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Britain on Film: Coast & Sea (U)

13 August

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  • A Autism friendly
  • C Captioned
  • D Dementia friendly


This archive footage programme from Independent Cinema Office is a lush travelogue around the British coast filmed throughout the 20th century. Take a nostalgic stroll to classic British holiday resorts, a visit to Butlin’s in Brighton and 1930s surfing in Newquay, and explore the world of shipbuilding with the construction of the SS Olympic in 1910. Learn about lifeboats via the RNLI’s brisk, engaging promotional film; discover the private life of seabirds in Julian Huxley’s pioneering, Oscar-winning short film The Private Life of the Gannets (1934) and much more. All the while, in the background: the shimmering sea.

  • Directors various
  • Certificate U
  • Running time 1h33m
  • Country UK
  • Year of production 1901-78
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