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Latest Additions - 05/03/2017


HTV - Christmas 2000

Christmas 2000 on HTV saw a festive addition to presentation. The end of 1999 had seen HTV adopt the original set of ITV hearts idents that had been taken on by many of the other non-Carlton regions. For Christmas 2000, a small adaption was made to the regular lines formup to add in the clockwork robin that had already been seen in use on the network trailer style for that year, as well as reintroducing a remixed version of the hearts jingle that had first been used on HTV the previous Christmas.


HTV (Promo) - Christmas 2000

An alternative trailer with a different festive opening animation, and no use of the standard hearts endboard.


HTV (Promo) - Christmas 2000

From Christmas 2000, the main promotional style for ITV that year featured a clockwork robin hopping around in various guises. The HTV logo continued to be overlaid over the ITV one on trailers, albeit with the colours now reversed to yellow on blue.


Latest Additions - 28/01/2017


Meridian - 1998

Meridian Television, from overnight 1998. The main ident of the time, just with a slight switching glitch present this time.


Meridian (Promo) - 1998

Another Meridian promotion from late 1998. No hearts endboard this time, but still with the Meridian logo overlaid in the top left.


Meridian (Promo) - 1998

Meridian's promotional style from late 1998 had adopted the new ITV hearts branding, just with the Meridian logo overlaid in the top left. Here a promotion for the latest series of STV production, Taggart.


Meridian Break - 1998

A brief flash of the Meridian breakbumper from 1998.


Meridian - 1998

No visual glitching on this Meridian ident, along with some actual continuity. Pre-recorded, but it was much rarer to hear in the overnight slots so we'll take whatever we can get.


Latest Additions - 14/01/2017


Teletext (South) - 8/10/1998

Teletext Ltd's service from the Meridian region of the country in 1998. The coming of the internet is showing up more prominently on the ITV text service now with both website addresses and contact methods updated to include emails. Alongside this growth, advertising is already looking harder to make work with ever larger amounts of space taken up for advertising on the text service. News stories of the day include floods of complaints over a proposed takeover of Manchester United by BSkyB, talk on EU funding rebates, and a variety of sections across the service looking back at the The Bill actor Kevin Lloyd as the coroner releases his verdict around the death earlier in 1998. Also don't miss a section on Page 382 for a company called 'Blockbuster Video'.


Latest Additions - 30/12/2016


BBC - Perfect Day - Christmas 1998

Originally produced in 1997, the Perfect Day film was put together to celebrate the diverse range of music produced by the BBC under their licence fee charter. A whole host of musical personalities appeared for only a minimal fee to take turns covering Lou Reed's song. The film was so popular that is resulted in a charity release for Children In Need, and continued to be shown for a considerable time afterwards - this slightly wintery version airing coming in during Christmas 1998. Several of those featured have passed away in the years since, including Lou Reed himself, however to this day the film remains one of the corporation's better remembered short pieces.


Latest Additions - 29/12/2016


Teletext on 3 - 18/3/1993

Moving on another month into March 1993, and the ITV service is getting closer to Teletext as most remember it. The homepage header has gained some blue, and the sections for Digitiser, Bamboozle and the timed segments have all moved over to Channel 4 instead. Instead in the space, an expanded news service is now being provided. Alongside more regional pages, even down to the city level in some cases just to hammer home how regional it now is. Page 350 brings us news of a new 'Green' service launching at Easter, whilst the news services of the day are heavily covering the BBC Director General John Birt's tax affairs.


Latest Additions - 24/12/2016


News of the World - Christmas 1992

Long before phone-hacking scandals would see the end of the tabloid paper, Turkey is happy to have made it past another Christmas and is looking forward to the New Year's television.


Lunn Poly - Christmas 1992

An animated Santa hearing about the unbelievable Lunn Poly deals at the end of 1992. One of a long running series of adverts for Lunn Poly featuring the tagline 'Get Away'.


Debenhams - Christmas 1992

Snowman-style animation features in this wintery advert for the Debenhams Boxing Day sale from 1992. Using Sail On from the Commodores as backing music track.


British Airways - Christmas 1992

From Christmas 1992, and British Airways let everyone know how special they make people feel... and apparently how their staff are some sort of giant omnipotent Gods in the sky! All whilst showing considerably more shots of sailing boats than of any planes.


Latest Additions - 23/12/2016


Tyne Tees Break Bumper - Christmas 1992

A festive version of the then still quite new corporate grey Tyne Tees logo. It's the same as usual, just with some more akin-to-the-station cheap and cheerful snow overlaid over the top!


TTTV (In Vision) - Christmas 1992

The invision studio for the first Christmas under Yorkshire Television's ownership took on elements from the general christmas trailer style for that year. Bill Steel gives us a rundown of some of the Boxing Day shows that year, as well as reading out the birthday greetings, before leading us into a Disney film premiere.


Latest Additions - 20/12/2016


Teletext on 3 - 18/2/1993

Continuing further into February 1993 and more pages from the early days of Teletext Limited. This time it's overnight, so their night time pages are operating (caution: with some adult themes contained). As well as that, the news of the time is covering Manchester's bid to host the 2000 Olympics in great detail.


Latest Additions - 18/12/2016


Teletext on 3 - 3/2/1993

Launching from the 1st January 1993 was the replacement for the Oracle service, namely Teletext. The first few months of Teletext's operation saw a lot of experimentation and moving around of pages as the new service found it's feet. News coverage from early February 1993 features coverage of a U-Turn on planned cuts to the armed forces. Meanwhile services better known for being on Channel 4 such as Bamboozle and Digitizer can initially be found on 3 - they would last here for 3 months before moving channel. There were also sections of pages only available at certain hours of the day. At the time of this broadcast, 'Evening' is showing from Page 320. Tucked way in the 600s was a series of test pages for the new planned ancillary service. Provisionally named 'ITV+', it was never to launch under that name with the ITV regions going their own ways instead.


Latest Additions - 17/12/2016


Oracle - 26/12/1992

Continuing the Oracle goodbyes a few days later on Boxing Day. With more looking back at more television history, as well as more letters from the public telling us all how their lives will just never be the same again without Oracle. Never fear though - at least they're making sure everyone knows where they can still find JobFinder in the New Year!


Latest Additions - 16/12/2016


Oracle - 24/12/1992

Christmas 1992 was a mixed time for staff of the Oracle text service. As well as the usual mix of festive graphics and Christmas greetings, a lot of the writers were saying their goodbyes. What with Oracle's license to provide the service due to end a week later, there were no guarantees on what sections would make it to the new Teletext service or where they'd be placed.


Latest Additions - 14/12/2016


E4 (Timeless - Black and White) - 2016

Even further back into the depths of time for the 9pm junction, and this time it's an era of black and white filmstrips. With authentic period Twitter signage!


E4 (Timeless - In Colour) - 2016

In order to countdown to the launch of their new series Timeless, in December 2016 E4 gave their idents some retro treatment. From the 8.30 junction, and we're hovering around the late 60s/early 70s for the channel.


TTTV Promo - Christmas 1992

In late 1992, after the takeover by Yorkshire, Tyne Tees used the network branded trailers, but had their own starting branding added to them by the YTV team. This example from Christmas 1992 also has an added ending, resulting in a totally seamless mishmash of voiceovers throughout.


Latest Additions - 15/10/2016


Oracle - 21/11/1991

Prior to the loss of their franchise to Teletext Ltd in 1992, Oracle used to provide the text service for ITV and Channel 4. From the end of 1991 here, and the main story of the day is a call for a referendum on Britain's membership of Europe, as debate on the Maastricht treaty which would take the then EC into the new age of the EU rattles on.


Teletext/C3NE Text - 26/02/1997

From early 1997, pages from the national Teletext Ltd service and it's local North Eastern variations, as well as the ever popular Channel 3 North East ancillary service. The stories of the day are the privatisation of London Underground, A Touch of Frost smashing the ratings... oh and don't forget the Chatton and Kielder transmitters will be off the air tonight.


Latest Additions - 08/10/2016


Nighttime Next - 1991

Several slides promoting shows coming up on Night Time, but none of which align or seem to match how they've done fonts.


Nighttime Next - 1991

A tweaked and more polished looking style from later in 1991 to the next slides.


Nighttime Promo - 1991

Played many times to fill space in the junctions and showing clips from much better shows than they usually tended to air comes this promo from the Night Time service in 1991 promoting them as the 'Right Time'. Continuity would regularly be thrown over the end of this promotion before jumping in to the next programme.


Nighttime Break - 1991

As it was no easy task finding someone to spend money advertising in the dead-of-night slots, many of the programme breaks didn't show adverts. Nowadays they tend to be filled either by PIFs or general ITV Promotions, but in days of past a slide with music would be played out. The idea was that Granada would provide the musical interlude along with cuedots, and then the regions could overlay their ads over the feed, similar to how they had done for Channel 4 during the 80s. Tyne Tees abandoned selling adspace for a period in the early nineties, letting the raw feed play out in most cases. A bit of an upbeat track for this one, just to make sure you're still all awake.


Nighttime Break - 1991

Another 1991 breakfiller and it's a piano piece to help calm those nerves! Nerves their idents probably triggered in the first place.


Nighttime - 1991

A static version of the logo used as an ident again here. Granada were nothing if not inconsistent with their use of the presentation package on their overnight service.


Nighttime - 1991

Another variant of the Night Time 'cat' ident. This time we've lost the creepy eyes, but replaced it with what sounds like a voiceover from the cutting room floor of Knightmare.


Night Shift (Shorter) - 1993

A shorter version of the Night Shift ident from Yorkshire, this time with the ending 'Night Shift' logo missing and instead the name of the next programme shown. And it's in Stereo you know! The shared Night Shift service wasn't too last ultimately, with Yorkshire reverting to using the standard Tyne Tees or Yorkshire branding throughout the night in the mid nineties, a practice which continued through to 1998.


Night Shift - 1992

After Yorkshire took over in late 1992, Night Time disappeared from Tyne Tees screens, to be replaced by YTV's own dual region service 'Night Shift' - If nothing else, a slightly more original name, with a somewhat jollier ident than its predecessor. The Night Time service continued on Granada past this point.


Nighttime - 1991

A slightly later Night Time ident, which remained in use for the rest of the 'Night Time' era and well beyond Tyne Tees' taking of the service. What better way to help keep all those insomniacs awake a little longer too than showing a load of slightly possessed eyeshots!


TTTV (News Promo) - 1996

A preview of the upcoming news from Tyne Tees very early into New Year 1996. Also promoted was the 'Tonight' show, which used to run separately to the news until 1996, at which point a new combined news programme was introduced as part of the Channel 3 North East rebrand known as... 'North East Tonight'. Yes, the same creativity went into that name as everything else in the C3NE launch. The old 'Tonight' programme brand didn't die off completely however, as it continued on Yorkshire for a time.


ITV (Promo) - 1993

This advert is in the same style as the one above, only once again it's only branded as 'ITV' due to appearing in the Yorkshire Tyne Tees joint overnight service.


ITV (Promo) - 1992

A short promo from Tyne Tees in 1992... and although they still had the autonomy to add their own branding, Tyne Tees were happy to just use the promo they'd been supplied.


ITV (Promo) - Christmas 1992

From the same Christmas and another trailer in the same festive style, only this time the branding only refers to ITV rather than Tyne Tees. As Yorkshire fed out a single branded Night Shift service overnight during this era, trailers shown in the overnight slots would have the regional start and end replaced with a generic 'ITV' brand. Also of note, the entire trailer is based off The Darling Buds of May, which did have a Christmas Special on that year, but is not referenced at all in this particular trailer.


TTTV Advert - 1993

And here is a short advert from early 1993, showing the added Tyne Tees bit at the start.


Tyne Tees Community Link - 1993

The takeover of Tyne Tees by Yorkshire brought about changes to the PSAs. They now became known under the name 'Community Link', with a cold heartless look and 'jingle', presumably to match the cold and heartless ident package the station had now been given.


Tyne Tees - 1992

The 90s would be a very different age for Tyne Tees, following the bid process of the 1991 franchise round and changes in rules around the ITV network. Destined to soon lose their own choices over branding, this was one of three similar idents introduced by Tyne Tees after the Generic ITV look was dropped but retaining the same music. The first one in 1991 featured the same animation as this, but with a black background at the end. This was slightly changed in January 1992 to the multicoloured background shown here. In May, the ending logo was slightly changed again, this time to a blueish background, in what would be the final outing for the joined up lettering which had served the station well for so many years.


Tyne Tees - 1995

Later on in 1992, the logo was changed again, and was one of the first signs of Yorkshire meddling appearing. This time the change was dramatic compared to other revisions that year. Gone were the good old joined-up letters of TTTV which had served the station since the 60s, and in their place was a drab and grey 'modern' replacement. Perhaps chosen to deliberately indicate how the station itself would never be the same again under their new ownership.


Tyne Tees Next - 1993

Into 1993, and this was one of many different 'next' slides used during the grey TTTV era where the same graphics were used on parent station Yorkshire Television too, just with a minor logo swap. The announcer is our friendly Bill once again, still keeping that bit of Tyne Tees alive!


Tyne Tees (Next In Vision) - 1992

Here are two clips from 1992. The first next link is in-vision, and is done by veteran Tyne Tees announcer Bill Steel. The North East station were very heavy users of invision presentation. Even after the takeover from Yorkshire Television, they retained it as long as possible into the 90s, with it only finally disappearing with the closure of the Newcastle continuity department in 1995 when transmission was moved to Leeds.


Tyne Tees Break Bumper - 1992

At first, when TTTV changed the last few frames of their ident, altering the background, the bumper above was still used. However, they soon introduced this bumper to match the ident.


Tyne Tees Break Bumper - 1991

When the first ITV generic look was dropped by the station in 1991, Tyne Tees finally introduced a nice computer-generated bumper, using a 'spotlight' effect.


BBC1 - 1996

1996 with the globe, and we have subtitles on page 888 this time round too. Also noteworthy is the transmission date of December 18th. It almost seems hard to believe now that there was once a time when the Christmas ident for BBC1 wouldn't actually appear until Christmas Eve!


BBC Two (Blade) - 1999

A copy of Blade from 1999, devoid of the BBC web address and still using the '888' legend rather than the more platform-neutral 'subtitles' one they would later swap to.


BBC One (Blackpool) - 1999

An copy of a balloon ident from 1999, this time pictured with Blackpool Tower. In 1999, the web address was not present on the idents and, despite digital television having been launched the previous year, subtitles were still marked with '888' in the corner rather than the more platform neutral 'subtitles' legend they would swap to later.


BBC1 (Sting) - Christmas 1996

A 1 logo being repurposed as a see-saw in this sting. Just beware auntie - Using acrobats on BBC One idents will simply never catch on.


BBC1 (Sting) - Christmas 1996

Several toys using a BBC1 drum as a trampoline in a short sting for Christmas 1996. I hope you can buy one of those drums in the BBC giftshop!


BBC1 (Promo) - Christmas 1996

Another trailer from Christmas 1996, this time with a rundown of several programmes before finishing with a festive endboard.


BBC1 (Promo) - Christmas 1996

The Christmas style for BBC1 in 1996 featured acrobatic toys, for want of a better way to describe them. Trailers also had a small additional bunch of presents added to the top right of the screen. This particular trailer promotes a Christmas Special of The Brittas Empire.


BBC1 (Slide) - 1996

A static slide with voiceover announcement to promote a guest on a show the following day. A young faced leader of a political party appears - We'll surely never see that guy again though!


BBC1 North - 1996

No sign of Cumbria here, it's one big region for the North at the BBC in 1996.


HTV (Promo) - 1999

Coincidentally another trailer for an animal show, only this time it's a trailer from the network. The block for the HTV logo in the corner appears larger suggesting they were covering the ITV logo at the time and no local web address appears.


HTV (Promo) - 1999

Promos for HTV were by now coming from the Network Promotions Unit in London, just with HTV branding still replacing much of the ITV branding. This led to 2 slightly different styles of promotion depending on whether a promotion was local or from the network. This one shows a locally produced promotion for HTV with a smaller logo and their web address appearing at the end.


HTV (Next) - 1999

Although the full generic idents may not have arrived yet, by mid 1999 the ITV Hearts look had firmly taken hold everywhere else. HTV still had next slides at this time, but they were now following the hearts style from the network.


HTV - 1999

A shortlived change of colours for HTV from 1999 in what was to be their last ident before generic and Carlton hearts took hold. Everything is now blue on gold.


HTV - 1999

A different audio track over this otherwise identical 1999 ident from HTV.


HTV (Promo) - Christmas 1997

A trailer for an HTV programme only a day earlier on New Years Eve however is still fully covered in festive branding with both presents and decorations appearing.


HTV (Promo) - Christmas 1997

Promoting a movie on New Years Day was this trailer, although not looking particularly festively branded. Mind this was the 90s when Christmas branding didn't generally last a month.


HTV (Next) - Christmas 1997

Christmas branding in place on this HTV next slide from 1997.


HTV - 1997

A watery form-up of gold letters on blue for this end of 1997 ident. Although festive branding was in place on the trailers and slides, this ident was not festively adorned.


Channel 4 Closedown - 1995

The blocks ident may not have changed much visually by the middle of the 90s, but the clock certainly has. This closedown from December 1995 shows both the updated version of the clock, and the blocks with their new audio track.


Channel 3 NE Break Bumper - 1997

Despite just being a sped up version of the regular ident, this additional piece of branding didn't appear until after the main Channel 3 North East 'launch'.


Channel 3 North East - 1996

On September 2nd 1996 Yorkshire attempted to totally rebrand Tyne Tees, choosing instead to refer to it as Channel 3 North East. Although investment was made in poaching new talent for the station and commissioning new shows to go along with the rebrand, the branding itself was a disaster. The ident was a somewhat rushed effort, using off-the-shelf music, and still had to retain the original Tyne Tees Television name onscreen at the same time. Often leading to awkward dual branded junctions into many shows.


Jobfinder - 1997

Fulfilling a public service role in the 90s for Tyne Tees and Yorkshire, but tucked away in the graveyard hours where it wouldn't affect revenue was Jobfinder. Introduced here by a very low budget set of titles possibly rejected from The Bill.


The Hitman & Her - 1991

Produced by Granada Television and shown by most of the ITV overnight services from 1988 through to 1992, The Hitman & Her featured Pete Waterman and Michaela Strachan touring nightclubs of the UK to stick a camera in front of people there. In this edition from 1991 they return to Mr Smiths in Warrington, which had also been the location for the very first edition in 1988.


BBC Sport (Promo) - 1999

Promoting their upcoming Wimbledon coverage, a BBC Sport branded promotion from June 1999.


ITN News Update - 1991

During the overnight ITV block throughout the 90s, ITN provided frequent short summaries of the news, to keep those huge numbers of people who were still awake at 3am informed of all the late-breaking developments. Anne Leuchars presents this edition from 1991.


BBC News West - 1999

Serving the West of England, a short BBC News West bulletin from 1999. With host David Passmore.


BBC North News - 1996

A short news bulletin, from back in the days when the North East was served by 'BBC North'. The North region would be separated out again with Cumbria brought into the name in 1997.


9 'O Clock News Ending - 1996

The accompanying ending to the 1996 look. Unlike the 6 'O Clock, the 9 'O Clock news no longer exists today. During the debacle of ITV moving their bulletin to 11pm, the BBC took advantage of the situation to move things to 10 themselves, creating a larger gap for running documentaries, comedy and films in primetime.


News at Ten - 1992

Computer generated titles were introduced to ITN's News At Ten in 1988, with this particular set lasting from 1988 through until 1992.


BBC Weather - 1999

Helen Young presents the weather from 1999. With the only minor changes to the graphics having been made since 1996 being a change to reflect the BBC rebrand as well as add in their web address.


BBC Weather - 1996

The venerable Michael Fish presents the weather from 1996. This graphics set was originally introduced in 1996 and lasted through until 2000.


Latest Additions - 06/10/2016


Woolworths - 1992

Remember Woolworths? They used to sell Pic n' Mix and CDs before they were one of the earlier UK victims of the 2008 recession. Relive their days as a full UK retailer, rather than just a brand sold and attached to a website.


Warburtons - 1992

Warburtons from 1992 and have you ever seen such a lovely Blackpool Milk Roll?


Vitalite - 1993

Woaaaahhh-ohhh! Vitalite... That's right!! Okay, so my singing impression there was terrible, but I'm sure you all could recognise what I was getting at!!


Tango - 1997

A very short advert for Lemon Tango from 1997. Featuring that famous publication 'Biggies'!


Surf - 1995

This is one of the earlier Surf adverts featuring actors Pauline and Linda, of Birds of a Feather fame. Here they discuss the virtues one requires in a washing powder!


Sun Valley - 1993

A colourful advert with a catchy and memorable tune for Sun Valley Chicken from the early 90s. An attempt to shake off the preconceived image and make pre-packaged chicken products look more gourmet.


Special K - 1996

A few years later, although for some reason we're still living by the coast. Was Special K not allowed to be consumed by anyone living further inland in the 90s?


Special K - 1992

Probably not doing much to help body confidence issues in this 1992 advert for Special K.


Solpaflex - 1997

Creating the stuff of nightmares is this computer rendered advert from SmithKline Beecham, as they were then known, for painkillers.


Snickers Ice Cream - 1995

Also from 1995, only this time it's for the frozen version of the peanut-based bar, Snickers Ice Cream.


Snickers - 1995

A few years later, and the ad style for Snickers has moved into those much bigger earners - using Football and Comedy!


Snickers - 1991

An early 90s reminder of how buses in London looked before they all had low floors in this Snickers advert. At this point Snickers was still a very young brand to the UK, having only changed from the more familiar Marathon name a year previous. Whether a bus driver and a design consultant were really the most memorable people to push a new brand is debatable... but 1991 was a different time!


Snes - 1992

A simple advert from April 1992 heralding the arrival of the Super Nintendo Entertainment System to the UK. Nintendo's challenger to the Sega Megadrive for the 16 bit battle of the 90s.


Seven Seas - 1993

The Tin Man became synonymous with Seven Seas Cod Liver Oil (and their other associated products) throughout the 90s as part of a successful attempt to rejuvenate sales of the product. And in this one from 1993, he's even got himself a friend!


Salon Selectives - 1993

About as American an ad as you could get at the time, Salon Selectives was launched by the US cosmetics firm Helene Curtis as a salon-inspired hair care range. Originally heavily promoting the ability to mix and match just the right set of products for your hair, since the mid 90s the brand has changed hands several times as well as the products themselves being relaunched in various guises.


Rocky Bars - 1995

A well remembered advert from the 90s set to a rewritten version of the song Rockin' Robin. This time it's for Rocky biscuits, with the famous Rocky Robin.


Renault Clio - 1991

The famous Nicole and Papa series of commercials for Renault Clio aired between 1991 and 1998, building up over time into a long running storyline which culminated with the most famous wedding advert in 1998. This earlier one from 1991 was the very first in the series.


Latest Additions - 05/10/2016


Red Bull - 1995

Red Bull have utilised a similar animation style for their advertising for almost as long as the drink has been sold. This particular one from early after their entry into the European market in 1995 doesn't use their more well known 'Red Bull Gives You Wings' slogan. However it does refer to European Members of Parliament proving just how long the subject of the EU has remained topical.


Smoking Quitline - 1993

Another Quitline advert from 1993, this time with John Cleese in a morgue.


Powergen/National Power - 1991

Following the privatisation of the electricity market between 1990 and 1991, shares were offered for the then newly formed companies National Power and Powergen. This animated advert encourages investors to get their own prospectus.


Philadelphia - 1993

Ann Bryson and Sara Crowe star in one of a long running series of adverts for the then Kraft Philadelphia Spread. Ann has gone away on holiday and is getting a little homesick for her Philly...


Persil - 1993

In the modern age, Unilever go to great lengths to tell us to keep their detergents, including Persil, out of the reach of children. Jump back to the early 90s though and involving your children was almost a part of the washing powder ad scene.


Persil - 1992

Fatty food stains were seemingly the biggest problem affecting the world of laundry back in the early 90s, as every detergent or powder seemed to be promoting themselves as having the same fatty-food-stain-removing power. Persil joining in with this in 1992.


Pedigree Chum - 1992

Endless different camera angles showing cute little puppies in this advert for Pedigree Chum from 1992.


Pal - 1993

Letting everyone know the 5 things PAL can bring your dog. Before telling us of the exciting new flavours available. I am particularly glad to hear they've launched Traditional Marrowbone. That newfangled Modern Marrowbone just wasn't the same!


Oriental Express - 1992

If The Borrowers had been done on such a shoestring budget that they all resided within the confines of a freezer, you might have ended up with this advert for Oriental Express from 1992.


I Can't Believe It's Not Butter Light - 1996

From the same puppet that brought satirical show Spitting Image to the screens came a long running series of commercials for I Can't Believe It's Not Butter. This time round with the cows telling us to lighten up.


Latest Additions - 04/10/2016


Nokia - 1996

A longer advert for Nokia from 1996 going into more detail on the value of communication and keeping it simple.


Nokia - 1995

Long before they were pushed off the mobile scene somewhat by new players like Apple come a few adverts from Nokia's heyday. First a short one from 1995 showing how you can use your Nokia to access all those things you need on your laptop.


Nescafé - 1991

Angela Thorne and the late Michael Elphick of Three Up, Two Down fame are reunited in an advert for Nescafé from 1991.


National Lottery - 1997

Still using their giant gold hand to let you know when 'it's you', it's the National Lottery from 1997.


M&Ms - 1997

Red and Yellow, the not-particularly-creatively named CGI M&M characters were brought in to front campaigns for the chocolate from 1995. Here they appear in an advert a few years later alongside footballer Ruud Gullit.


M&Ms - 1991

A mix of a cheerful tune with some early 90s CGI makes up this M&Ms advert from 1991. Also note the lack of any blue sweets in the pack at that time.


Midland Bank - 1991

Some years before their takeover by HSBC, Midland Bank taking a long time to tell us about their commitment on helping businesses with their banking.


McDonalds - 1996

Slightly more activity in this later McDonalds advert from 1996. This time round promoting their Monopoly giveaway - an occasionally recurring promotional tie up between the fast food chain and the boardgame which continues to current day.


McDonalds - 1993

26 seconds of dull build up, before reaching a pretty disappointing climax. No, we're talking about an advert for a Big Mac, not my bedroom skills today!


Maxwell House - 1993

If there's one thing I've always thought improves my coffee, it's the beans being grown in the mountains. Just like I find my toast always tastes better when buttered deep in a cave and my shirt looks more vibrant when washed in glacial water from Alaska.


Maxpax - 1993

A very simple advert for Maxpax vending machines from the early 90s, presumably put together on a shoestring budget made up from coins which got stuck in one of their machines.


Heineken - 1992

Not really managing to get into the right frame of mind to play the blues? Follow this invaluable lesson courtesy of Heineken.


Harp (Infidelity) - 1991

Another in the long running series of 'time for a sharp exit' adverts. This time an important lesson that whilst listening in to someone else's fight may seem like a good idea at the time, always make sure you have your keys with you!


Hammerite - 1992

Any old iron? From the early 90s, this advert swiftly became embedded in the memories of the British public thanks to the catchy song to accompany it.