BFI Replay is a unique free-to-access, digital archive resource from the British Film Institute


This resource can be accessed from our public PCs at Catford, Deptford and Downham Libraries.


BFI Replay is the result of one of the UK’s largest mass digitisation programmes, created to preserve the UK's moving image video tape collections most at risk from technical obsolescence. 100,000 items spanning a 60 year history that would otherwise be lost forever have been digitised from a range of video tape formats.


From TV soaps Albion Market and Family Pride to children’s TV programmes Metal Mickey and Animal Kwackers, vintage interviews with Salman Rushdie, Margaret Atwood, Robin Williams and Benjamin Zephaniah to ground-breaking multicultural factual television shows Eastern Eye and Here and Now, BFI Replay gives you free access to 60 years of screen history, newly available for the first time in decades, and accessible in Lewisham libraries.


Thanks to National Lottery funding and the support of the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, thousands of these newly digitised moving image stories are now exclusively available to view on BFI Replay in UK-wide public lending libraries. 


Please note that BFI Replay can only be accessed from library computers at Catford, Deptford and Downham Libraries.


Screenshot from BFI Replay Site