Published date: 24 June 2011

The National Archives’ exploration of the British government’s uneasy relationship with the film industry continues. From groundbreaking social dramas and Oscar-winning hits to obscure Swedish erotic documentaries, our documents shed light on four decades of cinematic history. We see what Winston Churchill thought of The Dambusters, examine whether Rock Around the Clock could really cause teen violence and discover why Ealing isn’t just for comedy. Is the government really ‘frightened’ of cinema? Lights, camera, archives! (Popcorn not included).

Author: Jo Pugh Duration: 01:06:39

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