Tag Archives: A Word From Our Sponsor

Escort

From 1983, an unbeatable offer from Ford.

Free return ticket to New York and $100 in cash plus a one-way ticket for a “friend”.

Way to shorten the dole queue.

Good times.

maurice

From Christmas 1987, an ad for Lifestyle Sports starring Constantin Gurdgiev Maurice Pratt.

Including Adidas Roms and “leisure suits”.

Happy days.

Previously: A Word From Our Sponsor

maurice

From 1987, an ad for Quinnsworth starring Maurice Pratt.

The contents of every 80s Christmas raffle ever.

Oh for a salmon coloured ticket…

R18

From 1988, an ad for the Renault 18 GSE.

Tinted glass, electric windows, central locking, Blaupunkt stereo radio/cassette..Phwoar!

We didn’t Renault any better.

gerry

From 1989, an ad for Cawoods Coal featuring the late Gerry Anderson.

Gerry is credited with coining the term ‘Stroke City’ to describe his hometown Derry-Londonderry.

He was used to coming home to a real fire.

FIGHT!

Previously: Gerry Anderson Dies At 69

denny1

From 1994, an ad for Denny Rashers featuring the voice of Rolf Harris.

Place under a hot grill, turn often, cook until crisp.

As for the rashers, cook to your own preference.

Earlier: Pulling Our Leg

Previously: A Word From Our Sponsor

self

From May 1986, a friendly reminder to honour your pledge to Self-Aid.

It’s been 28 years but never too late.

Voiceover by Derek Davis.

Previously: Jesus As A Child

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