The Open Road - London 19241926 London

If you enjoyed the Pudding Lane fly through animation, you will no doubt be interested in this colour film of London between the Wars, including a Paddington Lane walk through.

In the summer of 1924 Claude Friese-Greene, a pioneer of colour cinematography, set out from Cornwall with the aim of recording life on the road between Land's End and John O'Groats. Entitled The Open Road, his remarkable ground-breaking travelogue was conceived as a series of shorts, 26 episodes in all, to be shown weekly at the cinema.

The BFI has restored and released a special compilation of the series, which is available on DVD here.


The Open Road - London 1924