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After Dark

After Dark 1979


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After Dark 1979

14 mins United Kingdom Director. Mike Dodds

"The British are coming!" announced Colin Welland on winning the best screenplay Oscar for Chariots of Fire (1981). "And they have excellent advice on careful driving in hazardous night conditions", he could have added, based on his involvement in this road safety film made for the Central Office of Information. Careful Colin is our straight-talking guide against the hazardous Herberts who don't amend their driving style for dark and wet conditions, in the city or the countryside.

Though perhaps best remembered for his award-winning script, Colin Welland (1934-2015) was also a very familiar face on television through his role as PC David Graham in Z Cars, which ran from 1962 to 1978. Alongside his film screenwriting, he won a BAFTA for his performance in Ken Loach's Kes (1969).

Directed by

Mike Dodds


Bill Harding

Mark Cottam

Colin Welland


Documentary Public Information Filler


Road safety


Public Information Films




United Kingdom



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