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Signs of the Times

Seeing is believing when you want your whites brilliant white. Old Mother Riley in beautiful Technicolor!

Advert 1950 3 mins Silent


Seeing is believing and with a packet of Persil you too can wash whiter. Three curious Persil washing powder adverts screened within the popular Signs of the Times screen magazine for cinema audiences. Old Mother Riley, Arthur Lucan and Kitty McShane demonstrate the beauty of a brilliant white tablecloth - possibly their only appearance together in colour - while Ellis Powell, Mrs Dale of the BBC Radio Tips programme, gives her radio daughter Gwen, played by Joan Newell, a demonstration of Persil washing whiter.