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COI Collection Volume 6: Worth the Risk (2 disc DVD set)
Complimenting the safety messages in COI Volume 4: Stop! Look! Listen!, this volume of COI films examines the issue of risk in our everyday lives. Here, we get advice on crossing the road, the Welfare State, the dangers of drinking and of playing with matches, the complexities of decimalisation, surviving nuclear attack... and much much more. All peppered with the COIs characteristic mix of horror, humour and gentle persuasion.
Highlights include: Skateboard Safety (1978), play safe,'you mad skateboard dogs'; Charley's March of Time (1948), pioneering animation explains the workings of the new Welfare State; Green Cross Code (1973), David Prowse is on hand to admonish and advise; Hole in the Ground (1962), an unnerving civil defence film from the Cold War era; Say No to Strangers (1981), Bernard Hill, Brenda Blethyn and Timothy Spall star in this creepy and uncompromising film; Laughing Matter (late 1970s), Robbie Coltrane's stand-up routine isn't funny; Passing Places (1973), a bluegrass style road safety song from a young Bill Paterson.
UK | 1946 2000 | black & white, and colour | English, optional hard-of-hearing subtitles | 215 minutes | DVD9 x 2 | Original aspect ratio 1.33:1 | Region 0 PAL DVD