The Heart Of England (1954)
20 minutes - Colour

That area of England which is most English - gentle hills, shut-in valleys, picturesque villages, historic towns - these make up the Cotswold countryside, the heart of England. The delicate changes the seasons bring to this are seen first in early spring, with the harrowing of the rich fields, the first buds on the trees, the blossoming orchards. Later come the Three Counties Show at Hereford, cricket at Cheltenham or on the village green, and finally the harvest and the traditional fairs. Here are the little towns with the great stone churches, rich in English history, and Tewkesbury, and Shakespeare's Stratford-upon-Avon. John Moore wrote the commentary and Elizabeth Lutyens the music.

Director: Michael Clarke
Cameramen: Ronald Craigen, Robert Paynter
Commentary: John Moore
Narration: Stephen Murray
Editor: Margot Fleischner
Assistants: Jim Garrett, Paul Khan, David Watkin, Harry Hastings, Cyril Moorhead
Music Composer: Elisabeth Lutyens
Music Director: Muir Mathieson
Associate Producer: Ian Ferguson
In Charge of Production: Edgar Anstey

16mm & 35mm

A still from the 1954 BTF Catalogue.
Actual screen shots reproduced by kind permission
of the British Film Institute.

A still from the 1957 BTF Catalogue.

Engravings from the 1960 & 1963 BTF Catalogues.

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