The Golden Age of British Film and Theatre
Updated: 21st March, 2017.
British cinema during the 1940s enjoyed a golden age as wartime film-makers found a new freedom to reflect the national mood, producing works of unparalleled ambition and boldness.
Audiences turned to Ealing comedy films, escapist melodrama - often from Gainsborough Pictures - and World War II propaganda.
Sidney Gilliat season at the British Film Institute, London, 2008
At the Coalface Night, BBC4, Michael Redgrave in The Stars Look Down
King Coal | Celebrating 20th century industrial heritage in film
Joan Greenwood as Samantha in It’s Tommy Cooper (1970)
Season 1, episode 4 opening credits | ‘Great Performances of Our Time’
It’s Toomy Cooper (1969-71) opening credits
Alastair Sim, British actor, publicity photograph
Margaret Lockwood as a contestant on Celebrity Squares (1975)
The Lavender Hill Mob (1951) opening credits
Escape from Zahrain (1962) opening credits
Bognor (1981-82) opening credits
Dee Time opening credits
Jean Simmons as Gretchen Jordache Burke in Beggarman, Thief (1979)
Recent DVD & Blu-ray Releases
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