The Archive Hour
"The Terrible Truth"
Saturday 10 May 2008 20:00-21:00 (Radio 4 FM)
"Tom Robinson takes a nostalgic look back at the public service educational publications of the 1950s, 60s and 70s.Record companies and health educators issued a steady stream of documentary albums, radio programmes and films to educate parents and warn the young about the perils of drugs, alcohol and even the opposite sex. Some were broadcast on TV, others sold in record stores, shown in the cinema or projected to giggling children in school assembly.
Tom reflects that while the tone and style may have changed, the messages are still relevant and contemporary."
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