Roll Out the Barrel

A collection of entertaining short dramas, humorous trade films, perceptive documentaries and archival newsreel items, presenting a history of the British boozer.

This fascinating 5-hour-plus collection of entertaining short dramas, humorous trade films, perceptive documentaries and archival newsreel items is an essential history of the British boozer on film.

From Arnold Miller’s swinging Under the Table You Must Go, Philip Trevelyan’s beautifully expressionistic The Ship Hotel Tyne Main and German director Peter Nestler’s Workingmen’s club in Sheffield to the local quirks and characters of Richard Massingham’s wartime Down at the Local, the whirlwind regional tour of A Round of Bass and Michael Palin and Terry Jones humorous trade film Henry Cleans Up, this must-have double measure of DVDs is full to the brim with the sights and sounds of the great British pub, exploring its role as a place of communal gathering, game playing and opinion debating throughout the ages.

Disc one

  • The Story of English Inns (1944)
  • Down at the Local (1945)
  • The Inn that Crossed the Sea (1950)
  • Tramp’s Ball (1953)
  • Beer and Skittles (1954)
  • The Old Pheasant (1958)
  • The Friendly Inn (1958)
  • Mining Review 16th Year No.5 (1963)
  • Lucy’s Table (1965) All in Good Time (1964)
  • A Working Men’s Club in Sheffield (1965)
  • The Ship Hotel - Tyne Main (1967)

Disc two

  • Under the Table You Must Go (1969)
  • Guinness for You A Round of Bass Henry Cleans Up (1974)
  • What’ll You Have? (1977)
  • New Pubs For Old (UK) (1979)
  • New Pubs For Old (International) (1979)
  • Local Life (1982)

Product information

    • Certificate

      Exempt

    • Colour

      Colour and Black/white

    • Sound

      Sound

    • Running time

      318mins

    • Languages

      English language

    • Original aspect ratio

      1.33:1

    • 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

      BFIVD937

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