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T.V. Talk - Lintas
What on earth is this commercial TV business? An advertising agency takes stock
Advert 1954 20 mins
Churchill branded it a "tuppenny Punch and Judy show", but the arrival of commercial television in Britain in 1955 was big business to advertising agencies. It was also, at first, a bit of a head-scratcher - how would British audiences react to the salesman's intrusion into the living room? What lessons could be learnt from American television, or British radio and cinema ads? In this film, made a year before the launch of ITV, the Lintas agency set out their approach to the problem, offering a fascinating glimpse of 'mad men' on an uncertain footing.
Advert 1955 1 mins
Chock-full of 60s advert nostalgia, here is the ideal Christmas gift for every lantern-jawed Dad - the Remington Four-Most electric shaver
Advert 1955 0 mins
Pilchards are great but Cornish pilchards are even better - especially when they've been selected for Shippam's - as this advert lets you know
Advert 1955 1 mins
Operatic chickens, shrimps and salmon sing-a-long with a paste pot chorus in this vibrantly animated advert for Shippam's
Bairns-Wear Wools and Woollies - For Boys and Girls Bairns-Wear Wools and Woollies - For Boys and Girls
Advert 1960 0 mins Location: Sherwood
From a smart cricket jumper to brightly coloured woollies, Bairns-Wear suits all: from birth to teenager.
Advert 1957 1 mins
Teen beat commercial, directed by Joseph Losey.
Advert 1955 14 mins
Dennis Price gives his best Noël Coward impersonation in an attempt to sell TV advertising to brands.
Drama 2019 26 mins
Arkita believes herself to be be modern, liberal and independent. An unprecedented encounter with a transgender sex worker questions her beliefs.
National Blood Service: Chief Executive's up-date, November 2001 National Blood Service: Chief Executive's up-date, November 2001
Sponsored film 2001 19 mins
Martin Gorham presents a video update to his staff, outlining some of his department's past achievements and upcoming challenges.
Animation & Artists Moving Image 2020 10 mins
In a madcap musical, a 'cat'-stronaut travels the galaxy looking for the meaning of life and encounters a space pup eager to help.
2003 1 mins
A longer version of the famously icky anti-smoking promo in which cigarettes ooze fat.
Public Information Filler 2003 1 mins
“If you care, show it” - is the message to encourage voting in the Scottish elections, long before the galvanising independence referendum of 2014.
Short documentary 2021 4 mins
A South Asian gaze on representation, inequality and discrimination in UK film and TV, set against the backdrop of the casting room.