Scary public information films of the UK


13 Responses to “Scary public information films of the UK”

  1. A compendium:

  2. Navin_Johnson says:

    Reminds me of the fabulous “Shake Hands with Danger” film.

  3. bingowings85 says:

    How stranger danger changed the way children play
    Increased traffic was also to blame.

  4. millie fink says:

    So THAT’S where Ahnuld got his tag line!

  5. sickkid1972 says:


    Heh heh! Brings back fond childhood memories…

  6. Ralidius says:

    Archived under W. For W.T.F. .

  7. Robert Dewar says:

    Hold me! I’m a’ scared…

  8. Lefty 68 says:

    I went to England in the late 80s when I was in college and still remember seeing the  “death beyond description” rabies ad.

    • dnebdal says:

      Admittedly, death by rabies seems rather nasty. Add in how the untreated survival rate is effectively zero, and if you start showing symptoms, it’s too late for the vaccine and your only chance is an experimental protocol that has worked once, and it’s one of those things I’d rather be slightly paranoid about.

      edit: Apparently, there have been a few more survivors – it seems to have something like a 10% survival rate.

  9. angstrom says:

    I remember the embedded clip well,  it didn’t dissuade me from playing around the dark and lonely waters near my house … it just gave them an added frisson of spooky danger!    Thanks Donald Pleasence!

  10. egriff5514 says:

    There actually was some sort of rabies outbreak in around 1969 in Camberley, Surrey where I went to school… local wildlife was shot and dogs quarantined/muzzled. So it seemed perfectly reasonable to me!

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