Ads, adverts, commercials (or whatever you want to call them) can either irritate or entertain you. On this page you'll find a wide variety of old British TV adverts from the 1980s - enjoy!
Remember that 80s TV advert where the housewife was dancing around her living room sprinkling this revolutionary new perfumed powder on her carpets and then vacuuming it up - what a waste of energy!
Shake and Vac is still available today, of course, and despite many people turning their noses up at the idea, it has stood the test of time.
"Hello Tosh Got a Toshiba?"Yes, this was the very memorable eighties ad that had kids driving their parents crazy by shouting out the catchphrase (and variations of it!) every time they had the opportunity to!
This is the song that inspired that Toshiba ad. The re-release (after Alexei Sayle became more popular) of this novelty song by the Liverpudlian alternative comedian peaked at #14 in the UK during March 1984.
This ad break from the mid-eighties features six separate adverts from Cuprinol, Welcome Back To Butter (featuring Isla St. Clair from the Generation Game with Larry Grayson), Ford Granada, Dunlop Tyres, Bran Flakes (they're tasty, tasty, very very tasty!) and Thorn EMI Computer Software.
Monster Munch was launched in the UK in 1977. They were originally produced by Smiths and they were advertised as 'The Biggest
Snack Pennies Can Buy'.
I always remember these being almost too big to get in my mouth as a kid, but I still used to eat quite a lot of them, nonetheless. That was the best thing about being young, you could eat like a pot-bellied pig and stay thin - now I just look like one!
Who remembers Blue Band margarine? This is the amusing "good, good feeling" British television ad that ran during the eighties. Of course, margarine has mostly been replaced by more advanced and better-tasting spreads these days, but I remember eating margarine when we were running short of cash and couldn't quite afford to buy butter, which was probably quite often!
This was an amusing ad featuring Maureen Lipman - "You get an ology and you're a scientist!" - genius!
There were many different Frosties ads being shown throughout the eighties, but this particular one features Tony the tiger riding a dirt bike. All I can say is they're Grrrrreat!