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Awayday (Diana Patrick, 1983)
Set in a housing scheme in Manchester and the streets of ... King's Cross, London Based on fact, AWAYDAY traces one ... week in the lives of two sharp, energetic, unemployed teenage women, both looki… Read more

AWAYDAYS (Pat Holden, 2008)
Friendship, football, fights and fashion. ... Adapted by acclaimed author Kevin Sampson from his own bestselling novel, Awaydays is set in the north-west of England in the post-punk 70s, an era that … Read more

Aztec West Series (Sergio Delfino, Darren Robbie, Seth Watkins, 2001)
Three more surprising shorts from the Aardman studio. Non-Domestic Appliance, about a matador's duel to the death, with a surreal twist; Ernest, an irreverent and frenetic account of one man's life f… Read more

“h” (Daniel Simpson, 1994)
A stonemason engaged to decorate a Gothic cathedral is cursed and branded a heretic after he unwittingly incorporates the likeness of a witch into his work. ... In this superb example of contemporary… Read more

‘77 (Jeremy Webb, 1997)
The 70s were tumultuous times but one bit of nostalgia overlooked by The Ice Storm was the cultural impact of the Sex Pistols. '77 is as much a coming of age story set in a small Sussex village as it… Read more

Babylon (Peter Lord, David Sproxton, 1986)
A meeting of arms dealers is brought to a bloody conclusion, observed by a diffident waiter. This was Aardman's disturbing contribution to a series of Channel 4 funded films on the apocalypse. ... Read more

BABYMOTHER (Julian Henriques, 1998)
Anita is a 'Babymother', a young woman raising two chil­dren in a housing estate in north-west London with the assistance of her own mother, Edith. Byron, the father of her youngest child, is a l… Read more

Bacon (Robert Sanders, 1992)
A surreal, impressively sadistic slice of fetishism with oblique reference to Francis Bacon, the painter, and Bunuel's Un Chien Andalou. In a camp, claustrophobic abattoir a porcine man performs a gr… Read more

BAD BEHAVIOUR (Les Blair, 1993)
Bad Behaviour is a quirky comedy of manners set amongst a group of North Londoners — a British thirty-something of remarkable insight and warmth. It's no surprise that the film seems a perfect … Read more

Bad Loser (John Hall, 1977)
A black American gambler descends into a nightmare of murder and revenge, in which he must ultimately stake his own life. ... Read more

Badgered (Sharon Colman, )
The funny and wonderfully animated Badgered tells the tale of a badger who just wants to be left alone to sleep! --- D/S Sharon Colman P Jamie Wolpert WS National Film & Television School TD video/co… Read more

Balance 1950 (Peter Sachs, 1952)
I.C.I.'s balance sheet for 1950. Animated drawings and a witty commentary make a fascinating film out of a "dull" subject. ... Read more

Ballad of Reading Gaol (Richard Kwientniowski, 1988)
A film eulogy to Oscar Wilde is created using the words Wilde spoke from the dock of the Old Bailey: "The Love That Dare Not Speak Its Name." It foregrounds homosexual desire and the legislation agai… Read more

Balloon (Ken Lidster, 1991)
In a dark void of abstract shapes, a young girl and lier red balloon meet a sinister figure Delectably animated combination of stop-motion models and drawings (AL) ... Read more

Bandwagon (Peter Hopkinson, 1958)
The journey of a jazz band to a concert is used as the basis for this highly diverting advertising film. ... Read more

BANK JOB, THE (Roger Donaldson, 2008)
"Chockablock with Cockney hardcases, bent coppers, kinky politicians, shadowy MI5 fixers, black radicals, a Soho sleaze merchant and a bevy of topless birds." - Eye Weekly ... Based loosely on the 19… Read more

Banker, The (Hattie Dalton, )
A quirky scientist in a sperm bank is in love with the nurse at the fertility clinic, but she doesn't even know he exists. In this tale of unrequited love, he takes some crazy steps just to prove his… Read more

Bars of Sliver (Sydney Latter, 1956)
The largest daily transport operation in the world - that which links the fishermen who land their catch at Hull and elsewhere with Britain's 30,000 retail fishmongers. The trawlers, the drifters, th… Read more

BARTOK (Ken Russell, 1964)
Russell is finally permitted to use a real person in close-up in a highly stylised meditation on the Hungarian born Bartok. ... "The film's structure is even more significant, especially the counter … Read more

Bath (Alison Hempstock, 1999)
A paint on glass film that explores the elements of composition, design and colour. Inspired by the work of artist Pierre Bonnard. ... Read more

BATTLE FOR HADITHA (Nick Broomfield, 2007)
God is on all sides, but not in Haditha. ... On 19 November 2005, US Marines retaliated to a bombing attack on one of their vehicles by massacring 24 Iraqi non-combatants - innocent men, women and ch… Read more

BE LIKE OTHERS (Tanaz Eshaghian, 2008)
"Explaining why they want to have surgery, they would say, ‘I want to live like everybody else. I want to be like others. I'm not a weirdo... I'm not a homosexual. I'm not filthy.'" - filmmaker Tan… Read more

Beat (Aneil Karia, 2013)
Ben Whishaw stars as a young man walking a thin line between euphoria and hopelessness, whose compulsive and erratic dancing to music that only he can hear makes him both vulnerable and threatening. … Read more

BEAUTIFUL THING (Hettie Macdonald, 1996)
Ken Loach meets Mike Leigh" is how Variety described the hilarious Cockney working-class comedy, Beautiful Thing. Hettie Macdonald's film centres around a story of gay love in an East London housing … Read more

Bedroom Radio (Doug Aubrey, 2004)
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