UK TV ADVERTS FROM THE 1970S
By Mark Nobes
BRITISH RAIL UK TV AD FROM 1976
Before you run and hide, this isn't one of the British rail ads featuring Jimmy Savile! This 70s ad features comedy actress Hattie Jacques (who inspired many comediennes) and racing driver Jackie "the flying scotsman" Stewart. It's a bit like a Top Gear challenge - car vs alternative transport! Keep your eyes open for the yellow mini - I didn't think Mr Bean was around in the seventies!
EVERYONE'S A FRUIT AND NUT CASE 70S TV ADVERT
Remember this one? Yes, this Cadbury's Fruit and Nut advert is from 1975 and that daft tune was sung by the popular comedy writer (at the time) and TV/radio presenter Frank Muir, who regularly
appeared on Call My Bluff.
R WHITES LEMONADE Ad
R. Whites was formed by Robert and Mary white in Camberwell, London in 1845. The famous TV ad was launched in 1973 and ran until 1984. Featuring the lyrics "I'm a secret lemonade drinker", the song was written and sung by Ross Macmanis - the father of musician Elvis Costello - with the backing vocals provided by his son.
UK TV Adverts from 1974
The fifth video in the playlist features a selection of clips from 1974 - how many of these TV ads and products from the 1970s do you remember? There are eleven ads in this video clip - it's a bit wonky, but this was recorded in the 70s!
Ads are as follows; Fairy Soap, Pork Farms Pork Pies (featuring actress Kathleen Harrison and actor Richard Wattis who died a year later inn 1975, aged 62), The Limmies Diet, Bold Automatic washing powder (this features a stereotypical Italian called Luigi who shouts "Mamma Mia" every ten seconds - yes, I'm sure the Italians are just like that), Snappies (bags on a roll), Cupboard Love cat food, Camay Soap, Kelloggs Corn Flakes, Dessert Farm yoghurts and Three Wishes deodorant.
BRITISH TV ADVERTS FROM 1979
I really can't remember Gypsy bras by Belei (this ad seems a bit risque for the 70s), although that's possibly because I'm not female! Also included are Setlers indigestion pills, Lucozade "aids recovery" and an ad for Woolworth which includes a Merlin Games Machine, which remained popular into the 80s.
NIMBLE BREAD TV ADVERT
Do you remember the milk loaf? These loaves used to be in a cylindrical shape and easier to cut with built-in ridges to guide you, although I'm sure you could get them ready-sliced, too.
READY BREK Ad