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41.

The WPA Film Library [electronic resource]: British Pound Devalues, 1967

British Pound devalued. London stock exchange and banks close for one day.
Online
1967
42.

The WPA Film Library Part III [electronic resource]: Computerized British Ship, 1967

HMS Glamorgan - combat control and gunnery spaces on warship
Online
1967
44.

The WPA Film Library [electronic resource]: Premier Kosygin in Britain, 1967

Soviet Premier Aleksei Kosygin on state visit to Great Britain
Online
1967
48.

The WPA Film Library [electronic resource]: British Postal Strike, 1969

British Post Office workers strike over loss in overtime pay with protest rally in Hyde Park
Online
1969
49.

The WPA Film Library [electronic resource]: British Troops in Northern Ireland, ca. 1971

British soldiers patrol in Catholic Section in Belfast, Northern Ireland
Online
1971
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The WPA Film Library [electronic resource]: British Soldiers in Northern Ireland, 1972

British soldiers on street in Londonderry (Northern Ireland) with kids
Online
1972
52.

The Changing Role of Women in the U.K. [electronic resource]

The 20th century saw enormous change for women in the home, at work, and in society at large. What has brought about these changes, and are they for the better? Even with legislation to ensure equal pay for equal work, sexual discrimination outlawed, and a former female prime minister, concerns about equality remain. Are today's women expected to be responsible for cooking, cleaning, and childcare as well as being employed outside the home? This program explores the changing role of women in the U.K., touching on voting, the impact of World War II, and the glass ceiling.
Online
2010; 2013
53.

28 Up Part 2 [electronic resource]: U.K.

After three previous installments, each one covering a particular stage of human growth and development, the Up series turned age 28 into an epochal study - one that required three separate parts in order to tell its ongoing stories. This film, the second portion of 28 Up, focuses on several participants as they reflect on their current situations in life. Career obstacles, financial challenges, and the complexities of personal relationships - those that thrive as well as those that have been neglected or broken apart - become, in each unflinching scene, the stuff of riveting documentary cinema. As with all Up episodes produced after the first one, the program includes plenty of footage taken from earlier years so that viewers can easily compare the different stages.
Online
1984; 2013
54.

28 Up Part 3 [electronic resource]: U.K.

After three previous installments, each one covering a particular stage of human growth and development, the Up series turned age 28 into an epochal study - one that required three separate parts in order to tell its ongoing stories. This film, the third portion of 28 Up, focuses on several participants as they reflect on their current situations in life. Career obstacles, financial challenges, and the complexities of personal relationships - those that thrive as well as those that have been neglected or broken apart - become, in each unflinching scene, the stuff of riveting documentary cinema. As with all Up episodes produced after the first one, the program includes plenty of footage taken from earlier years so that viewers can easily compare the different stages.
Online
1984; 2013
55.

35 Up [electronic resource]: U.K.

In this program, the longitudinal Up series offers an in-depth look at its participants at age 35. John appears with his wife alongside him, while touting a new promotional goal of bringing aid to Bulgaria, his mother's birthplace. Ostensibly a worthwhile and charitable cause, his project nevertheless raised questions about the purpose of his involvement in the film. Tony's segment, also filmed with his wife, features more down-to-earth topics; the former boisterous youngster is now in the early phase of middle age and speaks with astounding frankness about his infidelities and family life. Of the three working-class women, only Lynn is still married, while Sue and Jackie have both divorced and Jackie, now a bartender, has a son from an unmarried relationship. Andrew has two sons, Ne [...]
Online
1991; 2013
56.

A Taste for Power [electronic resource]

How did an island on the fringe of Europe come to rule over one quarter of the planet? How did so small a country get such a big head? This program shows how spectacular displays of imperial power were employed to dazzle Britain's subjugated peoples and helped develop the image of British royalty into an object of awe and admiration. The film travels to India, where local soldiers and maharajahs aided a handful of British traders in taking over vast areas of land, and to Egypt, where Britain's temporary "peace-keeping" mission turned into a 70-year occupation. In the Arabian desert, viewers learn how T. E. Lawrence brought a touch of romance to the grim struggle of the First World War, while the "triumphant" conquest of Palestine by imperial troops is now recognized as an event that [...]
Online
2012; 2013
57.

Playing the Game [electronic resource]

Guns and bombs may be the chief weapons of imperialism, but never underestimate the power of leisure; a kingdom's worth nothing without it! This program measures the global rise of British rule by tracing the growth of a particularly British type of hero-adventurer, gentleman, amateur sportsman, and decent chap-as well as a decidedly British type of obsession: sport, the empire at play. Viewers are taken to East Africa in the footsteps of Victorian explorers in search of the source of the Nile; to Khartoum, to tell the story of General Gordon, a half-crazed visionary who "played the game" to the hilt; to Hong Kong, where the British indulged their passion for horse racing by building a spectacular race course; and to Jamaica, where the greatest imperial game of all-cricket-became a b [...]
Online
2012; 2013
58.

Doing Good [electronic resource]

As idealistic as it sounds, many argue that a desire for conquest can become a mission to improve the welfare of humankind. This program explores that notion, especially how it has played out in Africa, despite the myopia of an unquestioned belief that Britain could and should rule the world. In Central Africa, viewers travel in the footsteps of David Livingstone, who, though a failure as a missionary, became a legendary figure-the patron saint of empire who reshaped English attitudes toward the so-called "Dark Continent." In South Africa, the film tells the story of Cecil Rhodes, a man with a different sort of mission, who believed in the white man's right to rule the world, laying down the foundations for apartheid. The journey ends in Kenya, where conflict between white settlers a [...]
Online
2012; 2013
59.

British Cities [electronic resource]: Sex and Sensibility - the Allure of Art Nouveau

Britain's contributions to Art Nouveau are examined in this program as cultural correspondent Stephen Smith unearths the bright, brief, and controversial career of Aubrey Beardsley, known for his erotically decadent illustrations. Smith also explores the work of designer Mary Watts and the massive influence of department store entrepreneur Arthur Liberty, whose "Liberty prints" are still used in fashion and home décor today. In Scotland, Smith celebrates the highly acclaimed artist Margaret MacDonald, as well as her husband, artist/architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh.
Online
2012; 2013
60.

Green Street Hooligans

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Matt, banished from Harvard when his roommate sets him up as a drug-bust patsy, relocates to England, reconnecting with his sister Shannon. The naive Yank quickly finds himself passed off to Shannon's brother-in-law. Pete is a member of a 'firm'-thugs who with their ferociously bloodthirsty, off-the-pitch street battles are emblematic of the testosterone fueled psychosis of British football hooliganism-"supporting the home team," West Ham United. At first the butt of jokes, Matt is inexorably sucked in by these mad, bad, dangerous-to-know Hammers fans and into the black hole of thuggery, first hoisting incalculable pints, singing indecipherable anthems, preparing, again and again, to war on the terraces of the home turf for nothing much at all.
DVD
2006; 2004
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