Sunday, 31 October 2010

Look, Signal, Manoeuvre

I can't believe I've not seen this before. It's one of those hugely patronising public information films and probably had the opposite effect of the one intended by its makers in 1965. Come on, we'd be the one on the Triumph Tiger Cub hammering round the woods, surely? A great bit of social history - the newsagent's is straight from my youth. Click full screen and select a higher definition - the quality is pretty good. Anybody else spot goody-goody Tom's blunder at about 5m 30s? MP

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Grannie waiting at the zebra ? Naughty naughty. Stu

Diplomate said...

I think Tom was quite correct not to stop - I'm sure she was dithering ...

Also - well done Tom - you should always visit your friends in hospital, it's a motorcycling thing.

Chris said...

loving the repeated motif of the timeclock and zoom in on the dreaded 'works keeper'.

OUTTACONTROLLA said...

If you really wanna feel patronised - watch BSB on sky and see the "road safety" bullshit campain telling us we do it to ourselves (nothing to do with cars pulling out or diesel on the roads )F**** off .
Rant over .
~59.

kawa said...

so little traffic, was it really like that back then...and that standard BBC voice over tone.. good laugh, only missing some of the old Carry On team

Alastair said...

Toms mate looks like he's having more fun (i bet he gets more ladies as well).

Also whats with the L-plates taped over the headlight.

#44 said...

Nearly knocked me granny over in Rayners lane. Nothing wrong with tommys mate. just a bit shy on observation. And as you see he was first at the hospital. (that was were they were going right?)