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Anti-smoking Campaign (Wales): Janice
Straight-talking anti-smoking promo, which introduces us to Janice, a 51-year-old woman who uses a ventilator to breathe.
2003 1 mins
This unfussy anti-smoking advert opts for the human touch - intrducing Janice, a 51-year-old woman who can now only breathe with the help of a ventilator; obviously caused by smoking. Unusually, the film derives its strength from an absence rather than the presence of shocking images - the pregnant pauses between Janice's words as she struggles for breath are conspicuously counter to the usual fast-talking rhythms of advertising.
- United Kingdom
NHS on Film
Government sponsored film 1952 27 mins Location: Wadhurst
Never a dull moment for a rural district nurse in the early days of the NHS.
The District Nurse
Government sponsored film 1942 12 mins
An indefatigable district nurse crisscrosses her rural patch to tend to the sick at home and on the farm.
Blood Donor : Glenda and Ernie
Public Information Filler 1981 3 mins
Glenda Jackson makes a song and a dance about giving blood – in a wise-cracking double act with Ernie Wise.
Health at the Centre
Documentary 1974 8 mins Location: Walton-on-Thames
The latest developments in healthcare on show at Walton-on-Thames community health centre
1947 22 mins Location: Peckham
St Mary's Road in Peckham, London, is the location for a bold social experiment.
Dr Marc Slee
Cinemagazine 1968 14 mins Location: Witney
Behind the scenes at the new Witney Health Centre where GPs, midwives, district nurses and social workers work efficiently under one roof.
1974 5 mins
Reporter Michèle Brown visits London's Western Hospital, where a computer is on the medical staff to help doctors with routine doctor\patient consultations.
Anti-smoking Campaign: Artery - Clogged
Public Information Filler 2003 1 mins
One of the most gruesomely memorable of all British anti-smoking promos depicts fat oozing out of nonchalant smokers' cigarettes.
1968 21 mins
The social and political revolutions of 1968 seem a long way from the musings of a moderate Tory on the NHS and government .
Smoking and Health - Woman
1968 1 mins
A well-to-do woman is unable to answer her child’s cries due to a coughing fit, in this exaggerated anti-smoking advert.
Wanted for Life
Documentary 1951 8 mins
A child's life is save through a blood transfusion and this incident demonstrate s the need for blood donors.
1968 13 mins
The President of the Pharmaceutical Society discusses the controversy around re-introduced NHS prescription charges.