F* F* Production Films

VENTNOR BOTANIC GARDEN

Filmed at the turn of the Millenium, the film features a small group of dedicated gardeners and the then Curator Simon Goodenough, nurturing and developing contrasting plantings from all over the world. The vegetation was lush and green and colourful then, as it continues to be, in its almost tropical setting on this sunny south coast of the tiny Isle of Wight. In air warmed by the gulf stream, Ventnor’s beautiful Botanic Garden shows off the heady scents, contrasts and dazzling colours of its wide variety of flora. An enchanting souvenir of one of England’s finest gardens.

Written and Directed by Felicity Fair Thompson
Director of Photography and Editor Davis Banks 

Running time 27 mins Cert E
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THE ISLE OF WIGHT – A CLOSER LOOK

Archive film of the beautiful Isle of Wight – it’s hard to see everything when you visit – now you can travel back across the years and see the Island’s unchanging beauty.  Maybe you watched sailing at Cowes, collected coloured sands at Alum Bay, visited Queen Victoria’s Osborne House, and walked the ramparts of Carisbrooke Castle? Did you go to Blackgang Chine, and Calbourne Mill, see Sandown Zoo, or run barefoot on the beautiful sandy beaches? There are so many Island sights to enjoy. And Take a Closer Look follows the seasons, and treasured hidden paths to less well known places, and uncovers the Island’s fascinating past.

Written and Directed by Felicity Fair Thompson
Director of Photography and Editor David Banks

Running time 54 mins Cert E
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CARISBROOKE CASTLE – 1000 YEARS OF BRITISH HISTORY

Carisbrooke Castle on the Isle of Wight has seen invasions and battles, defended the nation, been a prison to a king, and home to the rich and Royal. The Queen of the Wight, French invasions, Peter and his well aimed arrow, the imprisonment of King Charles I, the love story of Queen Victoria’s youngest daughter…
British history brought to life with presenter Colin Carmichael in a warm-hearted and humorous style that will surprise, inform and fascinate you.

Written and Directed by Felicity Fair Thompson
Director of Phototography and Editor David Banks

Shown on SKY TV
Running Time 58 mins Cert E
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A FEATHER FOR THE CROWN: The Annual Swan Upping Voyage

In an ancient and colourful annual Royal Pageant on the River Thames dating back to the Tudor Kings of England, the Thames swans and their cygnets are caught and counted for the Crown. This beautiful souvenir of England features these magnificent water birds, the lush shires of the Thames , the locks and weirs, and how the environement is preserved and maintained.  Narrated by Michael Sheard.
Made with the kind co-operation of Buckingham Palace Press Office, the Queen’s Swan Marker, the Worshipful Companies of Dyers and Vintners, the Watermans Company, the Swan Sanctuary, the Guildhall Library, and others who work on and love the River Thames and its swans.

Written and Directed by Felicity Fair Thompson
Director of Photography and Editor David Banks

Running Time 27 mins cert E
DVD Price £8.00
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THE LITTLE PADDLE STEAMER AND THE GREAT WHITE WHALE

A celebration of Steam – PS Waverly bids farewell to the cruise liner Canberra.
In 1997 SS CANBERRA set out on her final cruise out of Southampton. The feisty little paddle steamer WAVERLEY was there to give a full steam ahead salute to the old liner, nicknamed the Great White Whale, and wish her God Speed. On board PS WAVERLEY and sailing up Southampton Water, we pass and salute the QE2, and we tour the little paddle steamer’s engine room and Bridge and meet the dedicated crew who keep this last sea-going paddle steamer in the world on course. This film is must for steam enthusiasts!

Written and Directed by Felicity Fair Thompson
Editor David Banks
Production Vectis Television

Running Time 27 mins Cert E
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