Edgar Anstey

Born: 16 February 1907, Watford, Herts.
Died: 26 September 1987, London

Highlighted works

  • Linkspan


    This informative early documentary from British Transport Films follows 24 hours in the life of three British Railways Channel ferry services.

  • Holiday


    This promotional celebration of the joys of holidaying in Blackpool is one of the most fondly remembered of all the British Transport Films travelogues.

  • Railways for Ever!

    Railways for Ever!

    This emotive British Transport Films documentary captures the reflections of poet Sir John Betjeman on the passing of the steam train at a crucial junction for his beloved railways.

  • Elizabethan Express

    Elizabethan Express

    One of the most popular films from the legendary British Transport Films takes viewers on the record–beating express service from London to Edinburgh.

  • Homes for the People

    Homes for the People

    Ordinary women make the case for an ambitious postwar housebuilding programme in this remarkable pre-election film.

  • Caller Herrin'

    Caller Herrin'

    This evocatively titled Scottish public information film opens the lid on what was still, in the postwar years, one of Britain’s most important industries.

  • Granton Trawler

    Granton Trawler

    A small dragnet fishing vessel on the Viking Bank in the North Sea is the subject of this demonstration of the craft of documentary.


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