A tale illustrating the urgent need for nuclear civil defence recruits.
A man (John Slater) leaving a cinema showing a film on the horrors of communism is accosted by a civil defence recruiter in the foyer. He claims he hasn't got the time and in any case he did all that "the last time". Later his son gets trapped in a tunnel in the old quarry and is rescued with the help of the local civil defence training unit. The next local civil defence meeting now includes Slater - various training activities are shown. Slater is offered a full-time position as a rescue training officer and is dispatched to the Civil Defence School at Easingwold, Yorkshire. After a day's hard training he falls asleep in his room and dreams that the war has started, with a mass of panicking, untrained civilians fighting to reach air raid shelters. He wakes up to find that "It hasn't happened - there's still time!"