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Two Legs...Three Widows...And a near Miss

Vivid and alarming safety film shot at Teversal, Thoresby and Welbeck Collieries in Nottinghamshire.

Documentary 1977 20 mins Not rated


Fake blood alert! This film was intended as a fresh approach to accident awareness for coalminers, and it takes a melodramatic approach, which some viewers might find makes for an unintentional comedic effect. Not just a safety film, also a vivid social record, with a garish array of 1970s fashions in the opening wedding scene. Director Joan Duff was one a small number of women who had notable careers at the National Coal Board Film Unit.