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Tufty - Playing Near the Road

Tufty and friends - a road safety classic remastered!

Public Information Filler 1973 1 mins Silent


Our furry friends Tufty, Bobby Brown Rabbit, Harry Hare and especially risk-taking Willy Weasel learn a painful lesson. Taking a gentle but cautionary anthropomorphic approach, this famous public information campaign - commissioned by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents through the Central Office of Information - was aimed at younger viewers than the COI's more shocking efforts.

Tufty had been around in print for some twenty years before turning TV star. For BFI Player we’ve remastered the film, long available in poor quality, from original 35mm elements preserved by the BFI National Archive.