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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.
Travelogue 1907 9 mins Silent
A grand tour of Japan’s major cities, offering scenic views of the streets and daily life.
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.
Non-Fiction 1904 2 mins Silent
In a school gymnastic festival, boys and girls demonstrate their physical rigour through exercise and dance.
Interest film 1909 5 mins Silent
A vibrant festival with parades of fishermen and geisha celebrates the 50th anniversary of the opening of Yokohama Port.
1912 5 mins Silent
Pathécolor’s mechanical stencil colouring is put to good use illustrating a festival at an ancient shrine.