THE BRITISH TRANSPORT FILMS COLLECTION VOLUME 12
THE DRIVING FORCE
Following the nationalisation of public transport in 1948, the British Transport Commission set up its own in-house film production unit. Launched on 1st 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.
Volume twelve in this series of double-DVD sets presents a selection of previously unreleased films that look at the improvements, developments and new services offered by British Transport in the post-war period. Highlights include Future Works (1969), an enthralling tour of the Swindon railway workshops, and Partners in Prosperity (1982), which outlines plans for a truly modern integrated road and rail transport structure in Scotland.
This digitally remastered collection is a must for the transport enthusiast and the documentary aficionado alike.
- Disc One
- Bridge of Song (1955, 15 mins)
- Joe Brown at Clapham (1965, 15 mins)
- Diesel Power On British Railways (1965, 8 mins)
- Rail Report 6: The Good Way to Travel (1965, 19 mins)
- The Driving Force (1966, 24 mins)
- Speedrail to the South (1967, 11 mins)
- Contact with the Heart of England (1967, 9 mins)
- Disc Two
- Freight Flow (1969, 21 mins)
- The Future Works (1969, 21 mins)
- Going Places Fast (1974, 15 mins)
- Creating a Diversion (1980, 10 mins)
- Partners In Prosperity (1982, 20 mins)
- Intercity 1250 (1982, 4 mins)
- Belief In The Future (1976, 15 mins): Internal communications film for British Rail in which Peter Parker, the new BR chairman, addresses his employees on the challenge
- Fully illustrated booklet
UK | 1955 1982 | black & white, and colour | English language | 207 minutes | DVD9 x 2 | Original aspect ratio 1.33:1 | Region 0 PAL DVD