 AM
GUEST,Guest TF 07 Apr 13 - 07:49 AM
GUEST,Derek Schofield 07 Apr 13 - 12:34 PM
Ross Campbell 07 Apr 13 - 06:24 PM
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Subject: Folk Customs on Film
From: GUEST,Fred McCormick
Date: 07 Apr 13 - 06:09 AM

I've just found a programme on BBC I-Player about British folk customs. It's at . It will be on-line for the next four days.

The commentary doesn't half creak, mind, but there's some fascinating footage nonetheless.

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Subject: RE: Folk Customs on Film
From: GUEST,Guest TF
Date: 07 Apr 13 - 07:49 AM

The man to see is Doc Rowe. He's got the lot.

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Subject: RE: Folk Customs on Film
From: GUEST,Derek Schofield
Date: 07 Apr 13 - 12:34 PM

It was broadcast on BBC 4 a few weeks ago...

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Subject: RE: Folk Customs on Film
From: Ross Campbell
Date: 07 Apr 13 - 06:24 PM

The blurb -

Britain on Film - 7. This Sceptred Isle

In 1959, Britain's biggest cinema company, the Rank Organisation, decided to replace its newsreels with a series of short, quirky, topical documentaries that examined all aspects of life in Britain. For the next ten years, Look at Life chronicled - on high-grade 35mm colour film - the changing face of British society, industry and culture. Britain on Film draws upon the 500 films in this unique archive to offer illuminating and often surprising insights into what became a pivotal decade.

This episode examines Look at Life's quirky films that documented unusual or eccentric British customs, rituals and traditions. In an era where many Britons embraced change as never before, these revealing and highly entertaining films show that people were determined to preserve the idiosyncratic aspects of our national life.

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