► The Plain Man’s Guide to Advertising 

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A forgotten gem from Bob Godfrey (27 May 1921 – 21 February 2013), this surreal mix of advertising tropes from 1963 is very funny but has a neat anti-capitalist undertow.

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3 responses to ► The Plain Man’s Guide to Advertising

Arthur Nibble 17 Mar 2017 at 3:00 pm

Mister ‘Roobarb’! I’m at work speed glancing on a soundless PC, but I can’t wait to get home and watch Ronnie Brody, Johnny Vivyan and the spoof Rediffusion ad break sign properly! Who’s the manic looking chap with the cereal who kicks things off?

Arthur Nibble 17 Mar 2017 at 3:40 pm

Ah, I can answer my own question – it’s Bruce Lacey. At ease!

steve brown 20 Mar 2017 at 4:27 pm

saw this during the first month of Channel 4,sunday November 28 1982,to be precise,as the following week,i was in hospital for an appendectomy

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