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Go to Work on an Egg

A cracking collection of adverts from the heyday of the Egg Marketing Board, when the likes of comic giant Tony Hancock and football legend George Best persuaded viewers to go to work on an egg. 

Confused? Let Tony explain why happiness is egg-shaped. Lift the lid and dip into this selection and we promise you’ll be eggstatic.

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Egg Marketing Board: Ted Moult (3d)Egg Marketing Board: Ted Moult (3d)

Advert19650 mins

Ted Moult in 3D?! Ah sorry, it’s the eggs that are three old pence.

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Egg Marketing Board: Dilys LayeEgg Marketing Board: Dilys Laye

Advert19651 mins

Musical star Dilys Laye vows to shed the pounds with eggs for breakfast.

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Eggs for the MarketEggs for the Market

School programme and Educational film195018 minsSilent

Eggs hatch chicks that grow into hens that lay eggs, destined for the breakfast table. Matter-of-fact educational film about hen farming.

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Egg Marketing Board: Sheila: No. 2Egg Marketing Board: Sheila: No. 2

Advert19642 mins

Sparkling TV ad, as British cinema’s New Wave reaches TV advertising via theatre director Joan Littlewood.

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Egg Marketing Board: Sheila: No. 1Egg Marketing Board: Sheila: No. 1

Advert19642 mins

Groundbreaking, enchanting ad directed by theatre legend Joan Littlewood.

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Egg Marketing Board: Aunt Et'll Get youEgg Marketing Board: Aunt Et'll Get you

Advert19650 mins

Start the day an eggy way, or face a threat from Auntie Et.

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Egg Marketing Board: Avis BunnageEgg Marketing Board: Avis Bunnage

Advert19651 mins

“If I were Liz Taylor I wouldn’t get up” - but there’s no rest for a busy mum.

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Egg Marketing Board: George Best (Footballer)Egg Marketing Board: George Best (Footballer)

Advert19701 mins

A lad meets his soccer hero and discovers his secret: an egg for breakfast.

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Egg Marketing Board: Go to School on an EggEgg Marketing Board: Go to School on an Egg

Advert19650 mins

Aunt Et serves up the perfect brain food for breakfast.

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Egg Marketing Board: Jack HulbertEgg Marketing Board: Jack Hulbert

Advert19651 mins

Two eggs, or not two eggs? That is the question.

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Egg Marketing Board: Majorie ProopsEgg Marketing Board: Majorie Proops

Advert19631 mins

There’s no need to agonise over breakfast choices when agony aunt Marje Proops is on the case.

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Egg Marketing Board: Bargain (Beryl Reid)Egg Marketing Board: Bargain (Beryl Reid)

Advert19660 mins

Beryl Reid cuddles up to a giant egg to promote their value for money.

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Egg Marketing Board: Omelettes: Patricia HayesEgg Marketing Board: Omelettes: Patricia Hayes

Advert19660 mins

A great big meal for four at eight-pence a nob? What a cracking tip!

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Egg Marketing Board: Teenage Bride (Cheap Eggs)Egg Marketing Board: Teenage Bride (Cheap Eggs)

Advert19661 mins

A young wife eggs on her husband in this TV ad.

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Egg Marketing Board: Tony Hancock (Average Englishman)Egg Marketing Board: Tony Hancock (Average Englishman)

Advert19661 mins

You can call Tony Hancock what you like, just don’t call him average.

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Egg Marketing Board: Tony Hancock (Carpenter)Egg Marketing Board: Tony Hancock (Carpenter)

Advert19661 mins

Who needs a half hour? This one-minute sitcom features the much-loved comedian on top form.

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Egg Marketing Board: Tony Hancock (Crossword)Egg Marketing Board: Tony Hancock (Crossword)

Advert19661 mins

Have you ever heard a pork pie grunt? Eggs are the answer in more ways than one in this classic TV ad.

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Egg Marketing Board: Tony Hancock (Posters)Egg Marketing Board: Tony Hancock (Posters)

Advert19661 mins

Hancock sells out for the Egg Marketing Board and we totally buy it.

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Egg Marketing Board: Tony Hancock (Professional Jealousy)Egg Marketing Board: Tony Hancock (Professional Jealousy)

Advert19661 mins

Hancock and Mrs Cravatte compete to be the spokesperson for the humble egg.

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Egg Marketing Board: Tony Hancock (Soldiers)Egg Marketing Board: Tony Hancock (Soldiers)

Advert19661 mins

“Happiness is hegg-shaped” - Hancock’s helper Mrs Cravatte gets her message across.

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Egg Marketing Board: Tony Hancock (The Economist)Egg Marketing Board: Tony Hancock (The Economist)

Advert19661 mins

Hancock and Mrs Cravatte offer some cracking savings advice.

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Egg Marketing Board: Tony Hancock (Violinist)Egg Marketing Board: Tony Hancock (Violinist)

Advert19661 mins

Not even an egg for breakfast can enhance Tony Hancock’s musical skills.

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Egg Marketing Board: Tony Hancock (Wolf Cub)Egg Marketing Board: Tony Hancock (Wolf Cub)

Advert19661 mins

Tony Hancock encounters an egg poacher at his breakfast table.

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Egg Marketing Board: It's Egg WeekEgg Marketing Board: It's Egg Week

Advert19680 mins

Looking for an excuse to dress up as a chick on a rainy high street? It’s egg week!