Title ID 5482Collection ID713
TitlePanic Post
CollectionHaywards Heath Cine Society pt2
Genre/TypeAmateurCine/Video clubFictionDrama
ThemeCine Club Film-Making Working Life
KeywordsCars Central Government Domestic Gardens Food Houses Interiors Men Political Movements Service Industries Urban Areas Women
LocalHaywards Heath
RegionalWest Sussex
NationalEngland United Kingdom
ProductionHaywards Heath Cine & Video Society
CameraHaywards Heath Cine & Video Society
ProducerHaywards Heath Cine & Video Society
Cast(Senior Government Official) Maurice Puttock; (Wife) Peggy Rodgers
FormatColour Sound
Duration9 min.
Copyright & AccessCopyright restrictions apply, contact Screen Archive South East for details


This amateur colour film features a plot based on the Provisional IRA sending parcel bombs to government officials. A government official is at work while his wife receives a suspicious package at home.


This amateur colour film features a plot line on the Provisional IRA (Irish Republican paramilitary organisation) sending parcel bombs to government officials. The narrative opens with a government official making ready to go to work and hearing a news story on the radio. The man leaves for work, but whilst he is away his wife receives a package at their home address. Suspicious, she telephones the police for advice. The person on the phone advises her to immerse the parcel in a bucket of water in their garden. On return from work her husband takes a look at the package submerged in the bucket of water. As he takes it takes it out it explodes.

The film has opening and closing titles with dubbed sound effects and music throughout.


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