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Trying to remember an old tv advert

Posted: Sat May 25, 2013 4:38 pm
by william
Hi,just wondering if anyone can tell me what a 70's tv ad was all about that's been bugging me for years,what I think i can remember is a man in a overcoat and bunnet trying to speak French to an artic lorry driver who he thinks is french,about reversing his truck in a yard,but at the end of the ad the driver says something like' I didn't know there was many Frenchmen in Birmingham'(or something like that),and the ad finishes with a close up of the bunnet wearing man,there may be a few mistakes in my description as alot of time has passed since seeing it back then,I've tried searching for it but never found anything

Re: Trying to remember an old tv advert

Posted: Sun May 26, 2013 6:00 pm
by deadpan666
Yeah, I remember that ad as well...think it was a public information film or something! Been years since I saw it too....I'm off to hunt for it on Youtube! :)

*Edit* Couldn't find it, but I did discover it was Graham Stark who starred in it, and the line was "Are there many of you French fellas in Sheffield?"...if that helps...

Re: Trying to remember an old tv advert

Posted: Sun May 26, 2013 7:58 pm
by william
I had tried youtube as well with no luck,the more I thought about it I originally thought it was in Yorkshire,but yeah it probably would be a public information film,I do remember that there was no narrator or voice over,but remembered that I have the 'Charlie says' DVD so will go check that out,but well done as I didn't even get as far as discovering the actor or the actual spoken line lol

Re: Trying to remember an old tv advert

Posted: Mon May 27, 2013 2:41 pm
by Hitman_HalStep
you can try looking here
http://www2.tv-ark.org.uk/pifs/pifs_a-f.html
i had a quick look but couldn't find it

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