COI Collection Vol 6: Worth the Risk?
Health, safety and welfare messages are at the heart of the sixth volume in the COI Collection. Crossing the road; sensible drinking; playing with matches; the welfare state; combating terrorism; decrimalisation; crime prevention; surviving nuclear attack... And much, much more, are all tackled here with the usual mix of horror, humour, shock tactics and gentle persuasion. Highlights include: Skateboard Safety (1978), the pioneering animation Charley's March of Time (1948), Say No to Strangers (1981) starring Timothy Spall, and the unnerving Cold War era film Hole in the Ground (1962) in which warning and defence measures against nuclear attack are depicted.
- Furry Folk on Holiday (1967): Tufty and his friends take a trip to the seaside, luckily Policeman Badger is on hand to save the day.
- Play Safe (1979): in this long form version of the classic COI public information films, Bernard Cribbens and Brian Wilde warn against the dangers of playing near electricity.
- Fully illustrated booklet with new essays, biographies and notes on the soundtrack