Roundabout: A Year in Colour - 1963 DVD

Various (Documentary), 1963


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Film Details

Directed by Various (Documentary)

Produced in 1963

Main Language - English

Countries & Regions - British Film

Film Description

In the 1960s, the British Government, through the Central Office of Information (COI), produced a range of topical films about Britain for distribution throughout the commonwealth, of which Roundabout (aimed at the Asian market) was one of the most popular. To show the connections between the Commonwealth countries and Britain, many of the films illustrate how raw materials from one country, such as rubber, palm kernels, wood or cocoa, were used in manufacturing industries in the UK.

Highlights amongst the 11 globe-trotting films on this disc include a visit to the Royal Mint, trips around factories making the Mini car, cigarettes, sweets and books; a tour of a rubber tree plantation in South East Asia and a look at modern architecture in London, Djakarta and Saigon. There is a story on the then new activity of skin diving, the versatile British jet boat and the building of a new stand for racing at Ascot.

DVD Details

Certificate: E

Publisher: BFI

Length: 110 mins

Aspect ratio: 1.33:1

Format: DVD Colour

Region: 0

Released: 25th March 2013

Cat No: BFIVD985

DVD Extras

  • Illustrated Booklet with Film Notes.

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