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British Transport Films Volume 14: The Road Ahead (2-Disc DVD Set)

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The fourteenth volume in the long-running BTF series featuring 14 films including Speed the Payload, Railbus for the 80’s and Five in Millions

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

This 2-disc collection includes 14 newly remastered films, most of which have never been released on DVD before, including Railbus for the 80’s, Five in Millions and Speedlink: The Quiet Revolution. Also included on this release is a new score for Safe on the Track? by composer Mordecai Smyth.

Includes a fully illustrated booklet with new writing on the films by BFI curator and BTF expert Steven Foxon and post-war transport historian and enthusiast Stephen Edwards.

This digitally remastered collection is a must for the transport enthusiast and the documentary aficionado alike.

Contents:

Disc 1

  • Diesel Train Driver: Driving the Train (1959, 19 mins)
  • Railway Electrification at Industrial Frequency (1960, 26 mins)
  • Contact with the Heart of England (1967, 8 mins)
  • Speed the Payload (1967, 15 mins)
  • Safe on the Track? (1969, 11 mins)
  • Flashing Yellows (1976, 10 mins)
  • Railbus for the 80's (1978, 6 mins)

Disc 2

  • Through to the Continent by Ferry Train (1978, 8 mins)
  • Carriage Cleaning (1978, 28 mins)
  • Great Britain: A Travel Guide (1978, 9 mins)
  • Five in Millions (1978, 26 mins)
  • Emergency Coupling Class 253/4 (1980, 14 mins)
  • Safe at Work? (1980, 26 mins)
  • Speedlink: The Quiet Revolution (1980, 9 mins)
Extras
  • Newly commissioned score for Safe on the Track by composer Mordecai Smyth
  • Fully illustrated booklet with new writing on the films by the BFI’s Steven Foxon and post-war transport historian and enthusiast Stephen Edwards
Additional Information
More Information
SKU 5035673021279
Catalogue Number BFIV2127
Product contents 2 discs
Director Various
Format DVD
Publisher(s) BFI
Countries UK
Language(s) English
Running time 215 min
DVD region 0
Certificate E
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