A short film about "The Interludes" - a series of short films made by the BBC in the 1940s and 1950s to fill in during technical breakdowns and gaps in the schedules. The most famous ones ... See full summary »

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James Thornton ...
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Christopher McCullough ...
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Leslie Mitchell ...
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A.A. Gill ...
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Sylvia Peters ...
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A short film about "The Interludes" - a series of short films made by the BBC in the 1940s and 1950s to fill in during technical breakdowns and gaps in the schedules. The most famous ones showed a potter's wheel, a cat playing with a ball of wool and a horse-drawn plough. Written by Anonymous

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16 February 2003 (UK)  »

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