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Duration 00:30

Stupid Git, John Altman

Think before you drink before you drive.

This film features a youthful John Altman. Altman went on to earn fame as “Nasty” Nick Cotton in the BBC soap opera East Enders. The film was part of a Christmas campaign to curb drink-driving, especially amongst younger drivers.

The message was that one or two drinks could sufficiently impair a driver’s ability and that could lead to a fatal road accident. The language and tone of the film are self-consciously street-wise to appeal to a younger audience.


Most of us reckon we can handle our motors after a few pints.

Take it easy and you don’t attract the law. But what if some stupid git does this?

Or this?

Or this?

Those few pints have just cost you your licence. So who’s the stupid git now?