British Films Are Back This Summer

This summer, cinemas nationwide will be screening classic British films.

by Jennie Kermode

This summer, the UK Film Council and the BBC have joined forces to launch a season of classic British films in cinemas across the country. With tickets priced at just £2.50, this should provide an opportunity for everyone to enjoy old favourites on the big screen once again.

The seven films which will feature in this season are:-

- Sean Connery as James Bond takes on a gold-obsessed megalomaniac, the hat-throwing Oddjob and the redoubtable Pussy Galore.

Brief Encounter - Celia Johnson and Trevor Howard meet at a railway station in one of cinema's greatest love stories.

Billy Liar- Tom Courtenay's depressed clerk dreams of a better life, inspired by the glamorous Julie Christie.

- Laurence Olivier brings his own dramatic touch to Shakespeare in a stirring tale of battle against the odds.

- Looking for a missing child, Edward Woodward's devoutly Christian policeman encounters terrifying Pagan goings on on a remote Scottish island, and Christopher Lee is at his charismatic best.

The Dam Busters - One of the most enduringly popular British war films, this is he story of the daring men who broke the Nazi regime.

- Several times voted the funniest film ever, this tale of two impoverished actors who go on holiday by mistake has won over generations of fans.

All presented in a new digital format and recently polished up, these films will be looking at their best, so don't be tempted to wait for them to turn up on the telly again - enjoy them as they were meant to be seen.

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