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Coca-Cola: Alan Beale
Meet Alan Beale - a lesser-spotted creature of the unnatural world of advertising in the shape of a real-life lorry driver.
Advert 1966 1 mins
Coca-Cola has long had designs on being the “real thing”, whatever that means. Here it takes the form of Alan Beale, lorry driver, whose tough weeks are alleviated by regular doses of sugary, brown fizzy water - and the company of his somewhat leery co-pilot. Part of a “real people” advertising campaign we don’t know how much fan mail was received to the address given at the end, but it does seem that Alan’s appearance was a one-off. Perhaps he was too busy writing replies?
Advert 1959 1 mins
A young Michael Caine bursts on to the scene as a cheeky soldier in this delightful advert for Watney's beer.
Advert 1976 1 mins
Pete and Dud prove to be stout football fans in this Guinness commercial recalling a great sporting moment - however fleeting.
Advert 1978 1 mins
An example of the long-running Brooke Bond PG Tips advertising campaign, with talking chimpanzees dressed as humans.
Advert 1955 1 mins
An RAF squadron are alerted to an attack. Flying toucans raid the officers mess and fly off with glasses of Guinness.
Advert 1935 5 mins Silent
What seems a charming stop-motion rhapsody for Bourn-vita chocolate reveals some unpleasant racial insensitivity.
Advert 1900 1 mins Silent
One of the earliest surviving British adverts
Inside Film 2021 47 mins
Writer and activist So Mayer joins filmmaker and critic Alexandra Hidalgo to discuss the work of acclaimed French director and artist Agnès Varda.
Detective drama 1944 19 mins
You too can solve the case of the stolen boy, courtesy of this film from 1944.
Public Information Filler 1946 3 mins Location: Woodford
Sorry kids – your parents might never let you out of the house again after watching this bleak 1940s road safety film
Interest film 1913 3 mins Silent
This ethnographic film offers a brief overview of the traditional culture of the Ainu, an ethnic minority in Japan.
Documentary 1905 4 mins
The performance of a masked dancer is followed by a scene from a kendo match, contrasting grace and ferocity.
Travelogue 1907 9 mins Silent
A grand tour of Japan’s major cities, offering scenic views of the streets and daily life.