I am a doctoral student at the University of Kent and am currently interested in finding Central Office of Information promotional films on government scientists, especially the following films:
Scientists in the Civil Service (1978) http://collections-search.bfi.org.uk/web/Details/ChoiceFilmWorks/150090911
Scientists in the Civil Service (1984) http://collections-search.bfi.org.uk/web/Details/ChoiceFilmWorks/150112955 or http://collections-search.bfi.org.uk/web/Details/ChoiceFilmWorks/150269708
So far I have only been able to locate the synopses of these films on the BFI website and in contemporary film review guides. However, I remain ever hopeful of locating the actual ‘physical’ copies of these films. If you happen to be an avid collector of obscure films like the late Bob Monkhouse or know that your university perhaps has these films tucked away in storage somewhere, I would certainly be very interested to hear from you!