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Birds and the Bees, The

Alternative title
Joy of Sex Education, The
Synopsis
From the impenetrably euphemistic to the breathtakingly explicit, this intriguing anthology of 16 films takes us through 60 years of sex education in Britain from the 1910s to the 1970s. All ‘unmentionable matters’ pertaining to sex are dealt with, from the WWI warning to soldiers about the dangers of cavorting with loose women in London’s West End (Whatsoever a Man Soweth, 1917), to puberty pep-talks for girls on how to avoid pregnancy in Don’t Be Like Brenda (1973).

NB This is a re-issue of the material previously issued on videocassette under the title THE JOY OF SEX EDUCATION.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2011
Subjects
Social Studies; Health Education; History; Media studies; Medical sciences
Keywords
archive films; health education; sex education; social history; public information films

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£19.99
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
338 minutes
Year
2011

Distributor

Name

BFI Video

Email
video.films@bfi.org.uk
Web
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Phone
020 7957 8957
Fax
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Address
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