Great British Film (2014)

In 2014, Royal Mail launched the Great British Film Special Stamp issue to celebrate six key British movies produced since the Second World War. Accompanying the set was a four-stamp Miniature Sheet focusing on the work of the GPO Film Unit, which produced ground-breaking documentaries, animations and information films for the General Post Office in the 1930s and 1940s.

Royal Mail consulted film experts, public polls and the British Film Institute to arrive at key films from the 1940s to the 2000s.

The films that featured on the stamps were: A Matter of Life and Death (1946) ; Lawrence of Arabia (1962); 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968); Chariots of Fire (1981); Secrets & Lies (1996) and Bend It Like Beckham (2002).

The films that featured on the Miniature Sheet were: Night Mail (1936); A Colour Box (1935); Love on the Wing (1938); Spare Time (1939).

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