Britain on Film

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Original run: 6 Nov 2012 – 8 Oct 2013

Country of origin: UK

Genre: History

Network: BBC FOUR UK

Watched by: 4 of 707 960 0%

Total running time: 8 hours 26 minutes

Episode duration: 22 minutes

MyShows rating: 4 of 5 1


In 1959 Britain's biggest cinema company, the Rank Organisation, decided to replace its newsreels with a series of short, quirky, topical documentaries that examined all aspects of life in Britain. For the next ten years, Look at Life chronicled - on high-grade 35mm colour film - the changing face of British society, industry and culture. Britain on Film draws upon the 500 films in this unique archive to offer illuminating and often surprising insights into what became a pivotal decade in modern British history.

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