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Buzby - Gossip

Buzby’s mum gossips with her neighbours over a garden fence in this cartoon ad for BT.

Advert 1979 1 mins


Rumour has it that Buzby the talking bird was once the nation’s favourite. The Bernard Cribbins-voiced character was the face of British Telecom for over a decade, helping to "make someone happy with a phone call" as the catchphrase had it. This edition pays gentle homage to over-the-fence gossip, immortalised by soap operas like Coronation Street.