60 years of television history digitised and preserved for the public in libraries across the UK
Knowsley Library Service is delighted to introduce BFI Replay – a new film heritage streaming resource
BFI Replay is an online video resource from the British Film Institute, featuring archives of thousands of videos mapping life in the UK from the 1960’s to the present day.
The videos give an in depth insight into how life was in past years and how much has changed, from politics to popular culture.
BFI Replay also features interviews and profiles with some of the brightest literary stars such as Margaret Atwood,
Salman Rushdie and Kathy Acker taken from the ICA’s long-running Writers in Conversation series. Filmmakers
and actors explain their craft in a series of vintage interviews with Ben Kingsley, Ishmael Merchant and James
Ivory, Robin Williams, Mike Leigh and other film notables.
BFI Replay also celebrates the heyday of regional television, much of which has now vanished including popular
figures such as Richard Whiteley in Yorkshire TV’s Calendar People interviewing famous Yorkshire names and
Ulster TV’s travelogue Lesser Spotted Ulster. BFI Replay is a living digital archive that will grow and evolve as newly
digitised content from the UK Regions and Nations Film Archive partners continues to be added
Replay can only be accessed via the following link on public library computers – BFI Replay.
Further information can be found on the British Film Institute website.