• Short Summary

    Terry Thomas urges people to switch off their electricity during peak hours to save power.

  • Description

    Ministry of Information public information trailer - Cut Your Electricity Consumption.

    Location unknown.

    MS entrance to fortune teller's tent with signs "The Great Magician" and "Look Into The Future 2/6. CU fortune teller with crystal ball and woman facing each other across the table. Fortune teller (Terry Thomas) describes, in fake foreign accent, cheerless room with candles and a wood fire to woman who gets up and protests that she has electric light and heating. CU fortune teller tells her he sees the future and her electricity supply will be cut off because of excessive national consumption at peak hours. CU woman's face, looking shocked as she sits down again. Fortune teller turns to camera and asks (in Terry Thomas's exaggerated upper-class accent) people to switch off. Title "Please switch off that fire Monday to Friday 8 - 9.30 am and 4 - 5.50 pm

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2921.05
    Media URN:
    84308
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    25/11/1948
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:04:25:00 / 01:05:25:00
    Canister:
    48/95 (TRAILERS)

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