Reel History of Britain
October 17, 2011 8:38 AM   Subscribe

The Reel History of Britain, a BFI/BBC co-production, brings archive film into the nation’s living rooms. The footage shown in the series has been selected from the hundreds of thousands of films and programmes preserved in Britain’s film and television archives. We are complementing the series by making many of the films featured in The Reel History of Britain available online in their entirety, alongside expert commentary from the nation’s archive curators.
posted by Trurl (4 comments total) 12 users marked this as a favorite
O mefites! Are you so jaded by the onward march of the digital that such a slug of absorbing history turning up for your viewing pleasure passes without comment?

I think it's fab, and want more.
posted by Devonian at 2:53 PM on October 17, 2011

And I liked it too! Thanks for the post.
posted by binturong at 6:18 PM on October 17, 2011

I just watched Children on Trial. A combination of film noir, documentary, and detective drama -- with interesting footnotes. As good as any old TCM movie and well worth an hour of my time.
posted by binturong at 6:43 PM on October 17, 2011

Thanks for posting this! This looks like fantastic fun.
posted by pymsical at 1:42 AM on October 18, 2011

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