Following the nationalisation of transport in 1948 the British Transport Commission set up its own in-house film production unit. Launched on 1 May 1949, and led for 25 years by Edgar Anstey – a foundling father of the British documentary movement – it became one of the largest industrial film units in Britain.
The fourth volume in a series of 6-disc box sets presents a selection of films produced by BTF for London Transport in the post-war period, including construction of the Victoria Line. It also contains films on the new services offered by British Transport during the same period, such as The Future Works and Partners in Prosperity.
This digitally remastered collection is a must for the transport enthusiast and the documentary aficionado alike. It includes a fully illustrated booklet with extensive films notes by BFI curators, and full credits.
All That Mighty Heart
One for One
The Nine Road
Cine Gazette No.14: Do You Remember?
London on the Move
Under Night Streets
Power Signal Lineman
Cine Gazette No. 10
AFC: Automatic Fare Collection and You
Experiment Under London
The Victoria Line Report No. 1: Over and Under
The Victoria Line Report No 2: Down and Along
The Victoria Line Report No 3: Problems and Progress
The Victoria Line Report No 4: Equip and Complete
The Victoria Line Report No 5: London’s Victoria Line