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Commercial Break: TV Ads of the 1970’s

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We continue our new season of the podcast dedicated to celebrating growing up in Britain in the 1970’s and the part that TV played in our lives then by looking at what came between our favourite TV shows – the adverts.

From Oliver’s memories it seems like Britain spent the 1970’s getting drunk, smoking and eating sweets and chocolates before buying lots of household cleaning products, presumably to clear up the mess. In his personal Top 10, our host remembers national stereotypes portrayed in ads for Cointreau and Texan, the boy on the bicycle delivering Hovis, the eroticism of Cadbury’s Flake and Joan Collins inevitably getting soaked by Cinzano. Shhh! There’s also the Secret Lemonade Drinker.

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