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  • Subject Humanities, Creative Arts
  • Access the eresource
  • Brief description Website covering the history of British film and television
  • Resource type Images, Audio
  • Walk-in access Walk-in access available

Off-campus access

Off campus is via the UoC Secure Gateway using your University of Cumbria username and password (note: login with your username NOT your email address).

Full Details

BFI screenonline is a website devoted to the history of British film and television, and to Britain's social history as revealed by film and television.

The site is primarily aimed at teachers and students in secondary and further education, and lifelong learners in libraries, but we welcome anyone interested in the history of British film and television.

Date Range

1895 - date


The site features hundreds of hours of video clips from the vast collections of the BFI National Film and Television Archive, alongside thousands of stills, posters and press books and several hours of recorded interviews with film and television personalities.


Type a keyword into the search box that appears on every page in the top and bottom right hand corner.
Go to section homepages to find what you are looking for by browsing the available categories.

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For copyright reasons you cannot download screenonline video clips.