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Gather the whole family to celebrate the joys and curiosities of children’s favourites, including classic Doctor Who, the delightful world of Beatrix potter and the eccentric, kaleidoscopic work of Powell and Pressburger in The Boy Who Turned Yellow!

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  • The Tales of Beatrix Potter

    Mr. Jeremy Fisher, Mrs. Tiggy-winkle, Jemima Puddle-duck, Squirrel Nutkin, Pigling Bland – indeed all the delightful and famous Beatrix Potter characters – come to life in this colourful and imaginative musical interpretation of her tales, choreographed by Sir Frederick Ashton, composed and score...

  • The Boy Who Turned Yellow

    The Boy Who Turned Yellow is the splendidly eccentric final collaboration from the eminent filmmaking duo Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger. London schoolboy John Saunders turns a bright yellow after losing his pet mouse on a school trip. Is the mysterious colour change the result of an alien...

  • The Salvage Gang

    When four children try to raise money to replace a broken saw, their schemes take them on an unexpected journey through the capital. Beautifully photographed, The Salvage Gang by acclaimed director John Krish (I Think They Call Him John) is an affectionate tour of bomb-damaged London, featuring a...

  • Night Ferry

    In this rousing kids' crime yarn, Bernard Cribbins is 'Pyramid', a dastardly master-of-disguise who plans to smuggle an ancient Egyptian mummy out of the country. When young Jeff (Graham Fletcher-Cook) discovers the plan, a dangerous chase via South London's Victoria Station and Clapham Station e...

  • Dr. Who and the Daleks

    Peter Cushing fires up the Tardis for the Doctor’s big-screen debut, as he and his companions travel to a devastated planet to help the persecuted Thals in their battle against the villainous Daleks.

  • Daleks' Invasion Earth 2150 A.D.

    Those deadly plunger-wigglers the Daleks have taken over planet Earth in this full colour psychedelic sequel to Dr Who and the Daleks. With Peter Cushing reprising his distinctively daffy Dr Who, and Bernard Cribbins on hand to provide some stylish slapstick, it’s futuristic fun and action all th...

  • The Glitterball

    This ingeniously small-scale sci-fi adventure of a tiny, shiny alien ball-being with strange powers and a taste for electricity, crisps and custard, was released the same year as Star Wars, and foreshadows E.T., but was made for just a fraction of the cost of either. It was produced for The Child...

  • Sammy's Super T-shirt

    Sammy dreams of becoming a super athlete, despite his puny build. When his lucky training t-shirt is thrown into a scientist's lab it becomes imbued with 'super strength' power. When Sammy manages to recover the t-shirt he uses his new-found strength to outrun baddies and bullies alike.

  • Haunters of the Deep

    Shot on location around the lonely, windswept coasts of Cornwall, this is an impressively ghostly adventure from the Children's Film Foundation. It remains a cautionary tale for profit-hungry modern miners, and the fine underground camera work effectively conveys all the creepy claustrophobia of ...

  • Johnny on the Run

    A superb early work by illustrious British director Lewis Gilbert (Alfie, You Only Live Twice) which follows orphaned Polish refugee Janek, who runs into trouble in the shape of two scheming thieves.

  • Kadoyng

    This gloriously odd, gently subversive comedy from the Children's Film Foundation sees cosmic hobo Kadoyng – blessed with mysterious powers and a stalk-like appendage on his head - arrive unexpectedly on Earth, to befriend local residents, and take on nasty politicians and road developers. Wittil...

  • The Man from Nowhere

    This atmospheric thriller from the Children's Film Foundation is set around an ornate gloomy old mansion house. It must surely have sent shivers down the spines of 1970s kids and remains eerily effective today. James Hill's direction maintains the tension, and an impressive sense of period, as th...

  • The Monster of Highgate Ponds

    Young David promises to guard a mysterious egg which his uncle brings back from Malaysia. But, when a baby monster hatches, mayhem ensues as David struggles to keep the unruly, but friendly, creature from falling into the clutches of two ruthless crooks.

  • Operation Third Form

    In this favourite from the Children's Film Foundation, a fresh-faced John Moulder Brown (Deep End) gives a sparkling performance as the schoolboy out to foil a pair of North London crooks with his crack spy unit – his classmates and kid sister. With its groovy 1960s soundtrack, Operation Third Fo...

  • Out of the Darkness

    Shot on location around Derbyshire, this atmospheric and entertaining ghost story - which sees the dispossessed spirit of a young plague victim making contact with modern kids - is one of the highlights of the latter days of the Children's Film Foundation. Past intrudes on present with increasing...

  • Terry on the Fence

    When 11-year-old Terry runs away from home he only intends to put the wind up his parents. But a gang of older bullies, led by the tough Les, soon draw him into their daunting world of break-ins and stolen goods.

  • The Sky-Bike

    All Tom Smith can think about is becoming a pilot. When he accidentally stumbles across a prototype man-powered flying machine, he convinces its eccentric inventor, Mr Lovejoy, to let him help get it off the ground. Working in secret, the two prepare their ‘sky bike’ for a high-stakes race.

  • Soapbox Derby

    A young Michael Crawford stars as the leader of the Battersea Bats, a fresh-faced gang that's determined to best deadly rivals the Victorias in the upcoming soapbox derby.

  • A Hitch in Time

    Patrick Troughton (riffing wonderfully on his prior incarnation as Doctor Who) plays a time-hopping inventor who’s disturbed by a couple of curious kids. He decides to send them back through the ages for themselves, but when his machinery begins to malfunction his charges wonder if they’ll ever m...

  • Get Santa

    If you received a call saying Santa Claus had crashed into your shed, what would you do? For Steve Anderson (Rafe Spall), a former getaway driver, that's a question he'll have to answer sooner than he thinks. And when Santa (Jim Broadbent) is sent to prison, things get even more complicated.