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British film and television. A useful free source for twentieth century British social history.

Contains photographs, posters, scripts, biographical information on actors and directors, encyclopaedia entries on individual films and TV programmes, publicity and marketing materials. You can browse entries by genre in film or television, personality, timeline or take a tour on a theme within British film and television history (eg Women in wartime or Britishness).

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The material is for educational purposes only and cannot be copied, reproduced, transmitted, broadcast or downloaded unless otherwise indicated in pop-up notices throughout the site.


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