produced by Videovision Broadcast, 56 minutes. (Duke Marketing, PO Box 46, Douglas, Isle of Man. £19.95)
This film report of the 1988 Safari Rally manages to capture in a one-hour package the flavour and colour of the event. As a scene-setter, Juha Kankkunen, Miki Biasion and Hannu Mikkola are given the chance to air their hopes and worries about the rally in three short interviews, before the leading cars are seen off the starting ramp. The action then begins.
With emphasis on the leading contenders, the film follows the rally as it progresses around the countryside, plumes of dust against the African backdrop making stirring footage. It is rather let down by a repetitious and rather dull commentary which a five-minute instrumental would have alleviated, but for rally buffs this is a satisfactory production. WPK