Roll Out the Barrel: The British Pub on Film


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From the British Film Institute:

Roll Out the Barrel: The British Pub on Film

Year: 1944-1982 | 2 DVDs |  Colour and Black & White | Approx running time: 318 minutes 

This fascinating 5-hour-plus collection of entertaining short dramas, humorous trade films, perceptive documentaries and archival newsreel items is an essential history of the British boozer on film.

From Arnold Miller’s swinging Under the Table You Must Go, Philip Trevelyan’s beautifully expressionistic The Ship Hotel Tyne Main and German director Peter Nestler’s Workingmen’s Club in Sheffield to the local quirks and characters of Richard Massingham’s wartime Down at the Local, the whirlwind regional tour of A Round of Bass and  the Michael Palin and Terry Jones humorous trade film Henry Cleans Up, this must-have double measure of DVDs is full to the brim with the sights and sounds of the great British pub, exploring its role as a place of communal gathering, game playing and opinion debating. Cheers!

Disc One

The Story of English Inns (1944)

Down at the Local (1945)

The Inn that Crossed the Sea (1950)

Tramp’s Ball (1953)

Beer and Skittles (1954)

The Old Pheasant (1958)

The Friendly Inn (1958)

Mining Review 16th Year No.5 (1963)

Lucy’s Table (1965) 

All in Good Time (1964)

A Working Men’s Club in Sheffield (1965)

The Ship Hotel – Tyne Main (1967)

Disc Two

Under the Table You Must Go (1969)

Guinness for You / A Round of Bass / Henry Cleans Up (1974)

What’ll You Have? (1977)

New Pubs For Old (UK) (1979)

New Pubs For Old (International) (1979)

Local Life (1982)


Additional information

Weight .101 kg
Dimensions 13.5 × 19.5 × 2.5 cm