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Entertaining Britain

While the company was famous for its pioneering news reports, it also produced immensely popular 'cinemagazines', which entertained cinemagoers for decades. Initially made to boost the nation's morale after the First World War, entertaining strands such as Pathé Pictorial and Eve's Film Review were designed to appeal to women who were interested in fashion, celebrities and movie stars - and offered plenty of handy hints for those running the home. In the 1930s, the arrival of synchronised sound increased the popularity of cinemagazines, and the company launched Pathétone Weekly - a strand that featured what Pathé believed were the 'novel, amusing and strange' dimensions of our national life.

1 hour

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Mon 25 Feb 2013 02:00

Credits

Role Contributor
DirectorKaty Homan
DirectorKaty Homan
Executive ProducerDavid Okuefuna
Executive ProducerDavid Okuefuna
NarratorVerity Sharp
NarratorVerity Sharp
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