Twenty-Four Square Miles: made 1946 in by Basic Films, issued by the Central Office of Information and distributed by Trilith Films, the Rural Media Charity. Directed by Kay Mander. The classic film about the rural area in which Hook Norton lies, as it appeared at the end of the war. It was based on research carried out by the Oxford University Agricultural Economic Research Unit in 1943. Commentary by John Arlott, then starting work for the BBC as an agricultural correspondent!
41 minutes. Note – we have written permission from crown copyright to show this film here.
Twenty-Four Square Miles, made in 1992 by South News and distributed by Trilith Films, the Rural Media Charity. A retrospective look at the original classic and a summary of how things had changed in 45 years.