British Transport Films Volume Ten: London on the Move

Shifting its focus to the nation’s capital, this collection explores travel on London’s trams, buses and tube trains.

Following the nationalisation of transport in 1948, the British Transport Commission set up its own in-house film production unit. Launched on 1st May 1949, and led for 25 years by Edgar Anstey, a founding father of the British documentary movement, it became one of the largest industrial film units in Britain.

British Transport Films Volume 10, London on the Move, marks a most welcome return for the BFI’s celebrated and best-selling DVD series, and marks a shift in focus onto travel in the nation’s capital.

Bringing together a number of fascinating and informative films themed around London Transport, this extensive 2-DVD set explores travel on the trams, buses and tube trains which have carried millions of visitors and residents alike around London every year.

Disc one

  • All that Mighty Heart (1963)
  • Our Canteens (1951)
  • One for One (1964)
  • Cine Gazette No.14: Do You Remember? (1955)
  • The Nine Road (1975)
  • London on the Move (1970)

Disc two

  • Under Night Streets (1958)
  • Power Signal Lineman (1953)
  • Omnibus 150 (1979)
  • Cine Gazette No. 10 (1951)
  • Moving London (1983)
  • AFC: Automatic Fare Collection and You (1969)
  • Overhaul (1957)

Special features

  • Moving Millions (1947, 15 mins): A Central Office of Information film made by the Crown Film Unit in 1947 illustrating the scope of London Transport activities at their most extensive including bus, underground, trams and trollybuses.
  • Fully illustrated booklet.

Product information

    • Certificate

      Exempt

    • Colour

      Colour and Black/white

    • Sound

      Sound

    • Running time

      223mins

    • DVD region

      • 2 Europe (except Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus), Middle East, Egypt, Japan, South Africa, Swaziland, Lesotho, Greenland, French Overseas departments and territories

    • Catalogue number

      BFIVD894

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