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.
All these films are now preserved in the BFI National Archive. This selection has been digitally remastered for this two-disc, which is a ‘must’ not just for the transport enthusiast, but also for the documentary aficionado who will recognise traits and innovation in British non-fiction filmmaking.
- North to the Dales (1962)
- Yorkshire Sands (1955)
- Down to Sussex (1964)
- The Land of Robert Burns (1956)
- Journey into History (1952)
- Midland Country (1974)
- The Travolators (1961)
- Journey to the Sea (1952)
- London for a Day (1962)
- The Beacons and Beyond (1979)
- A Desperate Case (1958)
- Lancashire Coast (1957)
- Golfers in a Scottish Landscape (1971)
- Booklet with film notes on all films and credits.
Original aspect ratio
2 Europe (except Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus), Middle East, Egypt, Japan, South Africa, Swaziland, Lesotho, Greenland, French Overseas departments and territories