COI Collection Vol 6: Worth the Risk? DVD


Health, safety and welfare messages are at the heart of the sixth volume in the COI Collection. Crossing the road; sensible drinking; playing with matches; the welfare state; combating terrorism; decrimalisation; crime prevention; surviving nuclear attack...and much, much more, are all tackled here with the usual mix of horror, humour, shock tactics and gentle persuasion. Highlights include: Skateboard Safety (1978), the pioneering animation Charley's March of Time (1948), Say No to Strangers (1981) starring Timothy Spall, and the unnerving Cold War era film Hole in... the Ground (1962) in which warning and defence measures against nuclear attack are depicted. [show more]

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07 November 2011
BFI VIdeo 
215 minutes 
Dolby, PAL 
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A collection of short information films made by the Central Office of Information (COI) during the 20th century. This volume focuses on the health, safety and welfare of the British people and covers topics such as drinking, the welfare state, terrorism and crime. Among the featured films are: 'Skateboard Safety' (1978), 'Charley's March of Time' (1948), 'Say No to Strangers' (1981) and 'Hole in the Ground' (1962).