1930s


How to Fit a Gas Mask

1939 informational film explaining how to fit a gas mask during WW2.

1940s


Cycling Proficiency

In 1949, long before the national scheme was launched in 1958, youngsters where being taught the safety of cycling.


Playing With Fire

This public information film tells the shocking reality of the dangers children face if left unsafe round fire. Produced in 1947

1960s


Think It Over

Film from 1961 warning of pressure selling from door to door salesmen.


The Sneak Thief

Public information film from 1961 warning of the dangers of the sneak thief.


Redditch - New Town Development

Midlands news story looking at the publics view of the proposal to greatly enlarge what had been a small industrial town. Broadcast on Wednesday 20th February 1963


Smoking and You

Public information film from 1963 aimed at teaching younger people and children the dangers of smoking.


Would You Wear A Miniskirt?

Short news feature talking to people about their views on the miniskirt. Produced in 1966


BBC Television Training Film: Videotape Editing

BBC TV training film from 1967 explaining video editing.


Stevenage At 21

After the Second World War, the Abercrombie Plan called for the establishment of a ring of new towns around London. Stevenage was designated the first on 1 August 1946. This short news feature was produced by Anglia Television and features two young men who moved to the new town as children.


The First Chinese Shop in Plymouth

Produced in 1968 this informational film was part of a news broadcast.


Keep it to Yourself

Public information film about litter. Produced in 1968.


A Testing Job

A Central Office of Information film about what it was like to take a driving test in 1968.


Travelling Sixties

An informational film looking at at group of senior citizens who travel to the Isle of Wight.

Produced in 1968.


The New Fifty Pence Piece

Getting ready for the launch of the new decimal currency in 1971 new coins where launched from 1968.

The first coins to be released were the five and ten pence pieces. This news report is from October 1969 and the launch of the new fifty pence piece, which replaced the ten shilling note.

1970s


Supermarket Decimal Training Film

Produced in 1970 for Tesco this informational film was to help staff with 'Decimal Day' (D-Day) which took place on Monday 15th February 1971.


Granny Gets The Point

A short information film produced to get Britain ready for decimalisation in February 1971. Produced in 1970 and released in 1971


G6AFV/T - The Amateur Television Station

Arthur Bevington from Warley broadcasts his own television station from his spare room. First broadcast in 1972 in a news broadcast.


This is An Emergency

Public information film produced in 1972 informing you of the role of A&E.


Broken Glass

Public information film produced in 1973 warning of the risks of leaving broken glass on the beach.


Charley Says - Falling in the Water

Public information film from 1973 featuring Kenny Everett as the voice of Charley.


Charley Says - In The Kitchen

Public information film from 1973 featuring Kenny Everett as the voice of Charley.

 


Charley Says - Matches

Public information film from 1973 featuring Kenny Everett as the voice of Charley.


Charley Says - Mummy Should Know

Public information film from 1973 featuring Kenny Everett as the voice of Charley.


Charley Says - Tea Party

Public information film from 1973 featuring Kenny Everett as the voice of Charley.


Charley Says - Strangers

Public information film from 1973 featuring Kenny Everett as the voice of Charley.


The Key To Britain

A British Transport Film looking at the trade prospects available for the UK, ready for their entry into the European community in 1973.


Anything Can Happen

Police Recruitment Film From 1973.


Keep Matches Away From Children

Very hard hitting public information film showing the dangers caused by matches if not properly put out the reach of children.

Produced in 1974 by John Krish.


Fireworks: Eyes

Public information film from 1974 warning of the dangers of fireworks.


The Talking Car

A police campaign using a car that warns an unsuspecting public about car crime. Originally broadcast in 1975 in a news broadcast


Ullesthorpe Mobile Shop

This informational film follows mobile shop owner Donald Sansome during his rounds in Ullesthorpe. Produced in 1975.


Tesco Discontinue Green Shield Stamps

Part of a news report broadcast on 01/07/1977.


Whittern & Sons Traditional Grocers Shop

This 1977 informational film produced by ATV for a news feature looks at the shop and it's traditional service. Allan Whittern Senior opened the shop in 1932 after buying it from the White brothers and he remained in the shop until his death in 1982. His son carried the shop on until it closed on the 31st December 1991.


Play Safe: Frisbee

Public Information Film produced in 1978 warning of the dangers of electricity substations. 

After Dark

Colin Welland looks at the dangers of night-time driving. Produced in 1979

1980s


The Balloon

Very creepy 1981 road safety film, where burst balloons are more important than two children being hit by cars.


Hamstall Ridware Village Shop

The village shop in Hamstall Ridware faces possible closer in this news report from 1982.

1990s


Welcome To Network SouthEast

A British Rail information video about Network SouthEast in 1991.It explains how the network had been upgraded and future work which was planned.