BBC TRADE TEST COLOUR FILMS 

AND SERVICE INFORMATION

TITLES AND SCHEDULES

by
Malcy B

 

INTRODUCTION

THE PRE-AUTUMN 1967 SET

It was as early as 3rd April 1956 that documentary evidence exists of an experimental BBC-tv 625-line COLOUR transmission with Trade Test Colour Films being transmitted from Alexandra Palace initially, and then Crystal Palace thereafter in the London area only.  These films would appear in the afternoons or evenings after closedown.  The 1956 to 1967 films are listed in the box below. There was a separate schedule to the run-up of BBC-2 from January 1964 to April 1964  which can also be found further down. During these four months the colour films would be interspersed with black-and-white films and feature films to fill the whole day.  After BBC-2 had opened, Trade Test Colour Films cropped up during the evenings and afternoons again, and sometimes for full days if an exhibition or a special colour tv promotion was running.  A full schedule of films each day began on BBC-2 in the Autumn of 1967,  So here are those pre-1967 films…

Title

Source

Duration

First

Last

AN ACT OF FAITH

BBC

23 mins

13/12/62

27/11/63

AS OLD AS THE HILLS

BP

11 mins

04/03/58

04/03/58

ATLANTIC LINK

Central Office Of Information

15 mins

25/03/64

25/03/64

BANK OF ENGLAND

Wessex Films

33 mins

24/01/61

26/04/61

BEAUTY IN TRUST

Random / National Benzole

21 mins

21/09/59

03/08/71

BOOGIE-DOODLE

National Film Board Of Canada

  3 mins

17/04/57

18/04/57

THE CAPTIVE RIVER

Shell

28 mins

09/11/62

07/04/70

CLEAN AIR

Shell

21 mins

15/11/62

16/03/67

THE COACH TRAVELLERS

Shell

20 mins

10/05/67

09/09/67

COLOUR

I.C.I.

13 mins

03/04/56

31/12/70

COLOURS SPEAK

Contemporary Films

17 mins

30/12/58

01/01/59

COOL CUSTOM

British Electrical Development

10 mins

13/01/59

13/01/59

COUPE DES ALPES

Shell

36 mins

22/10/59

07/11/68

THE DANCING FLEECE

Central Office Of Information

15 mins

17/03/59

19/03/59

DETERGENTS UP TO DATE

Shell

19 mins

22/08/66

22/08/66

DIAVOLEZZA

BP

13 mins

25/11/58

11/05/68

DISCOVERY OF A LANDSCAPE

BBC

29 mins

18/03/63

05/11/63

DOWN TO THE SEA

BBC

29 mins

02/04/63

24/11/63

DURBAN DIARY

SATOUR

10 mins

11/01/56

03/04/58

ELECTRONS IN HARNESS  

Mullard

50 mins

27/08/65

02/12/65

EMPTY SEAT

Shell

23 mins

22/08/66

23/08/66

EVENTFUL BRITAIN

British Travel Association

25 mins

25/03/67

23/08/67

FORTH ROAD BRIDGE  

Shell

20 mins

11/03/67

11/03/67

GENERAL EISENHOWERS 2nd INAUGURATION

U.S.I.S. Universal

36 mins

13/03/57

07/03/58

GEORGIAN BALLET

Plato

35 mins

27/01/59

29/01/59

HANDLE WITH CARE

Shell

23 mins

12/03/63

20/11/63

THE HEART IS HIGHLAND

BTC

20 mins

17/02/59

11/04/64

THE HOME-MADE CAR

A James Hill Production for BP

28 mins

28/08/63

23/08/73

HOOK, LINE AND SINKER

Esso

19 mins

22/01/64

03/06/69

HOW A MOTOR CAR WORKS – Part One – The Engine

Shell

16 mins

18/02/62

14/08/73

THE HYDRAULIC TRANSMISSION OF POWER

Shell

28 mins

25/03/64

21/04/67

JOLIFOU INN

National Film Board Of Canada

11 mins

24/04/57

24/04/57

JOURNEY INTO HISTORY

BTC

11 mins

09/01/57

26/11/63

A JOURNEY INTO THE WEALD OF KENT

Random / National Benzole

21 mins

18/10/60

24/08/73

THE KASHMIR STORY

Associated British Pathe

13 mins

29/03/57

05/04/57

LAND RECLAMATION

A Random Production for BP / Shell Mex

22 mins

22/08/66

20/07/72

MACHINES ON THE FARM

Shell

29 mins

10/11/62

17/04/67

MAZOWSZE

Films Of Poland

25 mins

06/01/59

08/01/59

MOUNTAIN ROAD

Central Office of Information

25 mins

11/07/67

11/07/67

MOUNTAINS AND FJORDS

A British Transport Film

22 mins

07/11/56

30/11/56

NETWORK

AEI

28 mins

04/01/64

17/06/68

A NIGHT IN THE SPINNING ROOM

Plato

10 mins

20/01/59

22/01/59

NO CLAIMS BONUS

CCI

5 mins

09/12/66

25/01/67

NORTH WEST 200

Shell

13 mins

31/03/67

24/11/67

OFF THE BEATEN TRACK

British Transport

17 mins

10/07/67

10/07/67

OIL IN PAKISTAN

A Rayant Picture

20 mins

15/03/57

15/03/57

OIL UNDERGROUND

Shell

17 mins

01/12/61

22/08/73

OMNIBUS (FOR ALL)

British Transport

18 mins

05/07/67

27/11/67

THE OPEN WINDOW

Central Office Of Information

15 mins

10/02/59

12/02/59

OVERHAUL

British Transport

16 mins

10/01/64

01/12/67

A PEACEFUL REVOLUTION

A.E.I.

26 mins

08/01/64

12/03/71

PEASANT ISLAND

Cadbury Bros

?? mins

03/04/56

14/12/56

PEMBROKESHIRE - MY COUNTY

Esso

26 mins

16/01/64

16/02/68

THE PHOENIX TOWER

A BICC / CASS Production

39 mins

18/03/58

13/04/64

PICCOLO SAXO AND COMPANY

Philips

14 mins

14/04/64

26/08/65

THE POWER TO FLY

Shell

20 mins

07/10/58

22/06/67

PROSPECT FOR PLASTICS

Shell

28 mins

08/08/63

07/11/72

THE QUESTIONING CITY

British Travel Association

21 mins

27/10/65

12/04/67

A QUESTION OF SPRINGING

Shell

17 mins

01/03/62

01/03/67

THE RIVAL WORLD

Shell

24 mins

21/01/58

21/08/67

ROUTE DES CIMES

BP

20 mins

28/10/58

31/10/61

ROYAL RIVER

National Film Board of Canada

17 mins

30/03/67

23/11/67

RURAL AREAS

Shell

23 mins

24/11/65

24/11/65

SCENES FROM NIGERIA

(unknown)

  8 mins

13/02/57

22/02/57

SCHLIEREN 

Shell

18 mins

31/05/63

31/05/63

SEPTEMBER SPRING

BP

18 mins

22/08/66

22/03/67

SEVERN WESTWARD

SCF/BBC

25 mins

06/11/62

27/11/63

SKANDERBEG

Plato / U.S.S.R.

15 mins

15/08/59

15/08/59

SKYHOOK

BP

17 mins

25/11/58

04/10/71

SONG OF THE CLOUDS

Shell

32 mins

02/12/57

25/03/67

SOUTH AFRICA’S GAME PARKS

SATOUR

10 mins

05/04/56

25/03/57

TRAWLER BOY

Shell

27 mins

09/05/57

28/03/67

TRE FILI FINO A MILANO  

Edison Volta

18 mins

21/12/60

21/12/60

UNDERWATER SEARCH - 1

Shell

20 mins

22/08/66

12/04/67

UNDERWATER SEARCH - 2

Shell

20 mins

22/08/66

12/04/67

VIEW OF MIDDELHARNIS

Shell

20 mins

13/03/63

23/11/63

WEST OF ENGLAND

Central Office Of Information

10 mins

28/10/58

04/11/58

WE’VE COME A LONG WAY

BP

10 mins

06/03/58

16/08/73

THE YOUNG LEAVES

Sonora

8 mins

05/01/60

10/08/62

THE 1964 ONLY SET

These films were only shown in the immediate run-up to the opening of BBC2 between January and April 1964.  A film was shown at 09.15, two films from 10.05 to 11.00, likewise between 12.00 and 13.00, and 15.00 to 16.00. Then there was a batch of three or four films shown from 17.00 to 20.00 (14.00 onwards on Saturdays), which always ended with a feature film up to the close of tests at 20.00.  

Colour films that were only “in service” during this four-month period are shown in the table below.

 

Title

Source

Duration

First

Last

ACROSS THE STREET, ACROSS THE WORLD

Red Cross

30 mins

18/01/64

17/04/64

AFRICAN AWAKENING

Unilever

36 mins

11/01/64

11/04/64

THE CONTROLLERS

COI

25 mins

08/02/64

18/04/64

CRANWELL

COI

27 mins

04/01/64

06/04/64

ELECTRON MICROSCOPY

AEI

22 mins

13/01/64

16/04/64

FISHERFOLK OF BOMBAY

Shell

19 mins

07/01/64

11/04/64

HOLD BACK THE SEA

Shell

28 mins

07/01/64

06/04/64

LONDON’S COUNTRY

BTC

20 mins

16/01/64

27/03/64

NEWSPAPER RUN

BP

19 mins

21/01/64

10/04/64

ORAONS OF BIHAR

Shell

16 mins

18/01/64

17/04/64

OUR NATIVE SHORE

Esso

28 mins

13/01/64

07/04/64

THE POWER WE NEED

NCB

13 mins

17/01/64

13/04/64

THE RIGHT LINE

BP

26 mins

08/01/64

09/04/64

SURF BOATS OF ACCRA

Unilever

15 mins

11/01/64

18/04/64

TRADERS IN LEATHER

Unilever

13 mins

09/01/64

30/03/64

TWILIGHT FOREST

Unilever

25 mins

10/01/64

10/04/64

 

BBC2 IS OFFICIALLY LAUNCHED

Once the BBC2 programme service officially started on 20th April 1964, all trade test films ceased until 16.00 on Sunday 30th August 1964, when the 625-line experimental colour service showed a couple of Trade Test Colour Films. Films were also shown on the following few nights at closedown. This sporadic screening of films continued at closedown from time to time until Friday 5th November 1965, when a couple of films were shown in the afternoons.

Times then varied considerably right up to the start of a regular schedule from Monday 21st August 1967, ahead of the formal launch of BBC 2 Colour in November 1967.

Here are the normal showing times from August 1967 onwards:

From

Times

Comment

21/08/67

10.30 / 11.30 / 14.30 / 15.30 / 16.30 / 17.30 / 18.30

 

16/10/67

10.43 / 11.30 / 14.30 / 15.30 / 16.30 / 17.30 / 18.30

 

23/10/67

10.43 / 11.33 / 14.33 / 15.30 / 16.30 / 17.30 / 18.30

 

27/01/68

10.43 / 11.00 (Sat only) / 11.33 / 14.33 / 15.30 / 16.30 / 17.30 / 18.30

 

03/02/68

10.43 / 11.00 (Sat only)  / 11.33 / 14.05 (Sat only) / 14.33 / 15.30 / 16.30 / 17.30 / 18.30

 

02/11/68

10.43 / 11.00 (Sat only)  / 11.33 / 14.05 (Sat only)  / 14.33 / 16.30 (not Sat) / 16.45 (Sat only) / 17.30 / 18.30

Scheduled programme, Saturday Cinema, replaced the 15.30 slot, and the 16.30 film was moved to 16.45

17/02/69

10.43 / 11.00 (Sat only) / 11.33 / 12.23 / 14.05 (Sat only) / 14.33 / 16.30 (not Sat) / 16.45 (Sat only) / 17.30 / 18.30

12.23 was a five-minute slot, during which Spring in Colour was shown until 12/04/69

14/04/69

10.43 / 11.00 (Sat only) / 11.33 / 12.23 / 14.05 (Sat only) / 14.33 / 16.30 (not Sat) / 16.45 (Sat only) / 17.30 / 18.15

 

10/11/69

10.43 / 11.00 / 11.33 / 12.23 / 14.05 / 14.33 / 16.30 (not Sat) / 16.45 (Sat only) / 17.30 / 18.15 (Sat only) / 18.23 (not Sat)

18.15 film followed Tuning Information at 18.23 (Mon-Fri)

17/11/69

10.43 / 11.00 / 11.33 / 12.23 / 14.05 / 14.33 / 16.38 (not Sat) / 16.45 (Sat only) / 17.30 / 18.15 (Sat only) / 18.23 (not Sat)

16.30 film followed Tuning Information at 16.38 (Mon-Fri).

18.15 film followed Tuning Information at 18.23 (Mon-Fri).

01/12/69

10.43 / 11.00 / 11.33 / 12.23 / 14.05 / 14.33 / 16.30 (not Sat) / 16.45 (Sat only) / 17.30 / 18.15 (Sat only) / 18.23 (not Sat)

18.15 film followed Tuning Information at 18.23 (Mon-Fri)

16/03/70

11.00 / 11.33 / 12.23 / 14.05 / 14.33 / 16.30 (not Sat) / 16.45 (Sat only) / 17.30 / 18.15 (Sat only) / 18.23 (not Sat)

18.15 film followed Tuning Information at 18.23 (Mon-Fri)

08/08/70

11.00 (Sat only) / 11.33 / 12.05 / 14.05 (Sat only) / 14.33 / 15.10 (not Sat) / 15.30 (not Sat) / 17.30 / 18.15 (Sat only) / 18.23 (not Sat)

18.15 film followed Tuning Information at 18.23 (Mon-Fri) until 31/12/70

09/01/71

11.00 (Sat only) / 11.33 / 12.10 / 14.00 / 14.33 / 15.30 (not Sat) / 16.30 (not Sat) / 16.45 (Sat only) / 17.30 / 18.15 (Fri & Sat)

 

13/11/71

11.00 (Sat only) / 11.33 / 12.10 / 14.00 (not Sat)  / 14.33 (not Sat) / 15.30 (not Sat) / 16.30 (not Sat) / (16.45 Sat only) / 17.30 / 18.15 (Fri & Sat)

Saturday Cinema moves forward to 14.00

03/01/72

11.00 (Sat only) / 11.33 / 12.10 / 14.00 (not Sat) / 14.33 (not Sat) / 15.30 (not Sat) / 16.30 (not Sat) / 16.45 (Sat only) / 17.30 (Sat only) / 18.15 (Sat only)

08/01/72 was the final Saturday of Trade Test Colour Films.  OU takes over from 15/01/72.

10/01/72

11.33 / 12.10 / 14.00 / 14.33 / 15.30 / 16.30

Monday to Friday only.

No TTCFs from 14/02/72 to 06/03/72 due to power crisis.


The final day of Trade Test Colour Films was 24th August 1973. The very last film scheduled for 15.30 had been the 36-minute Coupe Des Alpes, but sadly,  due to cricket coverage being brought forward to 15.05, that was not to be, and Giuseppina was awarded the accolade of bringing to a close over ten years of Trade Test Colour Films instead at 14.33.

THE COLOUR RECEIVER INSTALLATION FILM (BREMA)

The 12½ minute British Radio Electronic Manufacturers Association (BREMA) Colour Receiver Installation Film, narrated by Michael Aspel, was shown regularly between 1967 and 1971. The final showing was on Friday 8th January 1971 at 16.30.

From

Times

21/08/67

10.00 / 12.15 / 15.00 / 16.00 (for one week only)

16/10/67

10.30 / 12.10 / 15.10

14/04/69

10.30 / 12.05 / 15.10

13/04/70

10.20 / 12.05 / 15.10

08/08/70

10.20 / 16.30 (not Sat)

 

 

SERVICE INFORMATION

From

Times

23/10/67

10.00 / 11.30 / 14.30

27/08/73

10.00 / 11.30 / 16.30

13/01/75

10.30

07/06/82

10.15

06/09/82

10.30

During the heyday of BBC 2 Trade Test Transmissions, regular bulletins were put out each day giving television dealers and engineers information about new transmitters coming on air, along with notification of current transmitters and relays being on reduced power or off the air. Information was given about exhibitions and anything else related to the technical development of colour television, as well as a rundown on the trade test colour films being shown on that particular day. Each bulletin lasted on average two or three minutes.

On Wednesday 25th August 1971, Service Information ran for 11 minutes – the longest bulletin known. From 13th January 1975, the number of bulletins was cut to only one a day, a situation that was to remain until the final Service Information, which was transmitted at 10.30 on 23rd December 1982.

During the run up to the introduction of the BBC1 colour service in November 1969, there were also daily Tuning Information bulletins on BBC2. From 10/11/69 Tuning Information was broadcast at 18.15 on Mondays to Fridays until 31/12/70.  In addition, for a two-week period from 17/11/69 until 28/11/69, it was also broadcast at 16.30 on Mondays to Fridays.

THE FORMAL LAUNCH OF BBC2 COLOUR TRADE TESTS

The following table contains a complete list of the films that featured in the regular schedule, first introduced on 23rd October 1967.  It will be noted that a number of them were actually first broadcast much earlier.

Title

Source

Duration

First

Last

ALGERIAN PIPELINE

BP / Greenpark

28 mins

09/02/70

14/08/73

AMONG THE PELICANS

BP

17 mins

22/12/69

16/09/70

AMSTERDAM

Herman van der Horst Contemporary Films

21 mins

27/01/69

26/08/70

ANCIENT MONUMENTS - 1

Public Announcement Film Unit

7 mins

07/11/68

14/02/70

ANCIENT MONUMENTS - 2

Public Announcement Film Unit

12 mins

30/10/72

31/05/73

ATLANTIC PARKS

National Film Board of Canada

17 mins

29/08/68

09/04/73

BEAUTY IN TRUST

Random / National Benzole

21 mins

21/09/59

03/08/71

BEHIND THE SPACEMAN

United States Information Agency

16 mins

17/04/72

16/05/73

BIRTH OF A RAINBOW

New Zealand Film Unit

18 mins

09/07/68

08/08/73

BLOOD CAN WORK MIRACLES

Shell

12 mins

25/11/67

14/12/67

BORGO A MOZZANO

Shell Italiana

25 mins

11/03/68

20/03/68

BOTH WAYS TO BALLYMENA

British Travellers’ Association

13 mins

06/11/69

24/07/71

BRITAIN

B.O.A.C

26 mins

25/08/69

22/08/73

BULONG AND BOLA

Shell

16 mins

24/08/69

21/08/73

CANADIANS CAN DANCE!

National Film Board of Canada

21 mins

23/01/68

09/09/71

CANTAGALLO

Rank Short Films Group / BP

21 mins

29/03/71

24/08/73

THE CAPTIVE RIVER

Shell

28 mins

09/11/62

07/04/70

CASE HISTORY

New Zealand Film Unit

15 mins

04/03/68

02/05/70

THE CATTLE CARTERS

BP / Greenpark

28 mins

03/05/71

13/08/73

THE CHOICE

ICI / Millbank

25 mins

24/05/71

21/08/73

COLOUR

ICI

13 mins

03/04/56

31/12/70

COLOUR TELEVISION

Mullard

15 mins

04/12/67

27/07/68

COUPE DES ALPES

Shell

36 mins

22/10/59

07/11/68

CROSSROADS OF CIVILISATION

Shand Pictures

19 mins

25/01/71

20/08/73

CROWN OF GLASS

Shell

15 mins

11/04/68

17/08/73

THE DAIRY INDUSTRY

New Zealand Film Unit

14 mins

15/11/71

21/08/73

DEVON - COUNTY FOR ALL SEASONS

Devon Tourist Board

22 mins

25/09/72

21/08/73

DIAVOLEZZA

BP

13 mins

25/11/58

11/05/68

DIESEL TRAINRIDE

British Transport Film

10 mins

03/10/68

27/01/69

DIVERTIMENTO

BP

7 mins

29/12/69

20/08/73

A DREAM OF NORWAY

British Transport Film

18 mins

11/03/68

03/08/68

THE ENCHANTMENT OF CAPRI

An Aldolfo Pizzi Film

18 mins

05/01/70

27/11/71

THE ENGLISH GARDEN

ICI / Millbank

21 mins

28/12/68

06/03/69

EVOLUON

Philips / Carillon

12 mins

17/02/69

14/08/73

EXPO '70

Australian News and Information Film

10 mins

05/02/73

14/08/73

FACES OF AUSTRALIA

Josef Geesink

27 mins

18/01/71

16/08/73

A FLIGHT OF FANCY

B.O.A.C

6 mins

04/08/69

23/06/72

FOUR MEN OF INDIA

World Wide Pictures

36 mins

03/09/68

29/03/69

GIUSEPPINA

A James Hill Production for BP

28 mins

07/10/68

24/08/73

THE GOLDEN CRESCENT

A Rayant Picture

27 mins

07/09/70

30/12/70

THE GOLD MINERS

A Film of Africa Production

21 mins

27/12/68

02/06/69

THE GRASS GROWERS

New Zealand Film Unit

11 mins

17/08/70

22/08/73

THE GROWING FLAME

Shell

10 mins

19/03/68

16/08/69

HIGHLAND PLAYGROUND

British Travel Association

11 mins

31/03/69

09/08/73

HIGHLANDS IN THE SUN

British Travel Association

11 mins

05/05/69

17/08/73

THE HOME-MADE CAR

A James Hill Production for BP

28 mins

28/08/63

23/08/73

HOOK, LINE AND SINKER

Esso

19 mins

22/01/64

03/06/69

HOW A MOTOR CAR WORKS – Part One – The Engine

Shell

16 mins

18/02/62

14/08/73

IMPRESSIONS OF…EXPO '67

National Film Board of Canada

8 mins

26/04/68

29/07/71

IT'S THE TUBE THAT MAKES THE COLOUR

Mullard

18 mins

06/05/68

22/08/73

JAMAICA - NO PLACE LIKE HOME

Jamaica Tourist Board

16 mins

09/02/70

26/03/70

JAPAN - SEASON BY SEASON

Japan Tourist Film Organisation

28 mins

21/11/68

07/08/69

JAPAN - THE BEAUTIFUL

A Shoehiku Company Production

27 mins

01/03/71

15/12/71

A JOURNEY INTO THE WEALD OF KENT

Random / National Benzole

21 mins

18/10/60

24/08/73

KERMESSE FANTASTIQUE

Philips

10 mins

04/10/69

08/12/70

L FOR LOGIC

Central Office of Information

13 mins

24/07/73

07/08/73

LA COTE D'HIVER

Unknown

15 mins

23/09/68

07/11/68

LAND OF THE SUN RETURNING

Unicorn

27 mins

13/09/71

07/08/73

LAND RECLAMATION

A Random Production for BP / Shell Mex

22 mins

22/08/66

20/07/72

LIGHT

Philips

16 mins

10/04/72

20/08/73

LURE OF THE BAHAMAS

Sound Magic

27 mins

28/10/68

24/03/69

MULTIPLICITY

A Crawley Film Production

26 mins

04/01/72

22/08/73

NETWORK

AEI

28 mins

04/01/64

17/06/68

THE NORTH SEA QUEST

BP

16 mins

17/11/69

24/08/73

NORTH WEST 200

Shell

13 mins

31/03/67

24/11/67

OIL UNDERGROUND

Shell

17 mins

01/12/61

22/08/73

OMNIBUS (FOR ALL)

British Transport

18 mins

05/07/67

27/11/67

ONE JUMP AHEAD

GPO / Littleton Park

9 mins

03/04/70

15/08/73

ON THE SAFE SIDE

United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority

18 mins

01/05/68

17/07/73

OVERHAUL

British Transport

16 mins

10/01/64

01/12/67

PAINT

Shell

25 mins

07/02/68

23/08/73

PAN-TELE-TRON

Philips

10 mins

06/03/70

17/08/73

A PEACEFUL REVOLUTION

A.E.I.

26 mins

08/01/64

12/03/71

PEMBROKESHIRE - MY COUNTY

Esso

26 mins

16/01/64

16/02/68

PEOPLE PLUS LEISURE EQUALS

BP / Shell Mex

29 mins

18/06/73

08/08/73

A PLACE TO LIVE

Swedish Institute

18 mins

01/06/70

22/01/71

POWERBOAT '66

BP

23 mins

12/08/68

13/05/70

THE PROMISE OF PAKISTAN

A Rayant Picture

27 mins

02/11/70

30/03/71

PROSPECT FOR PLASTICS

Shell

28 mins

08/08/63

07/11/72

RIDE THE WHITE HORSES 

Ford

25 mins

03/08/70

21/08/73

RISK

World Wide Pictures / Stenhouse Group

14 mins

25/04/69

25/11/71

ROADS TO ROAM 

New Zealand Film Unit

13 mins

18/03/68

15/08/73

ROSEWORLD '71

New Zealand Film Unit

10 mins

03/07/73

20/08/73

ROUTEBURN

New Zealand Film Unit

10 mins

08/01/73

21/08/73

ROYAL RIVER

National Film Board of Canada

17 mins

30/03/67

23/11/67

RUN AWAY TO SEA

An Athos Film Production

22 mins

27/12/68

08/09/70

THE SEA OF TRIESTE

Unknown

15 mins

23/03/70

06/01/72

THE SHADOW OF PROGRESS

BP / Greenpark

24 mins

22/02/71

23/08/73

SKYHOOK

A James Hill Production for BP

17 mins

25/11/58

04/10/71

THE SMALL PROPELLER

BP

22 mins

02/12/67

23/11/73

SMALL SMOKE AT BLAZE CREEK

National Film Board of Canada

9 mins

11/09/72

23/08/73

SNOFARI 

New Zealand Film Unit

17 mins

24/08/69

18/06/70

SOMETHING NICE TO EAT

Gas Council

20 mins

06/07/70

23/05/73

SOUVENIRS FROM SWEDEN

Swedish Institute

21 mins

27/04/70

14/08/73

THE SPLENDID DOMAIN

National Film Board of Canada

28 mins

13/02/68

12/08/71

SPRING IN COLOR

Philips / Uniefilm

5 mins

17/02/69

05/06/72

STORY IN THE ROCKS

Shell (for the Royal Dutch Shell Group)

18 mins

02/12/67

23/01/71

STUDY IN STEEL

British Steel

26 mins

14/10/69

22/08/73

SURF BEACH

Australian Film Unit

17 mins

26/07/71

10/08/73

THE TIDE OF TRAFFIC

BP / Greenpark

27 mins

08/01/73

15/08/73

TOE HOLD ON A HARBOUR

New Zealand Film Unit

10 mins

27/01/68

14/12/68

TRANS-CANADA JOURNEY

National Film Board of Canada

28 mins

09/05/68

20/01/71

TRANSPORT ABILITY

United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority

18 mins

07/10/69

16/08/73

THE UNSPOILT LAND

New Zealand Film Unit

18 mins

22/01/73

15/08/73

THE VANISHING COAST

Pilot Films / National Benzole

27 mins

09/12/68

14/12/71

VILLA "MON REVE"

A Cartoon from France

13 mins

26/08/68

27/12/69

WELSH WELCOME

British Travel Association

15 mins

26/10/70

29/10/71

WE'VE COME A LONG WAY

BP

10 mins

06/03/58

16/08/73

THE YOUNG GIANT KAINGAROA

New Zealand Film Unit

18 mins

11/03/68

10/04/68

THE YOUTHFUL MARCH OF KOREA

National Film Centre

21 mins

11/12/69

06/02/70

 

 

DETAILED ANNUAL SCHEDULES AND RELATED ARTICLES

For a complete list of Trade Test Colour Film schedules and related items, click on the links below:

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Info Pre-1960 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965
1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973
A to Z of Trade Test Colour Films
Statisticians Guide to Trade Test Colour Films

 

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