BRITISH TV ADVERTS FROM 1982
by Mark Nobes, chief editor
Q.C Cream British Sherry
Cadbury's Bournville Selection. Sadly, no longer available and my Mum used to adore these.
Seiko "You couldn't give a clock a better name" slogan
This Renault 9 ad makes it very clear what you are buying, with the price and MPG. The Renault 9 was built between 1981 and 1988 and had three facelifts during this time.
Clarks children's shoes ad. I remember that the brand was always associated with quality and my parents always ensured I had Clarks shoes if they could afford them.
Adverts for tobacco are banned today, of course, but this was perfectly legal back in 1982. Smoking a pipe was a popular pastime back then, and it became associated with flat cap wearing Volvo drivers by comedians. My grandad smoked a pipe and wore a flat cap, although he never owned a Volvo as he never learned to drive!
Moulinex Vacuum Cleaners "More of what you buy a cleaner for". One thing is certain, electrical goods lasted a lot longer back in the early 80s. Every vacuum cleaner I buy these days starts falling to bits within a year, although I refuse to be part of the wasteful throw away culture we have these days. It's not hard to stick everything back together with strong tape, rather than buy a new one!
Super Dry Sure For Men "It Won't Let You Down". This product is still very much available, although the can design is very different these days.
Gold Label Lager by Whitbread