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What Has the BBC Ever Given Us?

What Has the BBC Ever Given Us?

For those of us who thought the BBC’s mammoth selfmarketing campaigns were one of the symptions of modern marketing excess, a trawl on the Internet has turned up this John Cleese-presented advertisment on What Has the BBC Ever Given Us?. And it being the BBC, Spitting Image have the right of rebuttal

Hark back to a golden age when the licence fee was only £55, alternative comedy was cool enough to be mentioned on mainstream television (albeit from the toilet) – and more importantly, pubs weren’t decked out in steel chrome.

For all us TV archivists, can you tell me what year this was from? Bob Geldof witters on about Live Aid, so it’s certainly post 1985…

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