BFI Replay - 60 years of screen stories, digitised and preserved for you

Relive, research and lose yourself in the past with thousands of digitised videos and television programmes - from the 1960s to the 2010s.

From the British Film Institute (BFI) National Archive and partner UK Regions and Nations Film Archives, BFI Replay is available only in public libraries.

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Explore BFI Replay for fun, discovery, nostalgia or research. This living digital archive will grow and evolve as newly digitised content is added.

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How to use BFI Replay

BFI Replay is only available in public libraries. It is free to use.

  • If you are using a Cambridgeshire Library PC, simply click on the BFI Replay icon, or go to https://replay.bfi.org.uk/ .
  • If you are using your own device go the BFI Replay website (this link will only work while you are in the library).
  • For the best experience please use headphones.

Disclaimer – quality and content

BFI Replay features thousands of videos and programmes from the 1960s to the 2010s.

The quality of video varies. Some videos may have incomplete or imperfect sound and image, or other flaws not normally experienced with professional film and video today.

The BFI and partners have taken steps to exclude unacceptable material and to identify and label sensitive material with content and/or trigger warnings.

But due to the high number of videos involved, the BFI and partners have not been able to view everything. They cannot guarantee that all sensitive content has been identified.

Some videos may include language and attitudes which were common or widely tolerated at the time, but are unacceptable today.

Other videos may include content (for example, images of medical procedures) which some viewers may find upsetting or triggering.

Parents and guardians are responsible for supervising their children’s use of BFI Replay.

Please report any inappropriate content using the REPORT THIS CONTENT link available on each video.

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