Coi Collection: Vol 4 - Stop! Look! Listen!

Synopsis
STOP! LOOK! LISTEN is the fourth volume released in the BFI’s series of films made by the Central Office of Information. It includes films looking at health, welfare and safety messages for the public made between 1949 and 2006..
Cautionary tales, motherly advice, celebrity appearances and shock tactics have all been utilised by the COI over the years to prevent us from being: killed on the road; burnt to death; abducted by strangers; crushed by tractors; drowned at sea and more. This DVD contains both longer form films and a selection of well-known short public information films and commercials. For today’s viewers, they offer a fascinating prism by which to survey changing government health & safety concerns and priorities across decades.

Highlights include: MIND HOW YOU GO (1973), with green cross code advice courtesy of
Valerie Singleton; DRIVE CAREFULLY DARLING (1975), starring Frank Bough and a stellar cast of
'numskulls’; APACHES (1977), massacre on the farm from John MacKenzie, the director of
THE LONG GOOD FRIDAY; BETCHER! (1971), in which a young Keith Chegwin takes on a cycling
challenge; NEVER GO WITH STRANGERS (1971), sinister stranger danger advice for children and
TWENTY TIMES MORE LIKELY(1979), where Gillian Taylforth’s first love ends tragically.

Complete title listing:
Disc One
Thirty Miles An Hour (1949)
A Moment’s Reflection (1968)
Highway Code - Woodenhead (1949)
Too Close For Comfort (1971)
Ending It All (c1970)
Mind How You Go (1973)
Sewing Machine (1973)
Drive Carefully Darling (1975)
Accident in Park Road (1988)
Look Out For Trouble (c1980)
Joe & Petunia - Coastguard (2006 version) (2006)
No Short Cut (1964)
Betcher! (1971)
Magpies - House (1984)
Bonus on Disc 1:
I Stopped, I Looked and I Listened (1975)

Disc 2
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)
Drink Drive Eyes (1992)


DVD extras: I StTOPPED, I LOOKED, I LISTENED (John Krish, 1975), 16 mins. A trip down memory
lane and some road safety advice for the older pedestrian; Booklet with introductory essay and contextualising notes on each film
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2010
Notes
Many of the films are available free online viewing via the National Archives’ website http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/films/
Subjects
Health & safety; History; Social welfare
Keywords
archive films; social history; social issues; public information films; health and safety issues

Online availability

URI
http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/films/
Price
free
Delivery
Streamed

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£19.99
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
237 minutes
Year
2010

Production Company

Name

Central Office of Information

Distributor

Name

BFI Video

Email
video.films@bfi.org.uk
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Phone
020 7957 8957
Fax
020 7957 8968
Address
21 Stephen Street
London
W1T 1LN
Name

National Archives

Web
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