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Stupid Git, John Altman


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Duration 30sec
Release Date 1982
Sponsor Central Office of Information for Department of Transport
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Think before you drink before you drive.

This film features a youthful John Altman. Altman went on to earn fame as “Nasty” Nick Cotton in the BBC soap opera East Enders. The film was part of a Christmas campaign to curb drink-driving, especially amongst younger drivers.

The message was that one or two drinks could sufficiently impair a driver’s ability and that could lead to a fatal road accident. The language and tone of the film are self-consciously street-wise to appeal to a younger audience.


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