Charley Says

Charley Says lets you discover (or rediscover) the wonderful public information films watched and adored by millions of British families in the 1970s.

Public information films were produced from the late 1940s by the Central Office of Information, and they played on television and cinema throughout the 1970s.  Many were safety warnings, featuring children being approached by strangers, how to cross the road safely, why you should learn to swim, and safety in the home.

The skill was designed for Alexa devices with screens, such as the Echo Show or Echo Spot.  However on a device without a screen you can still listen to the soundtrack.

You can enable the skill here:


To get started, say “Alexa, open Charley Says”.

Then, ask for the list of films:  “List the films”

To play a film, say its number from the list: “Play film number four”




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