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Thursday, January 31, 2019

DS12: Commercial Break (1/31/19)

58:08 – Doc Sleaze recalls his youth via the medium of TV commercials, providing a commentary on a series of UK television ad breaks from 1967 to 1982.  We chart the development of the TV ad, the changing product mixes advertised on TV and even encounter the odd celebrity endorsement.  Dudley Moore assures us that size isn’t everything while Arthur Fowler from ‘East Enders’ tries to convince us that that Britain’s most reviled car is actually cutting edge.  Talking chimps, Martian robots and many more bizarre spokespeople try to sell us stuff they just wouldn’t advertise on TV any more.

License for this track: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License ( Attribution: by Doc Sleaze – more info at
Released January 2019 on The Overnightscape Underground (, an Internet talk radio channel focusing on a freeform monologue style, with diverse and clever hosts presenting unique programs, historic archival material, and nocturnal audio.

posted by Doc Sleaze at 6:51 pm filed in DocSleaze,Jan19,TV  


  1. Love the show Doc. Most enjoyable and of great interest. Thank you!

    Comment by Chad Bowers — February 1, 2019 @ 7:37 am

  2. Great stuff I never heard. nor imagined. Delicious ear candies!!

    Comment by pqribber — February 1, 2019 @ 4:09 pm

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