From the British Film Institute – British Transport Films Volume 14: THE ROAD AHEAD


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From the British Film Institute

British Transport Films Volume 14:


2-Disc DVD Set 

Years: 1959-1980 | Colour and Black & White | Running Time: approx. 215 minutes

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 80ís, 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. 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 is also included. This digitally remastered collection is a must for the transport enthusiast and the documentary aficionado alike.

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)

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Additional information

Weight .101 kg
Dimensions 13.5 × 19.5 × 1.5 cm