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Sky Sports
"Park Games"
30s
19 Jul 2010
A thoroughly charming trail for Sky Sports has the broadcasting team turning their attention to a school match and offering the same forensic coverage that they normally offer to a top Premiership match. A lovely idea that's been really well put together.

ITV
"Ode to Soap"
60s
19 Jul 2013
Shakespeare's most famous sonnet is read aloud by various stars of ITV's flagship soaps in this excellent trail. Some deliver their lines more confidently than others (don't try to persuade us that some of these performers weren't terrified) but it's been stitched together beautifully and it's great to see something a bit different.

Mattessons Sausage
"Stick or Twist"
30s
19 Jul 2014
We love this attention-grabbingly silly spot for Mattessons... not least because it puts the product proposition firmly at the forefront of the mind. A presenter in the old-school, severe manner asks us whether we think a mum should stick with her old recipe or give it a twist with the addition of some Mattessons sausage. Stick... or twist? You chose correctly. This should be one happy client.

Esso
"Sophie's Journey"
90s
19 Jul 2016
After depicting love blooming in a petrol station shop earlier this year, Esso present another moving commercial which shows how life's adventures begin by filling up. An elderly woman has plenty on her mind as she fills her tank on the garage forecourt before setting off on an epic drive. As a worn photograph shows, her destination is worth the effort.

Opel
"Leadership"
2 mins 20s
19 Jul 2017
One wouldn't immediately associate Opel with the new world order, but the marque clearly have a Mr Robot fan on staff. This cinematic commercial wears its tech-noir influences on its sleeve. The main protagonist is a computer hacker determined to crash The System - while her targets squirm, she prepares to strike.

Vauxhall Zafira
"New Neighbour"
40s
19 Jul 2005
The two lads for the previous ad return to greet a new neighbour whose parents have just moved in next door. As before, the conversation suggests the youngsters are more parental than the parents and winning performances from the children make it work.

Impulse Body Spray
"Latin Lothario"
20s
19 Jul 2005
Latin men are going to have to sue if they keep being portrayed in this way. The women on the beach are unimpressed by the "hello ladeeez" intro but luckily they have a magic can of Impulse that catapaults him into the distance and he is replaced by a clean shaven Anglo-Saxon.

The Open
"Close Look"
30s
19 Jul 2006
To illustrate how the number of cameras and technicians employed to cover The Open golf tournament at Hoylake will make the BBC's presentation better than ever, a man gets up close and personal with the shots played by one of the contenders.

BBC Proms
"Be Moved"
30s
19 Jul 2006
A conductor stands in a meadow. As classical music plays, he lifts his baton and, thanks to some marvellous post-production, he manages to get butterflies, tall grass, trees and floating seeds to move in whatever direction he pleases.

Yakult
"Still The Same"
30s
19 Jul 2006
Professor Heinz Wolf explains how Yakult has remained the same since it was developed many seventy-one years ago by Dr Schroeder who decided that the introduction of friendly bacteria into the gut would be helpful to overall health.

Boots
"British Sun"
30s
19 Jul 2006
Incorporating elements from the longer version broadcast earlier this summer, this ad features new footage of people fleeing the country at an airport in a bid to enjoy some foreign sun.

E4
"Udderbelly"
45s
19 Jul 2007
Marvellous comic book spoof showing how the Udderbelly... the comedy venue at Edinburgh's Fringe Festival sponsored by E4... has come to the rescue of comedy fans at risk of having their brains eroded by the old-fashioned comedy of mother-in-law jokes.

Weetabix
"Wholesome Snack"
30s
19 Jul 2007
Latest in this clever series for Weetabix reverses footage of an exploding snack to once again parody TV idents. The only problem is that the Weetabix itself is consistently the least important and least appetising aspect of the food being presented.

BT Broadband
"Cornwall"
40s
19 Jul 2008
Drippy Adam is using online messenger software to explain to girlfriend Jane why he took a new job in Cornwall. We're guessing he did so to escape the most dismal relationship since Charles and Diana spent the last years of their marriage trying to see who could commit the stupidest infidelity.

Guinness
"Films On 4 Sponsorship"
30s
19 Jul 2008
Guinness's sponsorship of Films on 4 is marked by this sequence of bumpers which creates typical scenes from the movies, each of which incorporates a pint of the drink which is supposedly worth the wait. These seem to highlight the limitations of bumpers lasting five seconds and might have been better with a bit more room.

Perle De Lait
"Pleasure Makes You Beautiful"
20s
19 Jul 2010
This commercial has such a strange quality that it's hard to determine whether it is tongue-in-cheek or not. You might think this ambiguity would render it unsuccessful but it actually makes it rather captivating.

Maynards
"Maynard Says Chew - Woman"
30s
19 Jul 2010
A bored looking woman who is mopping a changing room is entranced by a Moose head on the wall which urges her to 'chew'. Only when she comes out of her hallucinatory state does she look uncomfortable about the whole business.

MasterCard
"Bodyguard"
30s
19 Jul 2010
Mr T provides a bodyguard service to a woman in this amusing American ad for MasterCard which sees her using the credit card for everything else. Still hamming it up after all these years, this actor of limited ability remains an inexplicable icon to creative departments.

Canal+
"iPhone"
45s
19 Jul 2010
The characters in a melodramatic film are flung across the room when someone viewing it on an iPhone turns the device slightly. It's a cute gag but doesn't it suggest that the device interferes with the experience of watching the film?

Aldi
"Mayonnaise"
20s
19 Jul 2011
Another ad in this charming campaign for Aldi. A woman explains that she likes the own-brand mayonnaise as much as she likes Hellmann's and that she even likes on corn flakes which prompts her to speculate about the possibility that she might be with child.

Panasonic Lumix
"Will"
90s
19 Jul 2011
The advertised camera is put into the hands of a professional photographer who finds that it meets his needs. He describes how it gives him the shots he needs when he's looking for candid snaps in New York City (added advantage - it doesn't look worth stealing).

Panasonic Lumix
"David"
90s
19 Jul 2011
Photographer David Eustace (who has been known to direct the occasional television commercial) puts the advertised camera through its paces in the great outdoors. He describes the pleasure of taking his time in a beautiful rural setting with a camera he trusts.

Honda
"Night Fishing"
2 mins
19 Jul 2011
This attractively-filmed examination of night fishing describes how the use of luminous lures makes the fishing fun but the use of a Honda engine provides the reassurance that they'll make it back to shore when they've had enough. A good fit with the sponsorship of C4's documentaries.

Sure
"Do Things Better"
30s
19 Jul 2013
Any script that contains the phrase "that's why we" has to bridge the gap between the statements in the first half to those in the second without sounding risible and despite being attractively filmed, this one can't quite pull it off. This is the kind of ad which appears to be made in the hope that no one will pay close attention to the proposition... well, sorry but that's our job.

Whiskas
"Tigers"
30s
19 Jul 2013
Feeding your little cat could help save the life of a big cat because the people who made Whiskas are joining forces with the WWF to help protect some of the most endangered animals on the planet - tigers. As in the previous ad, a cute connection is drawn between the domestic cat and its feral cousin.

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