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Peach And Hammer


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Duration 30sec
Release Date 1976
Sponsor Central Office of Information for Department of the Environment
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“You can’t argue with a car…” This film, like so many before and since, was commissioned to highlight the dangers of crossing a road.

Far more hard-hitting and less slapstick than Richard Massingham’s 1948 ‘Pedestrian Crossing’ trailer, the ‘Peach and Hammer’ still echoes the key message to ‘stop, look and listen’.

Released in 1976, the same year as the ‘Green Cross Code Man’ (the superhero character created to personify road safety messages for children) this film appears to target adults.


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