COI Collection Vol 4: Stop! Look! Listen! DVD


The Central Office of Information (COI) was established in 1946 and has produced thousands of films that reflect the changing face of a nation and world in flux. The fourth Volume of the BFI's COI collection explores the government department's Health safety and welfare films. Utilising some of the finest talents in British documentary film making titles such as Thirty Miles an Hour (1946) Lonely Water (1973) Apaches (1977) Drive Carefully Darling (1975) are amongst the most inventive and fondly remembered titles in the COI's distinguished oeuvre. Stop! Look! Listen!... makes available on DVD for the first time some classic longer form films along with a selection short public information films and commercials. But please...don't have nightmares! [show more]

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13 November 2012
BFI Video 
238 minutes 
Box set, Dolby, HiFi Sound, PAL 
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A collection of short information films made by the Central Office of Information (COI) throughout the latter half of the 20th century. This fourth volume in the series focuses on health, safety and welfare. Films included are: 'Thirty Miles an Hour' (1949), 'A Moment's Reflection' (1968), 'Highway Code - Woodenhead' (1949), 'Too Close for Comfort' (1971), 'Ending It All' (1970), 'Mind How You Go' (1973), 'Sewing Machine' (1973), 'Drive Carefully Darling' (1975), 'Accident in Park Road' (1988), 'Look Out for Trouble' (1980), 'Joe and Petunia - Coastguard' (2006), 'No Short Cut' (1964), 'Betcher!' (1971), 'Magpies - House' (1984), 'I Stopped, I Looked and I Listened' (1975), '20 Times More Likely' (1979), 'A Game of Chance' (1961), 'Apaches' (1977), 'Lonely Water' (1973), 'Building Sites Bite' (1978), 'Never Go With Strangers' (1971), 'Absent Parents' (1982), 'Searching' (1974), 'Every Five Minutes' (1951), 'Fire Routine' (1979), 'Andy Lights the Fire' (1980) and 'Drink Drive Eyes' (1992).