British Pathé Originals

British Pathé Originals

Programming made in-house, from vintage releases to brand new docs

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British Pathé Originals
  • The Story of British Pathé – The Birth of the News

    For more than half a century, the film and newsreel company British Pathé documented almost every aspect of everyday life in Britain and around the world. Covering everything from major world events and exotic foreign locales to the pageantry of state occasions and gritty social issues, the compa...

  • The Story of British Pathé – Voice of Pathé

    The voice that was synonymous with Pathé, above all others, belonged to Bob Danvers-Walker. His son Michael and film historian Ian Christie recall the man who got Britain through the Blitz and beyond.

  • The Story of British Pathé – Entertaining Britain

    While the company was famous for its pioneering news reports, it also produced immensely popular “cinemagazines”, which entertained cinemagoers for decades.

  • The Story of British Pathé – Around the World

    A fascinating introduction to the history of the pioneering newsreel company British Pathé, which documented almost every aspect of everyday life in Britain and around the world in the 20th century. From British Pathé TV's Arts Collection. For more than half a century, film and newsreel company B...

  • Revolution in Colour

    Narrated by Allen Leech, this unique documentary tells the story of the Irish Easter Rising, why it happened and how it happened. Utilising incredible newly-colourised original footage, this film shows the Irish revolution as people at the time saw it – in colour. "Rendered in living colour, the ...

  • British Passions on Film – Fun and Games

    A series celebrating the hobbies and leisure pursuits of the British during the last century. This episode looks at Britons' fun and games.

  • British Passions on Film – Getting Away from It All

    A series celebrating the hobbies and leisure pursuits of the British during the last century. This episode looks at Britons getting away from it all.

  • British Passions on Film – Planes, Trains and Automobiles

    A series celebrating the hobbies and leisure pursuits of the British during the last century. This episode looks at Britons enjoying their planes, trains and automobiles.

  • Mirror to the Soul, Part 1

    Part 1 of a documentary film about the Caribbean - a unique collaboration between Soul Jazz Records and British Pathé, made up entirely of newsreel footage filmed during the period 1922-1970.

  • Mirror to the Soul, Part 2

    Part 2 of a documentary film about the Caribbean - a unique collaboration between Soul Jazz Records and British Pathé, made up entirely of newsreel footage filmed during the period 1922-1970.

  • Le Mans 1955

    Documentary covering the 1955 Le Mans endurance race - the one with the terrible crash that influenced the future of motor racing. From British Pathé TV's Motorsport Collection.

  • Edward and George: Two Brothers, One Throne

    The complex relationship between royal brothers Edward VIII and George VI, who were both at the heart of the infamous abdication crisis of 1936, is the subject of this excellent documentary. From British Pathé TV's Royalty Collection.

  • Wallis Loved and Lost

    The story of Wallis Simpson, an infamous, twice-divorced American who changed the course of history by marrying Edward VIII in 1937 leading to an abdication crisis. From British Pathé TV's Royalty Collection.

  • 20th Century Hall of Fame – Actors & Musicians

    In this episode, we see a collection of biographies of several revered actors and musicians: Chaplin, Elvis, Laurence Olivier, Louis Armstrong, Laurel and Hardy, Maurice Chevalier, John Lennon, Richard Burton, and Bob Hope.

  • 20th Century Hall of Fame – Actresses

    In this episode, we see a collection of biographies of several revered actresses: Marlene Dietrich, Marilyn Monroe, Grace Kelly, Brigitte Bardot, Sofia Loren, Elizabeth Taylor.

  • 20th Century Hall of Fame – Cultural Icons

    In this episode, we see a collection of biographies of several revered cultural icons: Dalí, Fontaine & Nureyev, Jacqueline Kennedy-Onassis, Princess Diana, Mother Teresa, Edward & Mrs Simpson, Yuri Gagarin, and Mary Quant.

  • 20th Century Hall of Fame – Sports Stars

    In this episode, we see a collection of biographies of several revered sports: Stanley Matthews, Amelia Earhart, Bobby Jones, Juan Fangio, Donald Campbell, Charles Lindbergh.

  • 20th Century Hall of Fame – Leaders

    In this episode, we see a collection of biographies of several leaders: Emmeline Pankhurst, Ronald Reagan, Gandhi, Margaret Thatcher, Eisenhower, De Gaulle, Fidel Castro, Kennedy, Khrushchev.

  • A Day That Shook the World – Atrocity

    Including: Bloody Sunday in Northern Ireland, IRA bombs British Cabinet at Brighton, Bosnian Crisis, 150 die in Oklahoma terrorist attack, September 11th, Beslan school siege, and London bombings.

  • A Day That Shook the World – Civil Unrest & Protest

    Including: Emily Davison throws herself under the King's Derby Horse, start of UK general strike, Martin Luther King delivers "I have a dream" speech, Grosvenor Square anti-Vietnam riots, Paris Riots, Heysel Stadium riots, Tienanmen Square Massacre, Ceausescu Overthrown, Soviet coup failed, Los A...

  • A Day That Shook the World – Cold War

    Including: Berlin Airlift begins, Mao's communists take over in China, Korean War starts, French surrender at Dien Bien Phu, Soviets crush Hungarian Revolt, erection of the Berlin Wall, Cuban Missile Crisis, Soviets put down Prague Spring, Berlin Wall comes down, and official end of The Cold War ...

  • A Day That Shook the World – Cultural Milestones

    Including: Suzanne Lenglen breaks Wimbledon record, American golfer Bobby Jones wins grand slam, Roger Bannister breaks four minute mile, Pele's World Cup final performance thrills crowds, Beatles return from States in triumph, death of Mother Teresa, the Millennium, Pope John Paul II dies, Londo...

  • A Day That Shook the World – Disasters

    Including: Hindenburg airship crash, Le Mans 24 race disaster, Manchester United players die in air crash, Aberfan slag heap buries school, Donald Campbell dies, Ethiopian famine, Challenger spacecraft explodes, Chernobyl disaster, Zeebrugge ferry disaster, Lockerbie Pan-Am jet explosion, Exxon V...

  • A Day That Shook the World – Middle East

    Including: Suez invasion, Six-Day War begins, Ayatollah Khomeini returns from exile, British SAS storm Iranian Embassy in London, America attacks Libya, Iraq invade Kuwait, Desert Storm - Gulf War, Arab Israeli peace agreement, Battle of Tora Bora, Fall of Iraq, Saddam Capture, and Israeli invasi...