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Enjoy hours and hours of famous British Transport Commission films on six DVDs! This set contains many classics as Journey into Spring, Let’s Go to Birmingham and The Land of Robert Burns, Service for Southend, Let’s Go To Birmingham, Freight and a City, Seaspeed Express, Midland Country, North to the Dales, Lancashire Coast, Diesel Trainride, This Year by Rail and many more.
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Following the nationalisation of transport in 1948 the British Transport Commission set up its own in-house film production unit. Launched on 1 May 1949, and led for 25 years by Edgar Anstey – a foundling father of the British documentary movement – it became one of the largest industrial film units in Britain. The second volume in a series of 6-disc box sets contains such classics as Journey into Spring, Let’s Go to Birmingham and The Land of Robert Burns, as well as rare gems, including A Place in the Team, An Artist Looks at Churches and The Travolators This digitally remastered collection is a must for the transport enthusiast and the documentary aficionado alike. It includes a fully illustrated booklet with extensive films notes by BFI curators, and full credits.
Disc One: Work in Progress Under the River | Wash and Brush Up | A Place in the Team | Service for Southend | Diesel Trainride | Let’s Go To Birmingham | Reshaping British Railways
Disc Two: Forward to First Principles | Freight and a city | Second Nature | The New Tradition | Plumb-Loco | This Year by Rail | Overture: One-Two-Five
Disc Three: Ocean Terminal | Dodging the Column | Link Span | Every Valley | Journey into Spring | Between the Tides | Giant Load
Disc Four: They Take the High Road | Wild Highlands | Wild Wings | An Artist Looks at Churches | Railways For Ever! | The Scene from Melbury House | Age of Invention | Seaspeed Express
Disc Five: North to the Dales | Yorkshire Sands | Down to Sussex | The Land of Robert Burns | Journey into History | Midland Country | The Travolators
Disc Six: Journey to the Sea | London for a Day | The Beacons and Beyond | A Desperate Case | Lancashire Coast | Golfers in a Scottish Landscape