Beside the Seaside - The Seaside Resorts on the South Coast of England

'Trains, ‘buses and motor coaches set out from London carrying holiday- makers from dusty streets and stuffy offices to the sands and sea breezes of the coast resorts. In the more popular resorts the sands are thronged with people, swimming, diving, sun-bathing, picnicking and listening to the military bands. For the more energetic holiday-makers there are golf courses, tennis courts, open-air dance floors and fun fairs.
All these activities are set against a background of chalk cliffs, headlands, Downs and sand-dunes–scenery typical of the South Coast of England.' [1]

Date: 1936
Duration: 20:47

Director: Marion Grierson
Production Company: Strand/TIDA
Producer: Marion Grierson
Cinematographer: Fred Gamage, & George Noble
Composer: -
Narration: -
Editor: -
Sound Recording: -
Assistant Director: Alexander Shaw
Script: W.H. Auden
Music Played by: Band of the 43rd Light Infantry (by courtesy of Lt. Col. Pargiter D.S.O)
Conductor: D.J. Plater

Length: 35mm: 1620ft. 16mm: 650ft.


Additional credits to those viewable in the title credits are taken from the BFI's entry for Beside the Seaside. The BFI has digitised this title as a part of the Reel Britain series.
  1. ^ Films of Britain - British Council Film Department Catalogue - 1940