From Doodlebugs To Diy

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Four programmes in which Francis Wheen immerses himself in 50 years of well-meaning attempts by the Central Office of Information to tell the British public how to behave.

1: As the bombs dropped, as rationing was introduced and the Fascist menace spread, the message was simple: We Can Take It!.

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In four programmes Francis Wheen immerses himself in 50 years of well-meaning attempts by the Central Office of Information to tell the British public how to behave.

2: As the colonies gained independence and British citizens came to work and study here, the COI needed to remind them that Britain still had much to offer.

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In four programmes, Francis Wheen immerses himself in 50 years of well-meaning attempts by the Central Office of Information to inform the public about Britain and things British.

3: A look at attempts to find people to serve the country, from the armed forces to nursing.

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Francis Wheen concludes the series about the role of the Central Office of Information.

4: How the COI tries to look after us with warnings about everything from road safety to Aids.