Created Sa 24-Oct-98
Revised Sa 1-Jun-19
An introduction to Public Information Films. A look at the famous cartoon series Charley Says and Joe & Petunia. Plus details of the DVD you can buy.
Download and Play Area 1 Revised Fr 1-Mar-19
Ten top Public Information Films, most of them not available on video, for you to download and play. The links should now all work again. The video was captured two decades ago in RealMedia 5 format, so it's tiny! You'll need Realplayer, VLC or something simlar to play it.
Download and Play Area 2 Revised Fr 1-Mar-19
Ten more top Public Information Films, most of them not available on video, for you to download and play. The links should now all work again. The video was captured two decades ago in RealPlayer G2 format, so it's tiny! You'll need Realplayer, VLC or something simlar to play it.
A selection of e-mail messages sent in by those wanting to share their sometimes vague recollections of films in the hope they didn't imagine it all!
Charley Says... Strangers Revised
"Would I like to see some puppies? I got an apple and Charley got something he likes."
Joe and Petunia: Coastguard Revised
"Oh, he's decided to have a swim. Oh! he's changed his mind. Now he's waving to us. Coo-eee!"
Joe and Petunia: Acceptance of the Country Code Revised
"There's a farmer down there with a purple face. Now he's doing one of those country dances."
"Wait until the red man changes to the green man. Wish I'd brought me brolly."
"Meet Mike, he swims like a fish! I wish I didn't keep losing me birds!"
Teach Them To Swim with Rolf Harris
"Frightened the wits out of my mum and dad. Once they get that confidence in the water, they love it."
"Road holding: fair. But where our model really did badly was resistance to damage."
"It's funny how grown-ups are always right, even when they're wrong. And do you know who it was? It was my dad! In his new car."
"I am the spirit of dark and lonely water. I'll be back... ack... ack... ack..."
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