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  • World War One begins.

  • Women's Munition Work is released.

  • World War One ends.

  • Lord John Reith becomes general manager of the BBC.

    Lord John Reith becomes general manager of the BBC.
  • Lord John Reith becomes the Director-General of the BBC.

  • How to Fit a Gas Mask is released.

  • World War Two begins.

  • Yesterday is Over Your Shoulder is released.

  • War Rationing Milk is released.

  • Help Scotland's Harvest is released.

  • The Photographs are Watching is released.

  • Coughs and Sneezes released.

    Famous Richard Massingham PIF about stopping the spread of disease.
  • Labour Party wins first election since 1935.

    Clement Attlee becomes Prime Minister
  • World War Two ends.

  • The Central Office of Information is formed.

  • The Start of the Cold War

    There is no agreed start to the Cold War, but most link it to the announcement of the Truman Doctrine.
  • Charley in New Town is released

    Charley in New Town is released
    A film which was made as part of Clement Attlee's push for new housing.
  • ITV is launched.

  • BBC 2 goes on air for the first time.

  • Joe and Petunia - Coastguard is released.

    Joe and Petunia - Coastguard is released.
  • Job For Young Girls released.

    Made to help young girls think about their future before they leave school. Encourages them to get a career instead of short term 'unskilled' work.
  • Teenagers Learn to Swim is released.

    Teenagers Learn to Swim is released.
  • Six Charley Says films are made.

  • The Spirit of Dark and Lonely Water is released.

  • Firework: Eyes is released.

    Firework: Eyes is released.
  • Rabies Advice released.

    Rabies Advice released.
    A chilling but straightforward PIF about the dangers of rabies, and what to do whilst bitten abroad.
  • The End of the Cold War/The Dissolution of the Soviet Union