Included in that archive are a number of pieces which include members of the Carry On team who were, at the time, amongst the biggest stars in the country.
Laughter and Life
Contrary to popular belief, clip shows are not a product of modern-day programme makers looking desperately to fill a gap in the schedules. This utterly fascinating documentary sees the great Sid James take a look at the power of laughter, exemplified by clips featuring the likes of George Formby, Charlie Drake and Will Hay. He also interviews Roberston 'Bunny' Hare, a comedy star who is sadly forgotten today.
Xmas for All 1963
Although there is no sound, this footage of Sid James, Frankie Howerd, Barbara Windsor and Jon Pertwee amongst others, at St Mary's Hospital, Plaistow, remains completely captivating.
Stars Go Racing
Any footage of celebrities attending horse race meetings during the 60s was not complete without a certain Sid James. Taken at Sandown Park in 1962, this reel does not disappoint with Sid showing off his tic-tac prowess. Liz Fraser, Leslie Phillips and Citizen James star Sydney Tafler also appear, in addition to Davey Kaye, Alfie Bass and Stanley Baker.
This is just Part One of a nostalgic delve into the lives of the Carry On team. Be sure to come back on Easter Monday for more!