Powers of Persuasion
A sneak preview of a major new collection tracing the history of British screen advertising.
This special selection of cinema and television advertisements dates back to the Edwardian era and offers a taste of a major new collection exploring the history of British screen advertising, launching on BFI Player later in 2019.
These ads are featured in BBC Radio's Archive on 4 special 'Powers of Persuasion: How Britain Learned to Sell'. Presented by Wayne Hemingway and featuring interviews with BFI curators, social historians and industry professionals, the programme will be broadcast on 26 January 2019 and available to listen on catch-up via BBC Sounds.
Rudge-Whitworth - Britain's Best Bicycle
A gentleman cyclist learns the error of his ways in one of the earliest surviving British film advertisements.
Branston Pickle: Advertising Agency
15 seconds isn't long, you've got to say Crosse and you've got to say Blackwell, and you've got to say Branston Pickle!
Pa Puts His Foot Down
Advert193416 mins Location: London
Romance blossoms over a discussion of fluid flywheels in this cinema ad for BSA cars directed by Zoltan Korda.
The Warning (Gibbs S.R. Toothpaste)
A mock trailer for a film "The Warning". The kind of warning you get from your toothbrush when you have tender gums.