Edgar Anstey (1907–1987)

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Documentary producer Edgar Anstey was one of the pioneers of the British documentary movement. His mentor was famed documentarian John Grierson at the Empire Marketing Board Film Unit, for which he made Uncharted Waters (1933) and Granton Trawler (1934), among others. Anstey later worked as a film critic for The Spectator, and during the war he ... See full bio »

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Known For

Wild Wings Producer
Snow Producer
Electric Eskimo Producer


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 1979 Electric Eskimo (co-producer)
 1975 Age of Invention (Documentary short) (producer)
 1974 A Pretty Fair Week (Documentary short) (producer)
 1974 A Queen's Day (Documentary short) (executive producer)
 1974 Going Places Fast (Documentary short) (executive producer)
 1974 Midland Country (Documentary short) (executive producer)
 1974 Points and Aspects (Documentary short) (executive producer)
 1974 To Syon Park (Documentary short) (executive producer)
 1974 What's Tops (Documentary short) (executive producer)
 1973 Britannia: A Bridge (Short) (executive producer)
 1973 Over the Sea and Fast Away (Documentary short) (producer)
 1973 The Bentonite Tunnelling Machine (Documentary short) (executive producer)
 1973 The Scene from Melbury House (Short) (producer - uncredited)
 1972 A Day with Selnec (Documentary short) (producer)
 1972 Cybernetica (Documentary short) (executive producer)
 1972/II Journey (Documentary short) (producer)
 1972 Journey Inter-City (Documentary short) (executive producer)
 1972 The Key to Britain (Documentary short) (executive producer)
 1972 Travellers (Documentary short) (producer)
 1971 Distribution by Freightliner (Documentary short) (producer)
 1971 Golfers in a Scottish Landscape (Documentary short) (producer)
 1970 Having a Fresh Look (Documentary short) (producer)
 1970 London on the Move (Documentary short) (producer)
 1970 People in Railways (Documentary short) (producer)
 1970 Rush Hour (Short) (producer)
 1970 Southampton Into the Seventies (Short) (executive producer)
 1970 The Site in the Sea (Documentary short) (producer)
 1970 The World of Waterways (Documentary short) (producer)
 1969 A Tale Out of School (Documentary short) (executive producer)
 1969 Freight Flow (Documentary short) (executive producer)
 1969 Rail Report: Top Levels of Transport (Documentary short) (producer)
 1969 The Future Works (Documentary short) (executive producer)
 1969 The Victoria Line Report No. 5: London's Victoria Line (Documentary) (executive producer)
 1968 Next Stop Scotland (Documentary short) (executive producer)
 1968 Rail Report 8: The New Tradition (Short) (producer)
 1968 Travelling Sixties (Documentary short) (producer)
 1967 Give Your Car a Holiday (Documentary short) (executive producer)
 1967 Just the Ticket (Documentary short) (producer)
 1967 Rail (Documentary short) (producer)
 1967 Rail Report: Speed the Payload (Documentary short) (producer)
 1967 Second Nature (Short) (producer)
 1967 Sundry Questions (Documentary short) (producer)
 1966 Forward to First Principles (Short) (producer)
 1966 Freight and a City (Documentary short) (executive producer)
 1966 Glasgow Belongs to Me (Short) (producer)
 1966 The Driving Force (Documentary short) (executive producer)
 1966 The Great Highway (Documentary short) (executive producer) / (producer)
 1966 Train Driver (Documentary short) (producer)
 1966 Where Do They Play? (Documentary short) (executive producer)
 1965 Europe by Train (Documentary short) (producer)
 1965 Fifth Report on Modernisation (Documentary short) (producer)
 1965 Joe Brown at Clapham (Documentary short) (producer)
 1965 The Hostellers (Documentary short) (producer)
 1965 Timber Move (Documentary short) (producer)
 1965 Under the Wires (Documentary short) (executive producer)
 1965 Wild Wings (Documentary short) (producer)
 1964 Down to Sussex (Documentary short) (producer)
 1964 Electric Train Driver: Driving Techniques - Rheostatic Brake (Documentary short) (producer)
 1964 New Automatic Half-Barrier Level-Crossings (Documentary short) (producer)
 1964 One for One (Documentary short) (executive producer)
 1964 Safety Precautions on Electrified Lines: General Maintenance (Documentary short) (producer)
 1964 Sing of the Border (Documentary short) (producer)
 1964 Southampton Docks (Documentary short) (producer)
 1964 Trains, Not Wagons (Documentary short) (producer)
 1964 We're in Business Too! (Documentary short) (producer)
 1963 Omnibus for All (Documentary short) (producer)
 1963 Reshaping British Railways (Short) (producer)
 1963 Snow (Documentary short) (producer)
 1963 The Port of Hull (Documentary short) (producer)
 1963 Thirty Million Letters (Documentary short) (producer)
 1963 A Hundred Years Underground (Documentary short) (producer)
 1962 ...All That Mighty Heart... (Documentary short) (producer)
 1962 London for a Day (Documentary short) (producer)
 1962 Measured for Transport (Short) (producer)
 1962 North to the Dales (Documentary short) (producer)
 1962 Robert Reid Reports on British Waterways (Documentary short) (producer)
 1962 The Signal Engineers (Documentary short) (producer)
 1961 Experiment Under London (Documentary short) (producer)
 1961 Speaking of Freight (Documentary short) (producer)
 1961 Wild Highlands (Documentary short) (executive producer)
 1961 Terminus (Short documentary) (producer)
 1960 Blue Pullman (Documentary short) (producer)
 1960 Off the Beaten Track (Documentary short) (executive producer)
 1960 Railway Electrification at Industrial Frequency (Documentary short) (executive producer)
 1960 They Take the High Road (Documentary short) (executive producer)
 1960 What a Day (Documentary short) (producer)
 1959 An Artist Looks at Churches (Short) (producer)
 1959 Between the Tides (Documentary short) (executive producer)
 1959 Broad Waterways (Documentary short) (executive producer)
 1959 Care of St. Christophers (Documentary short) (executive producer)
 1959 Diesel Trainride (Short) (executive producer)
 1959 Groundwork for Progress (Documentary short) (executive producer)
 1959 I Am a Litter Basket (Short) (executive producer)
 1959 The Coasts of Clyde (Documentary short) (executive producer)
 1959 Under the River (Documentary short) (producer)
 1958 A Desperate Case (Documentary short) (executive producer)
 1958 Giant Load (Short) (producer)
 1958 Journey Into Spring (Documentary short) (executive producer)
 1958 Scotland for Sport (Documentary short) (executive producer)
 1958 The Travel Game (Documentary short) (executive producer)
 1958 Under Night Streets (Documentary short) (producer)
 1957 A Future on Rail (Short) (executive producer)
 1957 Every Valley (Documentary short) (producer)
 1957 Fully Fitted Freight (Short) (executive producer)
 1957 Holiday (Documentary short) (executive producer)
 1957 Overhaul (Documentary short) (executive producer)
 1957 The England of Elizabeth (Short) (executive producer)
 1957 Lancashire Coast (Documentary short) (executive producer)
 1956 A Day of One's Own (Short) (producer)
 1956 Any Man's Kingdom (Documentary short) (executive producer)
 1956 Link Span (Short) (executive producer)
 1956 Men on the Mend (Documentary short) (producer)
 1956 Round the Island (Documentary short) (executive producer)
 1956 The Land of Robert Burns (Documentary short) (executive producer)
 1956 The Long Night Haul (Documentary short) (executive producer)
 1955 Capital Visit (Short) (executive producer)
 1955 Cine Gazette No. 14: Do You Remember? (Documentary short) (executive producer)
 1955 Snowdrift at Bleath Gill (Documentary short) (producer)
 1955 Yorkshire Sands (Documentary short) (producer)
 1954 Elizabethan Express (Documentary short) (producer)
 1954 London's Country (Documentary short) (executive producer)
 1954 The Heart of England (Documentary short) (executive producer)
 1954 The Lake District (Documentary short) (executive producer)
 1954 The Peak District (Documentary short) (executive producer)
 1953 Highland Journey (Documentary short) (executive producer)
 1953 The Elephant Will Never Forget (Documentary short) (producer)
 1953 This Is York (Documentary short) (producer)
 1952 Away for the Day (Documentary short) (executive producer)
 1952 Channel Islands (Documentary short) (producer)
 1952 Dodging the Column (Documentary short) (producer)
 1952 Ocean Terminal (Documentary short) (producer)
 1952 The Heart Is Highland (Documentary short) (producer)
 1952 Train Time (Documentary short) (executive producer)
 1951 Journey Into History (Short) (producer)
 1951 This Year-London (Documentary short) (executive producer)
 1951 Work in Progress (Short) (producer)
 1950 Berth 24 (Documentary short) (producer)
 1947 Caller Herrin' (Documentary short) (producer)
 1946 Fenlands (Documentary short) (associate producer)
 1946 The Proud City: A Plan for London (Documentary short) (associate producer)
 1945 Crofters (Documentary short) (associate producer)
 1945 Homes for the People (Documentary short) (producer - uncredited)
 1944 Cornish Valley (Documentary short) (associate producer)
 1944 Cotswold Club (Documentary short) (producer)
 1944 The Great Circle (Documentary short) (producer)
 1944 The Grassy Shires (Documentary short) (associate producer - as E. Anstey)
 1943 Debris Tunnelling (Documentary short) (producer)
 1943 Reseeding for Better Grass (Documentary short) (associate producer)
 1943 The Crown of the Year (Documentary short) (associate producer)
 1943 Words and Actions (Short) (producer)
 1942 Dustbin Parade (Short) (associate producer)
 1942 Filling the Gap (Short) (producer - uncredited)
 1942 Making a Compost Heap (Short documentary) (associate producer)
 1942 Model Procedure for Water Relaying (Documentary short) (producer)
 1942 Naval Operations (Documentary short) (producer)
 1942 NFS Mobilising Procedure (Documentary short) (producer)
 1942 The Great Harvest (Documentary short) (associate producer)
 1942 Hedging (Documentary short) (associate producer - uncredited)
 1941 Cultivation (Documentary short) (associate producer)
 1941 Défense contre avions (Documentary short) (producer)
 1941 Dig for Victory (Short) (associate producer - uncredited)
 1941 How to File (Documentary short) (producer)
 1941 New Acres (Short) (producer)
 1941 Boyevoy kinosbornik 3 (producer - segment "Angliyskie zenitchiki")
 1940 What's for Dinner (Documentary short) (producer)
 1935 Housing Problems (Short documentary) (producer - as E.H. Anstey)
 1934 Airport (Documentary short) (producer)
 1934 Granton Trawler (Documentary short) (co-producer - uncredited)
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