The British Council Film Collection

3rd November 2014

John has stumbled across the intriguing archive material of 120 short documentary films made by The British Council during the 1940’s. They were designed to show the world how Britain lived, worked and played. They are all interesting, especially for “Senior Citizens” but John has highlighted the one entitled “London 1942” that includes an uncredited Bill Owen (at 08:45), most famous for his portrayal of the character ‘Compo’ in Last of the Summer Wine. This is apparently the second-oldest footage of him.

View it at http://film.britishcouncil.org/london-1942


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