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The Backyard Front

Ever wondered how to make a compost heap? If so, you'd do well to ignore the advice of this comedy duo

Public Information Filler 1940 16 mins


Actor and comedian Claude Dampier and gardening expert and broadcaster Cecil H Middleton are deployed by the Ministry of Agriculture to promote the 'Dig for Victory' campaign. Hopefully contemporary viewers ignored Dampier's misleading advice to chuck broken crockery and saucepans on the compost and just appreciated this public information film for what it is - a rollicking wartime comedy sketch.