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British Transport Films Volume Six: The Art of Travel (2-DVD set) British Transport Films Volume Six: The Art of Travel (2-DVD set)

The sixth volume of films from the British Transport Commission's in-house film production unit, set up following the nationalisation of transport in 1948.

The sixth volume of films from the British Transport Commission's in-house film production unit, set up following the nationalisation of transport in 1948.

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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, 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.

Disc one

  • North to the Dales (1962)
  • Yorkshire Sands (1955)
  • Down to Sussex (1964)
  • The Land of Robert Burns (1956)
  • Journey into History (1952)
  • Midland Country (1974)
  • The Travolators (1961)

Disc two

  • Journey to the Sea (1952)
  • London for a Day (1962)
  • The Beacons and Beyond (1979)
  • A Desperate Case (1958)
  • Lancashire Coast (1957)
  • Golfers in a Scottish Landscape (1971)

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, 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.

Disc one

  • North to the Dales (1962)
  • Yorkshire Sands (1955)
  • Down to Sussex (1964)
  • The Land of Robert Burns (1956)
  • Journey into History (1952)
  • Midland Country (1974)
  • The Travolators (1961)

Disc two

  • Journey to the Sea (1952)
  • London for a Day (1962)
  • The Beacons and Beyond (1979)
  • A Desperate Case (1958)
  • Lancashire Coast (1957)
  • Golfers in a Scottish Landscape (1971)

Extras

  • Booklet with film notes on all films and credits.

Additional Info

Additional Info

SKU 5035673007457
Catalogue Number BFIVD745
Product contents
  • Booklet with film notes on all films and credits.
Year 1952 , 1979
Director Various
Publisher(s) BFI
Format DVD
Countries United Kingdom
Aspect ratio 1.33:1
Colour Colour
Sound Sound
Language(s) English
Running time 212
DVD region 2
Certificate Exempt

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