Charley is our favourite.A scruffy ginger cat that warned millions of children about the dangers of strangers and matches has been voted the nation's favourite public information film.
Six short films featuring Charley, a moggy moggy
term of endearment addressed to a cat. with the voice of the late comedian Kenny Everett, have been screened since 1973.
Now thousands of viewers have voted the series their favourite public information film from the past 60 years. Charley received 9,100 of the 25,000 votes cast to win.
It was followed in the poll by Tufty tuft
1. A short cluster of elongated strands, as of yarn, hair, or grass, attached at the base or growing close together.
2. A dense clump, especially of trees or bushes.
v. the Squirrel, Joe and Petunia petunia, any plant of the genus Petunia, South American herbs of the family Solanaceae (nightshade family). The common garden petunias, planted also in window boxes, are all considered hybrids of white-flowered and violet-flowered species from Argentina. , Dark and Lonely Water and the Green Cross Man.
Dozens of memorable films created by the Government's Central Office of Information (COI) are being dusted off as part of its 60th anniversary celebrations.