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Public Information Films of the 1970s

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Public Information Films of the 1970s

Known in the short form as PIFs, they were government-commissioned television commercials mainly, but not exclusively, aimed at children that had begun on television in the 1960s. But the 70s were most definitely their heyday, and you may even have found yourself recently quoting them without even realising it

Charley Says

Charley Says

Charley Says

The Seventies were truly the Golden Age of Public Information Films. In a poll organised by the BBC in 2006 to celebrate 60 years of the Central Office of Information, 40%, voted the Charley Says films the Nation's Favourite PIFs

That TV Year 1963

That TV Year - 1963

That TV Year 1963

In spite of all the major domestic news stories of 1963; The Great Train Robbery, The Profumo Affair, everything else was eclipsed by the world shattering events in Dallas Texas on 22nd November.

Ten Shows That Changed Television

Ten Shows That Changed Television

Ten Shows That Changed Television

John Winterson Richards chooses his own personal choice of ten classic television shows that had a major influence on our viewing habits and the type of programmes that followed them.

Mr and Mrs

1970s Daytime Television

Mr and Mrs

Andrew Cobby takes a humorous look at 1970s daytime TV: Crown Court, A Handful of Songs and Nancy Kominski - who wouldn't want to skip school for that?

Patrick McGoohan in The Prisoner

What Way Out for the Free Agent?

Patrick McGoohan in The Prisoner

A look at how episodes of 'Danger Man' influenced 'The Prisoner' "From its beginning to its end, there is a near-palpable, mythological aura surrounding this cult series."

The Callan File

The Callan File

The Callan File

We open the file on unwilling British government assassin David Callan.