Public information films from my youth, I’ll let you guess which ones made me laugh, cry and shiver!
Dark and Lonely Water, oh yes I was scared!
That was Jimmy Savillile in his typical misogynistic mood. “It’s going to happen to a lot of you ladies ………… for some of you, the face you start out with in the morning, won’t the face you end up with by the evening.”
In a related Timelord vein, not an information film but an advert, I made my parents buy me “real” not store brand cereal for weeks so I could collect these.
This next one, I actually did this on a smaller scale, its a whole other post, my bedroom curtains were totally ruined….
One I remember very well and now see that its got added value as it stars the abusive (he’s acting) brother of that awful woman off Emmerdale.
Finally, I can’t finish this without mentioning Tufty.
Did you see his mum? She was so worried when willy the weasel got knocked down, she only went to look at him through the ice-cream van window. I suppose that back then it was difficult to change the camera angle!
Sadly, I couldn’t find any footage of the kids chasing the pigeons in the opening titles of the films made by the Childrens Film Foundation.
What are your memories of information films?