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Jo and Petunia:
Acceptance of The Country Code

Starring the voices of Peter Hawkins and Wendy Craig
1971 - Nicholas Cartoons

Jo and Petunia are sitting in a field in front of a stone wall, surrounded by the litter left over from their picnic. Jo is removing stones from the wall and throwing them. Petunia drinks from a bottle…

Jo and Petunia (15K)

Petunia:

Oh, I have enjoyed our country walk.

Jo:

Yes, we've come a long way, Petunia.

He throws a stone.

 

Look, you can see our tracks right across that yellow cornfield.

Petunia:

Oh yes. It's ever so nice in this field, but I'm glad those cows have gone.

Jo:

Aye, they've taken themselves off for a walk down t'road. Look, through that gate I opened. The one marked "PRIVATE".

Petunia:

Oh yes.

He throws another stone. She is looking back over the wall. Sounds of a dog barking and sheep baa-ing can be heard.

 

Our little Bingo's having a lovely time playing with those sheep. The exercise'll do him good.

Jo throws yet another stone. The sound of breaking glass is heard.

Jo:

He-hey! I've hit that bottle, Petunia. It's smashed up a treat!

Petunia:

[Sarcastically]
Very clever.

Jo:

You know, there's a farmer down there with a purple face.

Cut to shot of angry farmer.

Petunia:

I expect it's all that sun and the open air life, Jo.

The farmer jumps around in anger.

Jo:

Now he's doing one of those country dances.

Petunia:

Well I don't think he looks very friendly.

Jo:

Maybe you're right. Though it can't be anything we've done.

Petunia:

No, but I won't stay where I'm not wanted. Come on, Jo!

Farmer:

When folk come out to the country, why oh why don't they follow the Country Code?

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

>> To celebrate 60 years of the Central Office of Information in 2006 The National Archives made this film available to watch on-line, along with over 80 others.

>> On 12th July 2004, The Country Code was relaunched in England and Wales as The Countryside Code. To promote it, a new public information film was produced by Aardman Animations in the form of a special minute-long episode of "Creature Comforts". You can download the film and find out more about the Countryside Code at the Countrywide Access website.

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