By Calvin at 14:08 GMT, 9 years ago
Fancy a trip down memory lane? I thought it might be fun to link to a few of the old government Public Information Films (PIFs) about crime and safety.
According to Wikipedia PIFs were supplied to broadcasters free of charge for them to use whenever they wished. Their usefulness as a cost-free means to fill the gaps in fixed-duration commercial breaks left by unsold advertising airtime led to their being used regularly and extensively in the 60s, 70s and much of the 80s, and consequently, within both the government’s Central Office of Information and broadcasting companies they were typically known as "fillers". They are still being produced, although the vastly reduced need for broadcasters to turn to third-party filler material to deal with unused airtime during breaks or junctions means they are now only seen rarely.
Car crime – Together we’ll crack it (1992) (From the National Archives)
Credit card fraud