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British Transport Films Volume Nine: Just the Ticket (2-DVD set) British Transport Films Volume Nine: Just the Ticket (2-DVD set)

Over four hours of material from the British Transport Commission, with particular focus on the staff training film, including some likely unseen by the British public.

Over four hours of material from the British Transport Commission, with particular focus on the staff training film, including some likely unseen by the British public.

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Following the nationalisation of transport in 1948, the British Transport Commission set up its own in-house film production unit. Launched on 1st May 1949, and led for 25 years by Edgar Anstey - a founding father of the British documentary movement - it became one of the largest industrial film units in Britain.

All these films are now preserved in the BFI National Archive. This selection has been digitally remastered for this two disc set, which is a must not just for the transport enthusiast, but also for the documentary aficionado who will recognise traits and innovation in British non-fiction filmmaking.

'Just the Ticket' contains over four hours of British film classics, with particular focus on the staff training film, a genre often wrongly neglected but no less creative and accomplished by the award-winning BTF unit. A good number of films such as 'Lost, Stolen, Damaged', 'Manhandling' and 'It Takes all Sorts' were likely unseen by the majority of the British Public, but that in no way diminishes their originality or charm. The very first BTF title 'Berth 24' finally makes an appearance on this volume. 'Just Like the Rest of Us' is a sensitive portrayal of people with disabilities and how we would all like to be treated.

Disc one

  • Berth 24 (1950)
  • Peak District (1954)
  • Train Driver (1966)
  • Give Your Car a Holiday (1967)
  • Just the Ticket (1978)

Disc two

  • Away for the Day (1952)
  • They Had an Idea (1953)
  • Manhandling (1962)
  • Lost, Stolen, Damaged (1964)
  • Go As You Please in Britain (1975)
  • It Takes All Sorts (1978)
  • Just Like the Rest of Us (1983)

Following the nationalisation of transport in 1948, the British Transport Commission set up its own in-house film production unit. Launched on 1st May 1949, and led for 25 years by Edgar Anstey - a founding father of the British documentary movement - it became one of the largest industrial film units in Britain.

All these films are now preserved in the BFI National Archive. This selection has been digitally remastered for this two disc set, which is a must not just for the transport enthusiast, but also for the documentary aficionado who will recognise traits and innovation in British non-fiction filmmaking.

'Just the Ticket' contains over four hours of British film classics, with particular focus on the staff training film, a genre often wrongly neglected but no less creative and accomplished by the award-winning BTF unit. A good number of films such as 'Lost, Stolen, Damaged', 'Manhandling' and 'It Takes all Sorts' were likely unseen by the majority of the British Public, but that in no way diminishes their originality or charm. The very first BTF title 'Berth 24' finally makes an appearance on this volume. 'Just Like the Rest of Us' is a sensitive portrayal of people with disabilities and how we would all like to be treated.

Disc one

  • Berth 24 (1950)
  • Peak District (1954)
  • Train Driver (1966)
  • Give Your Car a Holiday (1967)
  • Just the Ticket (1978)

Disc two

  • Away for the Day (1952)
  • They Had an Idea (1953)
  • Manhandling (1962)
  • Lost, Stolen, Damaged (1964)
  • Go As You Please in Britain (1975)
  • It Takes All Sorts (1978)
  • Just Like the Rest of Us (1983)

Extras

  • Booklet with film notes on all films and credits

Additional Info

Additional Info

SKU 5035673008096
Catalogue Number BFIVD809
Product contents
  • Booklet with film notes on all films and credits.
Year 1950 , 1983
Director Various
Publisher(s) BFI
Format DVD
Countries United Kingdom
Aspect ratio 1.33:1
Colour Colour and Black/white
Sound Sound
Subtitles English for the hard-of-hearing
Language(s) English
Running time 254
DVD region 2
Certificate Exempt

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