Meet British Pathé TV

Attention: Anglophiles, history lovers, classic film fans, train buffs! Meet British Pathé TV, the former newsreel company’s new subscription streaming service covering the “History of Film” and “Films of History.”

Content categories, most of which offer a free sample, include:

A Year to Remember: hour-long reviews of 62 different years spanning 1930 to 1995, with more to come. Free: A Year to Remember – 1930;

Classic Movies: 41 films from A Farewell to Arms, with Gary Cooper, to The Time of Your Life, with Jimmy Cagney. Free: Charade, starring Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn;

Cinema History: 23 episodes from the series Hollywood on Set and Hollywood’s Best Film Directors;

Railway History”: over 50 individual documentaries. Free: The Story of the Swanage Railway, “the full story of  one of the UK’s premier steam branch lines;”

The Story of British Pathé: four hour-long shows about the company’s history. Free: Part One – The Birth of the News;

 “Royalty: 21 films, including the free offering, 1954’s Welcome the Queen;

 “Pre-20th Century: four films, including the three-part Ancient Worlds Brought to Life. Free: episode one, about the empires of Carthage, Rome and the Incas;

 “Military”: 16 films, including the free offering Dambusters: Mission Impossible, about the British destroying German dams in World War II.

British Pathé TV also features a Film of the Season,” currently the 2016 documentary Revolution in Colour“the story of the Irish Easter Rising…with incredible newly colourised original footage.”

You can find more info on British Pathé TV, watch the free samples, or subscribe for $7.99 a month at You can also download the service’s iOS or Android app.



About Les Luchter

Les Luchter is a former managing editor of Multichannel News, editor-in-chief of Cable Marketing, and news editor of Broadcast Week.

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