Australian Screen

Australia’s audiovisual heritage online

Titles tagged with ‘England’

27 titles - sorted alphabetically or by year

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The 1930 Australian XI: Winners of the Ashes spoken word – 1930

Members of the victorious 1930 Australian cricket team talk about the Ashes winning tour.

The 1930s Golden Era of Australian Movies: A Tribute to Ken G Hall AO OBE documentary – 1988

Two of Ken G Hall’s basic rules were that films had to have a memorable title and a strong story climax.

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Australasian Gazette – Test Cricketers newsreel – c1926

Filmed at Headingley Oval, this newsreel from approximately 1926 features the Australian cricket team on tour in England. Also included are highlights from a match.

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Black Beauty television program – 1978

Poignantly told from the horse’s point of view, this 1978 animated film from the classic novel tells of the heartbreaking consequences of unrestricted exploitation of animals.

The Boys are Back feature film – 2009

A successful journalist learns the true meaning of fatherhood and domestic responsibility after losing his wife to cancer.

Bright Star feature film – 2009

A chronicle of the platonic love affair between poet John Keats and Fanny Brawne in early nineteenth century England.

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The Cambridge Anthropological Expedition to the Torres Strait music – 1898

Yamaz Sibarud is a traditional song performed by ‘Maino of Yam’, recorded during an anthropological expedition to the Torres Strait in 1898.

Canberra Files, The documentary – 2006

Sir Robert Menzies filmed his own wartime tour in 1941, including meeting British Prime Minister Winston Churchill at his home.

Cartoons of the Moment – The Kaiser War newsreel – c1918

This edition of Cartoons of the Moment was probably made in 1918, after Prime Minister Hughes’s second visit to England to attend the Imperial War Cabinet.

Cartoons of the Moment – The War Zoo newsreel – c1915

Cartoonist Harry Julius used animals to represent the various countries involved in the First World War, creating easily identifiable – and satirical – character stereotypes.

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Don’t Blame the Koalas - Episode 1, Fate Steps In television program – 2002

Gregory has placed magnets in his shoes and hat so that he won’t fall into outer space when he gets to Australia.

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Friday on My Mind music – 1966

‘Friday on My Mind’ was the first international pop hit by an Australian band, and a landmark in the distinguished career of songwriting team Harry Vanda and George Young.

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The Hand of the Artist short film – 1906

The artist’s hand gives a young man and woman a number of options for romance. This English short film was used by the Corrick family entertainers in their performances.

Honest Toil March music – 1924

Award-winning Australian brass band puts Newcastle on the map.

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(I’m) Stranded music – 1976

A seminal Australian punk song.

Into the Straight feature film – 1949

Australian horse breeder WJ Curzon hires British trainer Hugh Duncan and his playboy son Paul. Father and son are both attracted to JW’s daughter, June.

I Should Be So Lucky music – 1987

The second single from Kylie’s debut album, Kylie (1988), penned by English pop writing-producing phenomenon Stock, Aitken and Waterman.

It Isn’t Done feature film – 1937

1937 was Cinesound’s golden year – the studio’s films now boasted wittier scripts, more attention to performance, and a series of strong leading players.

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Land Short of People documentary – 1947

A narrative of white settlement pioneering against the odds – the tyranny of distance, the harsh conditions, and the massive landscapes.

Last Plane Out of Berlin documentary – 1999

At ten years of age, Sidney Cotton designed an aircraft. At 18, this Queensland country boy built a car he called 'the Cotton’.

Lucinda Brayford television program – 1980

Wendy Hughes, Sam Neill, Carol Burns and Barry Quin feature in the saga of an Australian heiress who marries into British aristocracy.

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Masterpiece Special – Melvyn Bragg television program – 1996

Melvyn Bragg’s South Bank Show is the longest-running arts TV show in the English-speaking world.

The Mavis Bramston Show – Series 1 Episode 1 television program – 1964

A weekly variety show featuring topical satire, sketches and songs.

Much Ado About Something documentary – 2001

Much Ado About Something is a poetic investigation into whether the literary works attributed to Shakespeare were really written by Christopher Marlowe.

My Country spoken word – 1958

Dorothea Mackellar, aged about 73, reads her most famous poem, 'My Country’.

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The Navigator: A Medieval Odyssey feature film – 1988

Medieval Britons journeying through time and space find a contemporary city, where they attempt to fulfil a prophecy that will save them from the plague.

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A Town Like Alice television program – 1980

This mini-series, based on the novel by Nevil Shute, tells an epic love story that begins in Malaya during the Japanese occupation of 1941–45.