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Post Early for Christmas...

Now, here’s something rather intriguing and strange. This wartime (1943) short film encouraging the viewer to get their cards and presents in the post in plenty of time for Christmas has a deliciously surreal feel to it (particularly the distinctly odd final scene!). 129 more words


Night Mail

Just watched the short film Night Mail, produced by the General Post Office (GPO) Film Unit in 1936, after discovering it was the source of the samples on the… 520 more words


Royal Mail Archive added to UNESCO Memories of the World Register

Recently the BPMA has received some exciting news. The Royal Mail Archive, which we look after, has been added to UNESCO’s Memories of the World Register. 459 more words


West takes on impossible job without pausing for breath

On Sunday, Samuel West will attempt the impossible at the Fairfield Halls.

It is almost 80 years since the public information film, Night Mail, was produced by what was then the… 985 more words


Working at the Coal Face – Britten on Film and Radio

Night Mail (c) unknown

With The Rescue and Britain in Wartime, which received its world premiere on 3 October, Listening to Britten nears the end of his music for film and radio – and of all the different forms of music heard so far in the composer’s output, this has been the most surprising and revealing. 762 more words

Benjamin Britten

This is the Night Mail crossing the border

On Thursday 11 July Dr Scott Anthony will give a talk here at the BPMA on the classic film Night Mail which will be accompanied by a screening. 540 more words