Winter Sale – Nottingham on Film!


Nottingham on Film is our most popular DVD and at 30% off it could be yours to gift to a friend or to treat yourself this Christmas. For guaranteed delivery before Christmas, order by Monday via our eBay page, and don’t forget to share and like us on Facebook for your chance to win all nine DVDs in the Midlands on Film series, with the winner being selected on Monday.

Nottingham on Film covers a whole host of topics on one of the UK’s largest cities. Discover the history behind the annual Goose Fair and relive Nottingham Forest football club’s European success, like it was yesterday.

Nottingham on Film - £16.99 from Nottingham Tourism Centre and at www.macearchive.org

Winter Sale – Regenerating Birmingham!


For the low price of just £5.59 get your hands on one of the most popular DVDs in our Midlands on Film collection; Regenerating Birmingham 1955 to 1975. Order now and have it arrive before Christmas.

Regenerating Birmingham offers an insight into the journey taken by Birmingham’s city engineer Herbert Manzoni and his team of architects and builders, and their quest to transform the centre of Birmingham from a bastion of Victorian elegance and civic pride into a thoroughly modern metropolis, through the most ambitious and radical building projects the city had ever experienced.

Using a selection of films preserved at MACE, Mike Mason charts the progress of this seemingly impossible mission and acknowledges the spirit and intentions of this noble and necessary project, that was to become the focus of so much negativity in the closing decades of the last millennium.

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You can purchase this DVD online via our ebay page, or you can order by calling MACE on 01522 837750. Don’t forget to share and like our posts on Facebook, for your chance to win Regenerating Birmingham and the other eight DVDs that make up the Midlands on Film series.

MACE DVDs – Winter Sale!


It’s nearly Christmas, but don’t panic! If you are still looking for that perfect stocking filler, or just want to treat yourself this Christmas, we have the perfect deal for you.

From today until the 27th of December, we are holding a special Winter Sale on all DVDs produced by us here at MACE. During the sale you will have the chance to purchase any of our award winning DVDs for 30% off the usual asking price. So why not take home one of our Midlands on Film titles such as Nottingham on Film 1920 to 1980, for just £5.59 down from £7.99, or the entire nine part series for just £42. The discounts don’t stop there however, as our ATV DVDs will also be reduced by 30% to just £10.49, down from £14.99.

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These offers will run for just 14 days, so don’t delay and purchase online via our Ebay page, or by giving us a call on 01522 837750.

To celebrate this limited time offer, we will be launching MACE’s very own Christmas countdown, where we will be dedicating blog posts showcasing each DVD along with posts highlighting some of our more weird and wonderful festive titles in our collection, so stay tuned!

For your chance to win a copy of all nine DVDs in the Midlands on Film series, all you have to do is like and share our Facebook posts in the coming days, as one lucky winner will be randomly selected to take home the entire series for free.

Early Bird Offer on MACE’s new DVD “From Headlines to ‘Tight-Lines’ – The Story of ATV Today


MACE release a brand new 2 disc DVD documentary on Friday 23rd November for £19.99 (+ p&p) and we are offering an Early Bird rate. Pre-order the DVD before the 23rd and pay just £17.99 (+p&p).

From Headlines to ‘Tight-Lines’ – The Story of ATV Today tells the story of the regional news magazine show that ran from 5th October 1964 to 31st December 1981 and started the career of many household names, including Chris Tarrant and Gary Newbon.

Regional and National news magazine programmes are familiar to us in the 21st century but back in 1964 the concept was still a new one.  At 6.15pm on 5th October that year ATV Midlands launched ATV Today, a regional news & current affairs programme that broadcast to the region each weekday, and viewers were introduced to a fresh new style that balanced the serious events of the day with light-hearted reports and special features.

ATV Today was for the viewer and about the viewer and everyday life was celebrated, especially many of the wonderful characters of the region. ATV Reporters frequently asked the public for their opinion (vox-pops) on far ranging issues from politics and race relations to football and fashion.

The reporters became household names through the 1960s, 1970s and beyond: Reg Harcourt, who took an ATV camera team to film Enoch Powell’s Rivers of Blood Speech – the only crew to film that day;  Wolverhampton locals John Swallow and Sue Jay who reported with warmth and humour on the people and places of the communities they were passionate about; Anne Diamond and Nick Owen, who becamse household names as ‘Anne and Nick’ on morning television; Derek Hobson, who went onto be the host of New Faces; Chris Tarrant, who started his  highly successful TV career on ATV Today; Gary Newbon, who has interviewed a whole host of sporting legends; Terry Thomas, who coined the phrase, “TIGHT-LINES” which we have honoured in the DVD title; and Bob Warman , who is still the face of the Midlands on ITV today.

This 2 disc DVD in four parts chronicles the story of ATV Today from its beginning in 1964 to the last programme on 31st December 1981 and looks back at some of the big news stories in the region that made the headlines through the 60s and 70s through new exclusive interviews and a wealth of archive films, many of which haven’t been seen since broadcast.

With contributions from former ATV Reporters Bob Hall, Reg Harcourt, Sue Jay, Wendy Nelson, Gary Newbon, Nick Owen, Chris Tarrant and Bob Warman and a peek behind the scenes with memories from ATV Cameraman Gary Hughes and Production Assistant, Barbara Bradbury, the DVD is packed with both poignant and humourous memories of a regional programme that often peaked to over 3 million viewers.

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Among many events remembered here are John Swallow interviewing Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise in 1966, Gary Newbon recalling his first meetings with a young Nigel Mansell, Chris Tarrant nervously climbing to the top of Peterchurch Steeple to kiss the golden cockerel while the film crew went off for lunch, and Nick Owen’s 1979 report on Trevor Francis’ million pound signing to Nottingham Forest.

HOW TO BUY:

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DEBIT CARD PAYMENTS

If you’d prefer not to purchase online we now accept debit card payments over the telephone. We accept telephone payments from Monday to Friday ( 9am to 5pm) Call 01522 837750 and we will process your order.

PAYMENTS BY CHEQUE

We also accept cheques  made payable to Media Archive for Central England for £17.99 + £1.50 p&p** per DVD with your name and address and details of the DVD you wish to purchase.

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*Early Bird Offer ends midnight Friday 23rd November 2012. Then DVD is £19.99 + p&p. Pre-order payments will be debited at time of order & DVDs will be dispatched on 23rd November.

**If you would like to purchase more than one copy please add 50p postage per DVD.

Getting ready to launch!! A few photo updates on the @MACEarchive team @unilincoln launch day activities…


MACE Archivist Kayla Thompson prepares film for transfer in the Technician Suite and answers questions for the BBC Look North News Team.

Development Manager Emma Morley and MACE Director James Patterson celebrate the launch of Nottingham on Film at the MACE Archive Uni of Lincoln launch event.

MACE Full Circle Curator Kay Ogilvie helps hang photos for the launch exhibition.

Full Circle Curator Lucie Kerley helps with finishing touches on MACE exhibition.

MACE’s Richard Shenton and Philip Leach measure the exhibition space to hang the final prints.

Photography Copyright: Lucie Kerley

Purchased The Black Country 1969? Do you have 5 Mins to write a review?


Have you recently purchased our first DVD release, The Black Country 1969, directly through us or through another retail outlet?

If so, we’d like to hear from you…

…We have published a short Customer Survey which includes the option to star rate the DVD and write a review. You also have the option to subscribe to our enewsletter to be one of the first to know about our next DVD releases and news on our forthcoming brand new look to our website!

If you have purchased the DVD, you can take the survey by clicking the link below:

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Thanks for purchasing and for supporting MACE.

Have a great weekend!

Emma

ATV Programme Released on DVD


A film from the ITV regional programme collection held at MACE is to be released on DVD to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the demolition of Stoke City FC’s Victoria Ground. Shouts for City!

‘Shouts for City!’ was produced by ATV in 1975 for transmission in the Midlands.  A documentary about Stoke City, its players and supporters, the film includes interviews with football giants such as Jimmy Greenhoff, Gordon Banks and Peter Shilton.  Also included are interviews with fans, both on the terraces of the Victoria Ground and at home.

‘Shouts for City!’ is one of over 4,000 titles cared for by MACE that were made by ATV in the 1970s for transmission across the Midlands.  The importance of this collection is exemplified by this film, which not only acts as a snap shot of Stoke City’s history but is also a case study into the central role that football played in English cultural and social life in the mid-1970s.

This essential document is to be released on DVD with ‘The Boothen Ends’, which was originally released on VHS in 1998 to mark the loss of the Victoria Ground.

The double DVD package will go on sale from 17 September after a launch screening at the Film Theatre on College Road in Stoke at 7:30 pm.  The films will be presented by Professor Ray Johnson and Dr Gary Kelsall, the makers of ‘The Boothen Ends’ and both committed City fans.