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     2  +1 2014 sep 27gaumont film schoolBFI Screenonline: Film Studios and Industry Bodies > Gaumont Under Balcon , Gaumont -British was responsible for some prestigious films , such as ... of its directors, making her name in school films about biology and history.
     2  ~ 2014 aug 30british new waveBFI Screenonline: British New WaveBritain today is still a society in many ways defined by class, but in the 1950s divisions were far more rigid. The ' new wave ' films and the sources that inspired ...
     2  +2 2014 aug 27national film finance corporationNational Film Finance Corporation - ScreenonlineThe financing of the British film industry has long been the subject of specific legislation. The National Film Finance Corporation was established by the ...
     2  +1 2014 aug 01mony a pickleBFI Screenonline: Mony a Pickle (1938)The purpose of Mony a Pickle was to promote the idea of long-term saving in a Post Office Savings Account. (The Scottish phrase 'mony a mickle maks a muckle'  ...
     3  +2 2014 oct 03great white silenceBFI Screenonline: Great White Silence , The (1924)Astonishing film record of Scott's tragic 1910-13 expedition to the South Pole.
     3  +1 2014 sep 21british film instituteBFI ScreenonlineDefinitive guide to British film and TV history, with analysis, information and multimedia.
     3  +1 2014 aug 30the british film institute
     3  +3 2014 aug 14passport to pimlicoBFI Screenonline: Passport to Pimlico (1949)Cherished comedy in which a Pimlico street declares its independence.
     3  +10 2014 aug 10carry on screamingBFI Screenonline: Carry On Screaming ! (1966)The Carry On team take on Hammer in this spoof horror comedy.
     3  +4 2014 jul 29green forms alan bennettBFI Screenonline: Doris and Doreen (1978)Alan Bennett tragicomedy about office workers threatened with redundancy. ... Indeed, Bennett later adapted it for the stage as Green Forms , which toured ...
     4  +97 2014 sep 29why don't youBFI Screenonline: Why Don't You ... (1973-94)This series' full title Why Don't You Just Switch Off Your Television Set and Go and Do Something Less Boring Instead? (Radio Times originally billed it as ...
     4  +6 2014 sep 05dead of nightBFI Screenonline: Dead of Night (1945)Ealing Studios ' Dead of Night (1945) is one of just a handful of 'true' horror films of British cinema's first half-century, and certainly the most important film in that ...
     4  ~ 2014 sep 024shared educating mandyBFI Screenonline: Mandy (1952) SynopsisHarry visits a school for the deaf in Manchester, but dislikes it, and they decide to educate Mandy at home. Lacking space, they move in with Harry's parents, ...
     4  +97 2014 aug 21why dont you
     4  +2 2014 aug 01target for tonightBFI Screenonline: Target for Tonight (1941)In late 1940, RAF Bomber Command commissioned one of the most successful and well received of the documentaries produced by the Crown Film Unit , Harry  ...
     4  +6 2014 jul 31cathy come homeBFI Screenonline: Cathy Come Home (1966)The controversy generated by Cathy Come Home led to public outrage at the state of housing in Britain, and gave a welcome boost to the (coincidental) launch  ...
     4  ~ 2014 jul 25rescued by roverBFI Screenonline: Rescued by Rover (1905)A simple story of a baby being rescued by a dog, shot on a budget of seven pounds thirteen shillings and sixpence with a cast largely made up of the producer's ...
     4  +17 2014 jul 20nuts in mayBFI Screenonline: Nuts in May (1976)Nuts in May , Mike Leigh 's second Play for Today , was broadcast on 13 January 1976. Less dark than much of his earlier work, it prefigures the precise social ...
     5  ~ 2014 sep 14lynne ramsayBFI Screenonline: Ramsay , Lynne (1969-) BiographyLynne Ramsay's work bears a powerful personal imprint. Her films are marked by a fascination with children and young people and the recurring, unresolvable ...
     5  +2 2014 sep 06production of arm chairBFI Screenonline: Armchair Theatre (1956-74)Vance produced Armchair Theatre for two years, but his contribution has been downplayed by comparison with that of his successor, Sydney Newman . With the  ...
     5  +33 2014 sep 02lynda la planteBFI Screenonline: La Plante , Lynda (1943-) BiographyMain image of La Plante , Lynda (1943-). After starting out as a RADA -trained actress under the name Lynda Marchal in 1969, with television roles ranging from ...
     5  +4 2014 aug 31british gangster filmsBFI Screenonline: GangstersIn Britain , as in most other countries, crime was a popular subject for films from the very start. But ' gangster films ', as such, scarcely figure in British cinema until ...
     5  +2 2014 aug 28watch with motherBFI Screenonline: Watch With MotherPioneering programming for 1950s tots. Main image of Watch With Mother . The BBC began broadcasting television programmes aimed specifically at children in  ...
     5  +19 2014 aug 28way to the starsBFI Screenonline: Way to the Stars , The (1945)The Way to the Stars (d. Anthony Asquith, 1945) is one of the most effective and understated films about the conflict made during the Second World War, though ...
     5  +9 2014 aug 27ind of lovingBFI Screenonline: Kind of Loving , A (1962)New Wave film about a man torn between desire and responsibility.
     5  +4 2014 aug 26a kind of loving
     5  +11 2014 aug 19uk gangster filmsIn Britain, as in most other countries, crime was a popular subject for films from the very start. But ' gangster films ', as such, scarcely figure in British cinema until ...
     5  +2 2014 aug 16ice cold in alexBFI Screenonline: Ice Cold in Alex (1958)Two British officers in North Africa are assigned to escort an ambulance to Alexandria . En route, they pick up a South African officer, who proves invaluable on ...
     5  +3 2014 aug 14carry on cleoBFI Screenonline: Carry On Cleo (1964)Although designed as a send-up of the historical epics that proliferated throughout the 1960s, Carry On Cleo more directly parodies the notoriously extravagant ...
     5  +6 2014 aug 13dixon of dock greenBFI Screenonline: Dixon of Dock Green (1955-76)Cast: Jack Warner (PC George Dixon ); Peter Byrne (Detective Sergeant Andy Crawford); Billie Whitelaw, Jeannette Hutchinson, Anna Dawson (Mary Crawford) ; ...
     5  +1 2014 jul 25gaumont british contact usGaumont - British Picture Corporation - ScreenonlineContact & Feedback | Terms of Use ... Gaumont - British was a subsidiary of the French production company Gaumont , which had bought ... David Hand , but this venture was less successful, never rivalling the popularity of its US competition.
     6  +4 2014 sep 19shelagh delaneyBFI Screenonline: Shelagh Delaney's Salford (1960)Ken Russell's second Monitor -sponsored trip to the north of England (following Miners' Picnic , tx. 3/7/1960) is a portrait of the writer Shelagh Delaney that was ...
     6  +8 2014 sep 19oliver twist 1948BFI Screenonline: Oliver Twist ( 1948 )David Lean's definitive version of Charles Dickens' classic novel.
     6  +1 2014 sep 15the magicboxBFI Screenonline: Magic Box , The (1951)Made for the 1951 Festival of Britain as the film industry's primary showcase for its history, technology and associated glamour, The Magic Box is a largely ...
     6  +15 2014 sep 03carry on sergeantBFI Screenonline: Carry On Sergeant (1958)Proving that even great institutions have modest beginnings, Carry On Sergeant ( d. Gerald Thomas, 1958), the first film in the Carry On series, started out as little ...
     6  +9 2014 sep 02british gangster moviesBut ' gangster films ', as such, scarcely figure in British cinema until the 1940s. ... So for their first few decades, British crime movies tended to feature solo ...
     6  +5 2014 aug 31juke box juryBFI Screenonline: Juke Box Jury (1959-67)Early pop show in which guests rate the latest singles releases.
     6  +6 2014 aug 31an englishman abroadBFI Screenonline: Englishman Abroad , An (1983)A real-life Moscow encounter between an actress and a spy.
     6  +5 2014 aug 22ptang yang kipperbangBFI Screenonline: P'tang , Yang , Kipperbang (1982)The David Puttnam -produced First Love series (1982) generated a useful supply of stories for the newly launched Channel 4 , all on the theme of young ...
     6  +24 2014 aug 21the wicked ladyBFI Screenonline: Wicked Lady , The (1945)Lady Barbara Skelton is frustrated by the stifling conventions of seventeenth- century England and asserts her independence through stealing her best friend's  ...
     6  +7 2014 aug 20working title filmsWorking Title Films - ScreenonlineMain image of Working Title Films . Sarah Radclyffe (later working independently) , Tim Bevan (born in New Zealand) and Eric Fellner were highly successful in ...
     6  +5 2014 aug 14the little match sellerBFI Screenonline: Little Match Seller , The (1902)First announced in the same December 1902 catalogue that heralded James Williamson 's remarkable A Reservist, Before the War and After the War , The Little  ...
     6  +5 2014 aug 10gurinder chadha contact detailsBFI Screenonline: Chadha , Gurinder (1960-) BiographyContact & Feedback | Terms of Use ... Gurinder Chadha was born in Kenya and came to Britain with her parents in 1961. ... and a number of television documentaries, Chadha went to Los Angeles to make her next feature film What's Cooking?
     6  +23 2014 jul 26new wave films50s-60s films which reinvigorated cinema. ... The ' new wave ' films and the sources that inspired them gave a voice to a working-class that was for the first time ...
     7  +4 2014 oct 02film de culBFI Screenonline: Cul - de -Sac (1966)Courtesy of EuroLondon Films Ltd. Main image of Cul - de -Sac (1966) ... Production Company, Compton-Tekli Film Productions. Produced by, Gene Gutowski.
     7  +12 2014 sep 29sapphire and steel packBFI Screenonline: Sapphire and Steel (1979-82) SynopsisSteel is contacted telepathically by Sapphire and joins her on the platform. ... again, now clearly identifiable as the World War I song ' Pack Up Your Troubles'.
     7  +94 2014 sep 08italian job 1969 pirateBFI Screenonline: Dee, Simon (1935-2009) BiographyAfter leaving Shrewsbury public school, he worked in various jobs including a
     7  +2 2014 sep 07london weekend televisionLondon Weekend Television - ScreenonlineMain image of London Weekend Television ( LWT ). When ITV's second franchise round came up in 1967, the Independent Television Authority (ITA) had it all ...
     7  +22 2014 sep 02saturday night sunday morningBFI Screenonline: Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (1960)Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (1960) is the 'new wave' film which has most preserved its reputation with modern critics. Added to critical support at the ...
     7  +44 2014 sep 01digital film distributionBFI Screenonline: Film DistributionTowards the end of 2005, the UK distribution and exhibition sectors were starting to move towards digital distribution and exhibition. For exhibitors, digital  ...
     7  +13 2014 sep 01magic roundabout charactersBFI Screenonline: Magic Roundabout , The (1965-77)Main image of Magic Roundabout , The (1965-77) ... The odd characters fuelled a long-discredited urban myth that each was a coded reference to an illegal drug ...
     7  +3 2014 aug 25the arsenal stadium mysteryBFI Screenonline: Arsenal Stadium Mystery , The (1939)One of the earliest fiction films to exploit the nation's love of football, The Arsenal Stadium Mystery also proved a surprisingly successful attempt to incorporate ...
     7  +15 2014 aug 14kitchen sink dramaThat action, such as it is, details everyday dramas - hence 'the kitchen sink ' tag. We see events through the emotional journeys of the characters. Interestingly ...
     7  +4 2014 jul 31this happy breedBFI Screenonline: This Happy Breed (1944)This Happy Breed was David Lean 's first official credit as solo director, and the most successful film of 1944. It was adapted from Noël Coward 's hit stage play ...
     7  ~ 2014 jul 26a history of britainBFI Screenonline: History of Britain by Simon Schama, A (2000-02)If Alistair Cooke's America (BBC, 1972) was an attempt to explain the development and character of the US to British viewers, then Simon Schama 's A History of  ...
     7  +46 2014 jul 17chance of a lifetimeBFI Screenonline: Chance of a Lifetime (1950)Fascinating industrial relations drama in which workers take over a factory.
     8  +3 2014 oct 05films de cul
     8  +8 2014 oct 03quickies in ukBFI Screenonline: B PicturesThe origins of the British 'B' picture - a label which might loosely and very ... ' quota quickies ' - derided by critics at the time as a disgrace to British cinema.
     8  +33 2014 sep 30ascent of manBFI Screenonline: Ascent of Man , The (1973)The result was The Ascent of Man (BBC, 1973), a personal account of the history of science and technology presented by Jacob Bronowski , some four years in ...
     8  +15 2014 sep 18film genreBFI Screenonline: Genres and ThemesWe commonly consider films in terms of their genre - the set of characteristics that distinguish, say, a Western from a Comedy or a Thriller. We recognise genres  ...
     8  +25 2014 sep 09quatermass and the pitBFI Screenonline: Quatermass and the Pit (1958-59)The third series - and perhaps the best - featuring Nigel Kneale 's hugely successful creation, the steadfast scientific genius Professor Bernard Quatermass , ...
     8  +5 2014 sep 01adjust your setBFI Screenonline: Do Not Adjust Your Set (1967-69)However, the idea had previously featured in a children's programme, Do Not Adjust Your Set (ITV, 1967-69), a series devised and written by future Python ...
     8  +5 2014 aug 28lavender hill mobBFI Screenonline: Lavender Hill Mob , The (1951)The Lavender Hill Mob (1951) was the second of three Ealing collaborations between director Charles Crichton and writer T.E.B. Clarke , the team responsible  ...
     8  +7 2014 aug 15the blue lampBFI Screenonline: Blue Lamp , The (1949)Probably the most famous of all British police films, The Blue Lamp (d. Basil Dearden, 1950) is a classic example of the Ealing Studios ethos of inclusiveness.
     8  +39 2014 aug 13thank your lucky starsBFI Screenonline: Thank Your Lucky Stars (1961-66)Thank Your Lucky Stars (1961-66) was ITV 's answer to the BBC 's weekly hit pop music programme, Juke Box Jury (1959-67), although its style was more ...
     8  +2 2014 aug 03london weekend television studiosMain image of London Weekend Television (LWT) ... As Thames needed only the central London offices at Television House, Rediffusion's Wembley studios  ...
     8  +15 2014 aug 01filth rich and catflapBFI Screenonline: Filthy Rich and Catflap (1987)Ben Elton -scripted sitcom Filthy , Rich and Catflap reunited three-quarters of the cast of The Young Ones (BBC, 1982-84) in a satire of the acting profession set ...
     8  +27 2014 aug 01enemy at the doorBFI Screenonline: Enemy at the Door (1978-80)Enemy at the Door was devised by Michael Chapman and chronicled, sometimes in exacting detail, the effects of the Nazi invasion of the Channel Islands ...
     8  ~ 2014 jul 21the edge of darknessBFI Screenonline: Edge of Darkness (1985)Yorkshire CID detective Ronald Craven witnesses the murder of his anti-nuclear campaigner daughter. His police bosses believe the bullet was meant for him, ...
     9  -2 2014 oct 03made in britainBFI Screenonline: Made in Britain (1983)First screened on ITV in 1983, Made in Britain was the third collaboration between Alan Clarke and screenwriter David Leland . The play focuses on teenager ...
     9  +5 2014 sep 28the magibox
     9  +18 2014 sep 10the man in whiteBFI Screenonline: Man in the White Suit, The (1951)The Man in the White Suit is perhaps the most cynical, and certainly the most complex, of the Ealing comedies . It was Alexander Mackendrick 's second film as  ...
     9  +2 2014 sep 06bbc forms of idBFI Screenonline: Game and Quiz ShowsTop of the Form ( BBC , 1953-75), a general knowledge team quiz for school children, also began on radio. Mastermind ( BBC , 1972-) and University Challenge ...
     9  +53 2014 aug 26the stone tapeBFI Screenonline: Stone Tape , The (1972)A team of scientists working in an abandoned mansion to develop a new recording medium discovers that one of the rooms, considered for decades to be  ...
     9  +49 2014 aug 12the four feathersBFI Screenonline: Four Feathers , The (1939)Lavish Technicolor costume epic about an alleged coward fighting in the Sudan.
     9  +2 2014 aug 12the l shaped roomBFI Screenonline: L - Shaped Room , The (1962)A pregnant young French woman comes to stay in a boarding house in London. She makes friends with the mixed and impoverished occupants and starts a ...
     9  +12 2014 aug 04british soap operasBFI Screenonline: Soap OperaIn the UK however, the public service ethos of both BBC and ITV ensured that soap opera had to evolve quickly, and the genre was rarely far from arguments ...
     9  +18 2014 aug 04make short film scriptBFI Screenonline: Writing Short Films : IntroductionOne of the striking features of the last decade of short film making in the UK has been the ... narratives, and the increasing attention placed on the screenplay .
     9  +4 2014 jul 25close up magazineMarch of the Intellectuals - BFI Screenonline: Early Film CriticismIn July 1927 a new film magazine arrived, pocket-sized, in a distinctive burnt orange cover. This was Close Up , the idiosyncratic, maddening, invaluable monthly ...
     10  ~ 2014 sep 28televison 1960sBFI Screenonline: TV in the 1960sDecade overview. Main image of TV in the 1960s . In the early 1960s , the Pilkington Committee reported on the future of broadcasting. The committee, chaired by ...
     10  -3 2014 sep 15leslie howardBFI Screenonline: Howard , Leslie (1893-1943) BiographyThough he would spend much of his career specialising in roles that conveyed a certain type of gentle, civilised Englishness, Leslie Howard not only came from ...
     10  +18 2014 aug 26up the junctionBFI Screenonline: Up the Junction (1965)Nell Dunn 's ' Up the Junction ' , directed by Ken Loach , was a controversial and mould-breaking TV drama, watched by an audience of nearly 10 million on first ...
     10  +91 2014 aug 22kitchen sink novelThat action, such as it is, details everyday dramas - hence 'the kitchen sink ' tag. ... A borstal boy turns marathon runner in this adaptation of Alan Sillitoe's novel  ...
     10  +6 2014 aug 22carry on nurseBFI Screenonline: Carry On Nurse (1958)The second Carry On, with the team beginning to take shape.
     10  +22 2014 aug 17the lady killersBFI Screenonline: Ladykillers , The (1955)Released in 1955, the black comedy The Ladykillers was the last of the great Ealing comedies (although two more, very minor, comedies were released before  ...
     10  +34 2014 aug 11my son the fanaticBFI Screenonline: My Son The Fanatic (1997)The son of a Westernised Pakistani cab driver is drawn towards radical Islam.
     10  +18 2014 jul 26ruth rendell mysteriesBFI Screenonline: Ruth Rendell Mysteries , The (1987-2000)Crime thriller series adapted from the novels of Ruth Rendell .
     10  +38 2014 jul 23a very british coupBFI Screenonline: Very British Coup , A (1988)A Very British Coup (Channel 4, 1988) looks both to the past and to the future. Made after Labour's third successive election defeat in 1987, when the party was  ...
     11  +17 2014 oct 03nil by mouthBFI Screenonline: Nil By Mouth (1997)Gary Oldman's disturbing portrait of a dysfunctional South London family.
     11  +1 2014 sep 15elveyBFI Screenonline: Elvey , Maurice (1887-1967) BiographyAmbitious and hard-working, Elvey rose quickly to directing and producing plays, establishing his own theatrical company before switching to films in 1912.
     11  ~ 2014 aug 27actors equity ukBritish Actors ' Equity Association - ScreenonlineMain image of Equity ( British Actors ' Equity Association). This trade union represents all the acting media - radio, TV, theatre, and film - as well as others involved ...
     11  +5 2014 aug 26nogin the nogBFI Screenonline: Saga of Noggin the Nog , The (1959)In the lands of the North, tales are told of how brave and wise King Noggin the Nog ruled benevolently over his people and kept them safe from the evil plans of  ...
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