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The British Transport Films Collection Vol 12: The Driving Force (2-Disc DVD)

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  • Directors: Various
  • Format: Dolby, PAL
  • Language: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Classification: Exempt
  • Studio: Bfi
  • DVD Release Date: 24 Feb. 2014
  • Run Time: 207 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00GINB9B2
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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.

Films

  • 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)

Extras

  • 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


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