Some of its films were highly memorable – though not always for the right reasons – Dark And Lonely Water offered priceless comedy value, even at the time.
“Sensible children… I have no power over them” mutters The Spirit Of Dark And Lonely Water from beneath his dark and lonely hood.
“Oi luk, vair’s samwam en va wor-ahh!” comments Hordriss The Confuser on YouTube. ” I remember when nearly every child in documentaries or public service announcements had an estuary accent which could strip paint from steel.”
But some of the COI’s intentionally funny films were genuinely hilarious, and put their point across all the more effectively. 1945′s “Coughs & Sneezes” was an alltime favourite…