The Signalman

The only violin maker in Cornwall in the early twentieth century, and winner of numerous awards for his craftsmanship, Albert Coad is remembered by only a few – those who knew him personally, and those who treasure and play his beautiful instruments. An oral history documentary, The Signalman unearths the story of Albert, preventing him from being lost completely from local history.

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Monday 10 February 2020, 19:30, BBC One: Inside Out South West

Festival screenings:

7 April 2019: Newlyn Film Festival, Penzance.

9 May 2019: British Documentary Film Festival, London. *WINNER: Best Student Film

23 June 2019: Cardiff Mini Film Festival, Cardiff.

28 May 2020: Carmarthen Bay Film Festival, Llanelli.