Lancashire Film Institute
University of Wigan
The Gaumont Trust
The Lost Films

Twentieth Century Spatchcock

The Hollinwood studios of 20th Century Spatchcock produced over 20,000 films.  Many have been destroyed - sometimes accidentally - but this new project seeks to locate and catalogue as many of these films as possible.

DW Blunt and Alfred Spatchcock were prolific film makers. They may not be remembered for the quality of their films but what they lacked in quality they more than made up for in quantity.


Purchase a copy of The Lost Films of 20th Century Spatchcock below at the special offer price of £8.49 including P&P

The Lost Films

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Alfred Spatchcock 1923
Alfred Spatchcock, pictured c1923.

DW Blunt c1921
DW Blunt, arguably the creative force behind 20th Century Spatchcock.

A Taste Of Honeycomb
The Lost Films of 20th Century Spatchcock is published by TMB Books and tells the story of the Spatchcock studios between 1921 and 2004, with details of dozens of 'lost films' that have been discovered by celebrated local librarian, Dr Derek J Ripley.

Acclaimed broadcaster Andy Kershaw has described Dr Ripley’s work as “the definitive appreciation of Spatchcock!” and advises that “Anyone who has managed to get through
From Here To Maternity or Wendy Does Wigan will want - and need - this book.

Highlights include the first extended essay on the Lancashire Office of Information's public information films, including Always Wear A Hat! and How To Eat Tripe, alongside the first published analysis of Spatchcock's blue movie period in a chapter on The Golden Age of Filth.  Over 200 pages of facts and details about a hitherto forgotten north west film studio. 

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