Britain on Film

Britain on Film is a collection of films from the British Film Institute (BFI) archives which are available to view online via the BFI Player. The collection includes home movies, documentaries and news footage from Victorian times to as recently as 1980. The films have been digitised with support from the National Lottery.


Access is available directly from this page by connecting to the Britain on Film website. Please note that BFI Player is a video on-demand service from the BFI. The Britain on Film collection is free to view online, but other content available via BFI Player requires a rental payment. See 'What is BFI Player?' for more information.

BFI Player is currently only available to users in the UK.


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