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The strange friendship between a young boy from Earth and an extraterrestrial.


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Series cast summary:
James Hazeldine ...  David Gore 6 episodes, 1984
Carol Drinkwater ...  Mary Gore 6 episodes, 1984
Andrew Ellams Andrew Ellams ...  Matthew Gore 6 episodes, 1984
Glynis Brooks Glynis Brooks ...  Chocky 6 episodes, 1984
Penny Brownjohn Penny Brownjohn ...  Phyl 6 episodes, 1984
Zoë Hart Zoë Hart ...  Polly Gore 6 episodes, 1984
Colin McCormack Colin McCormack ...  Alan 6 episodes, 1984
Devin Stanfield Devin Stanfield ...  Colin 6 episodes, 1984
James Greene ...  Mr. Trimble 3 episodes, 1984


Matthew Gore has an imaginary friend. Or at least it seems. However, his friend is real, an alien called Chocky, who travels the universe using the minds of children, without the need of a starship. Matthews' parents, worried by their son, try to discover what has happened, because they don't understand the prodigious intelligence and knowledge that Matthew has suddenly acquired. Written by Chockys

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Release Date:

9 January 1984 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Ystävä avaruudesta See more »

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Thames Television See more »
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(6 episodes)


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Did You Know?


There were three six-episode series. They were entitled "Chocky" (series 1), "Chocky's Children" (series 2), and "Chocky's Challenge" (series 3). See more »


"Chocky" is a word. It means Chocolate. See more »


Hypnotist: Now... Chocky?
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Followed by Chocky's Challenge (1986) See more »

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80's classic sci fi "kids" TV
2 August 2004 | by cr54See all my reviews

I've managed to find these to download and i am amazed by the depth and complexity of what is essentially a children's TV show. this handles the subject of a childs "invisible" friend to another dimension with matthew's friend being some sort of aid to his life, helping him learn to swim to save his sister, helping him paint photo realistic portraits and other miraculous feats.

I cant understand how this was ever classed as children's TV, programs with such subject matter would never make it into the 4 o clock slot on todays TV and its mind boggling it ever did in the early 80s.

Anyone who has any recollection of this would love to see it again, indeed a lot of well slept memories were awoken by the sights n sounds of this series.

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