Cut to a wide-angle shot of hedgerows, fields and trees.
Voice Over: In this picture there are forty people. None
of them can be seen. In this film we hope to show you how not to be
(Caption on screen: 'HM GOVERNMENT, PUBLIC SERVICE FILM NO. 42
PARA 6. "HOW NOT TO BE SEEN"')
Voice Over: In this film we hope to show how not to be
seen. This is Mr. E.R. Bradshaw of Napier Court, Black Lion Road
London SE5. He can not be seen. Now I am going to ask him to stand
up. Mr. Bradshaw will you stand up please
In the distance Mr. Bradshaw stands up. There is a loud
gunshot as Mr. Bradshaw is shot in the stomach. He crumples to the
Voice Over: This demonstrates the value of not being seen.
Cut to another location - an empty area of scrubland
Voice Over: In this picture we cannot see Mrs. B.J. Smegma
of 13, The Cresent, Belmont. Mrs. Smegma will you stand up please.
To the right of the area Mrs. Smegma stands up. A gunshot
rings out, and Mrs. Smegma leaps into the air, and falls to the
ground dead. Cut to another area, however this time there is a bush
in the middle
Voice Over: This is Mr. Nesbitt of Harlow New Town. Mr.
Nesbit would you stand up please. (after a pause - nothing
happens) Mr. Nesbitt has learnt the value of not being seen.
However he has chosen a very obvious piece of cover.
The bush explodes and you hear a muffled scream. Cut to
another scene with three bushes
Voice Over: Mr. E.V. Lambert of Homeleigh, The Burrows,
Oswestly, has presented us with a poser. We do not know which bush
he is behind, but we can soon find out. (the left-hand bush
explodes, then the right-hand bush explodes, and then the middle
bush explodes. There is a muffled scream as Mr. Lambert is blown up)
Yes it was the middle one.
Cut to a shot of a farmland area with a water butt, a wall, a
pile of leaves, a bushy tree, a parked car, and lots of bushes in
Voice Over: Mr. Ken Andrews, of Leighton Road, Slough has
concealed himself extremely well. He could be almost anywhere. He
could be behind the wall, inside the water barrel, beneath a pile of
leaves, up in the tree, squatting down behind the car, concealed in
a hollow, or crouched behind any one of a hundred bushes. However we
happen to know he's in the water barrel.
The water barrel just blows up in a huge explosion. Cut to a
panning shot from the beach huts to beach across the sea
Voice Over: Mr. and Mrs. Watson of Ivy Cottage, Worplesdon
Road, Hull, chose a very cunning way of not being seen. When we
called at their house, we found that they had gone away on two weeks
holiday. They had not left any forwarding address, and they had
bolted and barred the house to prevent us from getting in. However a
neighbor told us where there were.
The camera pans around and stops on a obvious looking hut,
which blows up. Cut to a house with a gumby standing out front
Voice Over: And here is the neighbor (he blows up,
leaving just his boots. Cut to a shack in the desert) Here is
where he lived (shack blows up - cut to a building) And this is
where Lord Langdin lived who refused to speak to us (it blows up).
so did the gentleman who lived here....(shot of a house - it
blows up) and here.....(another building blows up) and of course
here.....(a series of various atom and hydrogen bombs at the
moment of impact)