Update November 2020: All orders being shipped as normal! There may be a longer wait than usual, due to high volume of parcels both for us and for Royal Mail. If you need an item urgently, please call us on 01454 321614 for an estimated delivery time.

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Over 100 New DVDs!
Dozens of Best Sellers!
Fantastic Gift Ideas, including stunning calendars!

Featuring over 30 minutes of previously unreleased colour cine film – with original soundtrack – from the early 1980s to the 1990s, you can now relax and enjoy some memorable scenes of classic steam locomotives on what many people consider to be England’s most scenic railway.

Our new Gift Wrapping Service allows you to send a personalised present directly to a friend or relative, with a short printed message of your choice! We use blank packaging and don’t include any receipts or promotional material.

Click the ‘Add gift wrap?’ link in your cart or during the checkout stage!

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1st Take Historical Films

From left to right: Dave Rogers, Steve Richards, Rachel Warren and Andy Warren
From left to right: Dave Rogers, Steve Richards, Rachel Warren and Andy Warren

Welcome to the 1st Take website, which gives you an unbeatable selection of new and hard-to-find DVDs – not only the perfect way to treat yourself, but also ideal gifts throughout the year!

Since we founded 1st Take in 1993, we have become one of the leading producers of Special Interest films in Britain. Our speciality is making films which celebrate the glorious heritage of the West Country, and we have made over a hundred documentaries during this time. From delightful portraits of towns, cities and counties to a fascinating range of films on Steam Railways, Aviation, Transport and Maritime & Military, we are certain there will be something for you!

In addition, we have worked with a wide range of like-minded producers all over Britain to offer you a fantastic choice of DVDs, which you just can’t find on the high street these days.

When you spend £35 or more you get FREE delivery (within the UK) and a £5 voucher, which you can redeem against your next purchase of £25 or more (eg. £25 order reduced to £20). 

Please also take a close look at our range of other services, including our fantastic Home Movies Transfer Service, Graduation coverage and filming of Corporate and Sports events.

We look forward to helping you in the near future.

With very best wishes

Dave Rogers
Managing Director – 1st Take Ltd.