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Land of the Giants, Kurt Kasznar , Alexander B. Fitzhugh, Irwin Allen

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In The Guardian, Alexis Petridis penned a fantastic reflection on the UK’s scary public information films of the 1960s to 1980s. For more than 60 years, the government’s Central Office of Information (COI) created FUD-fostering films about talking to strangers, playing with matches, sticking things in electric outlets, rabies, slippery floors, etc. The COI was shut down last week due to funding cuts.

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Public information adverts - Joe & Petunia ( Coastguard info ad) Joe sees a man drowning but Petunia only has eyes for the Lifeguard. Loved these films, classy and they did what they were supposed to.

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BBC British TV 1959-80 - Harry Worth. Harry did this at the beginning of every show and when I was a kid it facinated me. I used to try to do it whenever the opportunity presented itself.

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'Unknown' entries on Home Office list of suffragettes arrested 1906-1914 (catalogue reference HO 45/24665)

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