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Good Value

About the film

'Good Value' shows the skill and craftsmanship in British industry - from cloth weaving to knife-making, generator construction to light-bulb manufacture.


Release year
Hans Nieter
Production company
Realist Film Unit
John Taylor
A.E. Jeakins
Margaret S. Thomson
Sound recording
W.S. Bland
Running time (minutes)
08 mins 11 secs

Original Description

The Achievements of British Industry
'British goods retain their traditional quality. The same pride of craftsmanship goes to make articles of peace and weapons of war. Whilst aircraft factories turn out Spitfires and Hurricanes, the workers of Sheffield and the weavers of Witney still turn out the world’s most famous knives and blankets.'
(Films of Britain - British Council Film Department Catalogue - 1944-45)


  • The film states that Witney, Oxfordshire received the first Royal Charter for cloth making in the 10th Century, but the earliest recorded cloth mill is dated at 1277.