So far this series of films made for the COI has been pretty good; some releases occasionally less than stellar but watchable. This is the first I genuinely didn't like and found pretty weak from beginning to end. Many of the post-war films are just too long and too dull - they're not particularly interesting either historically or cinematically. It's just an educated guess but I think many were made to shown to specific audiences when the COI had mobile cinema units after the war [...]. Some do stand out like Charley Junior's School Days but this has already been available on the Internet for years [...].
All in all disappointing as the BFI have released some truly outstanding historical documentaries like Tales from the Shipyard and Land of Promise and this just doesn't match up. Admittedly many COI films are not just "fillers" as brilliantly put together in Charley Says... but the largely instructional films in this collection are just not that interesting for the general viewer are probably of more interest to those studying post-war childcare.
Not as interesting as the previous editions in this series. This one would, in my opinion, mainly appeal to women dealing with the subjects of birth and raising children. OK to watch, but probably only once.