From 1986, Mel and Griff (and Daniel Peacock) lay waste to 70% of ’80s advertising at a stroke. We especially love Griff’s mugging at 1:08.
“We’ll maximise your market share in 30 seconds flat, impersonating chickens and behaving like a twat!”
Very little to say about this Fax alternating pre-The Six seat warmer starring Sally Struthers and Burgess Meredith – which spun-off from All in the Family – other than: “La-la la-la la-la la-la la-la la-la laa, la la-la la-la la-la la la la la-la, la la la la-lah”
Why isn’t this on TV Cream??!!
…The Stud! They don’t make ‘em like this any more.
In full, the trailer for the LWT ‘Continental Movie’ staple from 1978, offering a tantalising glimpse into a jetset world inhabited by Joan Collins, a shaggy-haired Oliver Tobias and “cool cats” who say things like “ain’t life beautiful, man!” A place where Smokie are described as “top international recording stars” and raw masculinity is represented by vigorous towelling and slip-on shoes.
Be sure to note the painstakingly accurate recreation of a Studio 54-style disco inferno, with balloons and Swaparama-style plastic bowler hats for that authentic hedonistic atmosphere. We’ll be round in 10 minutes.
A copper-bottomed classic. Roy Castle really working those lyrics, Mike Walling pratting around. Surely, everybody does need a Woolworths store these days?
Anyway, because you’ll want them, here’s the lyrics so you can sing-along…
[Everybody needs Woolworth's!]
Sis finds Cover Plus the right paint, and saves money on the white paint,
Larry carries ladders round with ease.
He gets all the help he needs from his long extension lead,
And Fiona’s Flymo mower’s sure to please.
This growing board – even Jill can carry
Just add water – wow! And Harry finds going straight for Woolie’s value really pays.
Everybody needs a Woolworth’s store these days.
[Everybody needs Woolworth's!]
This super switch-off kettle is what switches on Samantha,
Brian’s Binatone is great for his cassettes!
His Chevron selection is a positive collection,
And he thinks his chair’s the best invention yet.
[Now it happens]
For a man in his position and for everyone who’s listening you can prove it in so many different w-aa-ays…
Everybody needs a Woolworth’s store these days!
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Brilliant stuff. A fleeting glance of a disconsolate Gary Terzza and Debbie Shore chaperoning some young CITV starlet as they cue in Plymouth’s Christoper Lillicrap’s smiley antidote to THE BOOK TOWER. Rod ‘n’ Freddy on vocals, then Chris himself, essaying his agreeable, “Oh hello ” presentational style, as if we’ve popped around unexpectedly, but he’s amenable to that situation. Intro done, let’s get to the meat of if: “…Well, that’s called your imagination!”
…And we’re out of here, with double-headed person being delighted by the left-hand page of their book, but saddened by the right.
Andy Crane really sells Degrassi Junior High (“Education, Canadian style!”) before Mark, Yvette and the great Caron have a rummage through some old rock’n'roll memorabilia back in 1988. Rest assured, Mark is in full-on “berk” mode.
Hooray! It’s The Qu3st! Featuring Simon T as a hapless amateur scientist and Liz as an alien in a bad wig on the trail of an evil Matt (“No one escapes the Gul!”). We’re sure this all made sense at the time.
Look, forgive us this one, but it is once only every 50 years. Besides, there’s plenty of badinage to enjoy here as Simon proffers his thoughts and Pete takes a snap for his “personal album”.
Mike Oldfield lays down the classic ‘Peter theme in 1978, bodhran and all, aided and abetted by an enthusiastic Simon Groom adding an air of Partridge to proceedings. “The quality through those speakers is amazing!”
Capt Mainwaring and Sgt Wilson drop in to inspect a mural of the Dad’s Army cast painted by the pupils of class 4D at Mowlands County Primary School near Reading. Well, they were simpler times. “Why is Godfrey skulking under the table?”
Here’s a typically boring intro from 1978, Peter Purves really failing to sell the Iron Bridge Gorge Museum, before things pick up with a flying visit from those “Swedish singers” at the top of the “hit parade”.
Peter Duncan muddles through a Doctor Who birthday parade in 1983. “What you may not know is they is six are Doctor Who’s top six opponents” indeed. And a comely Janet gets cut off as she delivers some bad news. We’re sure you can guess.