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Public Information

Discussion in 'Personal' started by captain scarlet, Dec 7, 2017.

  1. captain scarlet

    captain scarlet Established commenter

    Whatever happened to good old Public Information Films. [I do know they were discontinued] but lets face it.
    Some people are just plain stupid, and should not be let out alone

    They really do need to put them back on tele.

    The amount of people who zoomoff their drives into the road with the speed of a formula 1 racing car!
    Reverse on drive off!

    Dip your headlights DON'T DAZZLE

    Driving along, suddenly car in front screeches to halt, smoke pouring out from tyre skid,
    2 flasheds on indicator, then turns right or left.
    Whatever happened to miror signal manouver?

    Maybe start a campaign.
    Can we get to required viewers to name on a petition, 50000 I thnk needed.

    Which do you think we need back, or even grounds for new ones
    HelenREMfan likes this.
  2. needabreak

    needabreak Star commenter

    I found this one quite disturbing at the time.


    This wasn't much better...

  3. needabreak

    needabreak Star commenter

    Doubt there would be any money to make them.
  4. knitone

    knitone Lead commenter

  5. knitone

    knitone Lead commenter

  6. Duke of York

    Duke of York Star commenter

    They were supplied to broadcasters free of charge to be used whenever they wished to fill slots that lacked advertising revenue.
  7. Bedlam3

    Bedlam3 Star commenter

    Does anyone remember the one warning kids not to play near water? It featured a child reaching out with a stick to get a cloak that was floating on the water and at the end a sinister voice said "I'll be back, back, back, back..." It used to terrify me.
    HelenREMfan and needabreak like this.
  8. knitone

    knitone Lead commenter

  9. needabreak

    needabreak Star commenter

    That's good. The actors and producers wouldn't require payment then.

    We could have "How to behave when using public services", "How to help your child in school when you were a non attender yourself",. "The real cost of pets", "How to drive without also using a new fangled communication device", "How to be a decent citizen"... that would be a long one! "How not to be a complete and utter ****** with a microwave and polyfiller", "How not to abuse the use of police, fire and ambulance services"... the list is endless, we could replace a whole channels viewing with them.
  10. needabreak

    needabreak Star commenter

  11. frangipani123

    frangipani123 Lead commenter

    Australian campaigns don't pull any punches.

    magic surf bus likes this.
  12. Spiritwalkerness

    Spiritwalkerness Star commenter

    I wish they would show this one again

  13. needabreak

    needabreak Star commenter

    Indeed they don't. That was a really hard 5 in 21 second watch.
  14. HelenREMfan

    HelenREMfan Star commenter

    Oh @Spiritwalkerness I so agree. There is a box junction just before a swing bridge for a road leading to Morrisons (and precious little else) As I queue in the right hand lane waiting to be able to turn right I grow apoplectic at the first numpty car that on green just pulls forward a mere yard. There is the space to move about 3 car lengths forward to prepare to make the right turn which allows other cars to get the chance to make the turn. (I forgot to say that the road on the right is always clear so one is obeying the rules of the box junction)
  15. T34

    T34 Lead commenter

    They are a thing of the previous regime, which maintained the right to tell people who were acting stupidly and inconveniencing everyone else that they were acting stupidly and inconveniencing everybody else.

    The current regime does it slightly more subtly. Most of the BBC output is an attempt to change public behaviour, but not in the direction of being less inconvenient to the majority.
  16. calamansi

    calamansi Lead commenter

    Some are better than others. Clunk click with every trip was a good one.

    See it, say it, sorted is embarrassing.
  17. calamansi

    calamansi Lead commenter

    The disturbing ones are probably quite effective, in which case they're right to be disturbing, surely?
  18. calamansi

    calamansi Lead commenter

    Oh how I wish I'd gone into advertising rather than teaching!
    captain scarlet likes this.
  19. hs9981

    hs9981 Established commenter

    ^ I win. No better public information film than this.
    knitone and magic surf bus like this.
  20. Bedlam3

    Bedlam3 Star commenter

    That's the one! Thank you for posting. It's still brilliant. I also remember ths AIDS one in the 80s with the tombstones which made us all think we were going to catch it and die and wipe out the human race. "Don't die of ignorance" there was also matching leaflets which came through the letterbox to further I still fear of imminent death.

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