London Television Archive

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The London Television archive is a London-based television and film video archive.

It consists of thousands of hours of footage relating to London, from stock shots of famous landmarks such as Big Ben, Buckingham Palace and Westminster Abbey, to news stories such as Diana, Princess of Wales' death and state visits to London from dignitaries such as Bill Clinton and Nelson Mandela.

The main collection of the archive comes from the Channel One News Archive, which was active throughout the 1990s. Hence, The London Television Archive is particularly strong in cultural 1990 features such as the Brit Pop explosion, featuring Oasis and Blur and the rise of Girl Power and the Spice Girls.

It also has website that features art inspired by London, and an alternative tours of London page which features the most important London locations of The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, George Orwell and actors such as Alfred Hitchcock, Charlie Chaplin and Elizabeth Taylor.

The archive is predominantly used by film and television production companies, global television news networks, and advertising agencies.




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