I’m ready for my close-up: Remixing British Transport films

Richard Thomas remixes the soundtracks of the classic British Transport Films that were made from 1949 to 1982. Made by a protégé of the British Documentary Movement their purpose was to act as travelogue films, which promoted destinations in town, country and seaside resorts throughout the British Isles. By interweaving a variety of these films, which are being introduced to a new generation via BFI DVD releases, Richard investigates the cultural memory that the sounds and rhythms of the film soundtracks evoke.
Links: Buy the films from the BFI
BTF website
Originally broadcast 15th June 2006 (mp3 format, 25.1mb)