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Charley Says:
Strangers

Starring the voice of Kenny Everett
1973 - Richard Taylor Cartoons

Charley Says... (18K)

In a playground in a park, a young boy and his cat, Charley, wave at mum, who's sitting on a nearby bench, and head for the swings…

Boy:

[voiceover]
Charley and I were in the park. Then this man came up and said would I like to see some puppies.

The boy imagines a playful puppy.

Boy:

[voiceover]
And I was going to go, but Charley stopped me.

Charley gesticulates and meows at the boy.

Boy:

[to man]
Charley's reminded me my mum says I shouldn't go off with people I don't know.

[voiceover]
Then the man went away. We went and told mummy and she said we'd been very good. I got an apple and Charley got something he likes.

Charley meows whilst eating his fish.

Boy:

[to us]
He says, never go anywhere with men or ladies you don't know.

You can see this Public Information Film on the "Charley Says..." DVD.

 The BFI has made all six "Charley Says..." films available online as part of its Public Information Films collection, which can be found at the BFI Player website. Alongside the English version of this film, you can also watch the Welsh version.

 In February 2006, the BBC News website's Magazine section ran a poll to find the nation's favourite public information films. The "Charley Says..." series was the clear winner, capturing nearly 40% of the vote. Visit the "Stop Look Listen" results page at the BBC News Magazine website to find out more.

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