From Doodlebugs To Diy

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200A0120000320

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!.

200A0220000327

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.

200A0320000403

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.

200A0420000410

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.