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Following the nationalisation of transport in 1948 the British Transport Commission set up its own in-house film production unit. Launched on 1 May 1949, and led for 25 years by Edgar Anstey – a foundling father of the British documentary movement – it became one of the largest industrial film units in
The fourth volume in a series of 6-disc box sets presents a selection of films produced by BTF for London Transport in the post-war period, including construction of the Victoria Line. It also contains films on the new services offered by British Transport during the same period, such as The Future Works and Partners in Prosperity. This digitally remastered collection is a must for the transport enthusiast and the documentary aficionado alike. It includes a fully illustrated booklet with extensive films notes by BFI curators, and full credits.
Disc One: All That Mighty Heart | Our Canteens | One for One | The Nine Road | Cine Gazette No.14: Do You Remember? | London on the Move.
Disc Two: Under Night Streets | Power Signal Lineman | Omnibus 150 | Cine Gazette No. 10 | Moving London | AFC: Automatic Fare Collection and You | Overhaul | Moving Millions.
Disc Three: Experiment Under London | The Victoria Line Report No. 1: Over and Under | The Victoria Line Report No 2: Down and Along | The Victoria Line Report No 3: Problems and Progress.
Disc Four: The Victoria Line Report No 4: Equip and Complete | The Victoria Line Report No 5: London’s Victoria Line | A Hundred Years Underground | The Queen Opening the Victoria Line.
Disc Five: Bridge of Song | Joe Brown at Clapham | Diesel Power on British Railways | Sixth Rail Report: The Good Way to Travel | The Driving Force | Speedrail to the South | Contact with the Heart of England.
Disc Six: Freight Flow | The Future Works | Going Places Fast | Partners in Prosperity | Creating a Diversion | Inter-City 1250 | Belief in the Future.
Note: Previously released in individual volumes.
Produced by - British Transport Films
Running time - 564 mins (6 discs)
Format - Region 2 PAL Black & White, and Colour
Aspect Ratio - 1.33:1
Release date - 25th August 2014