Eastenders Cast – Retro TV Ads

east 25Its hard to believe that Eastenders has been on the air for 25 years!  We all have  our favorites but did you know that in their younger days they featured in a few commercials in the 80’s and 90’s?  Have a chuckle at the below ads and see can you spot them!

Prudential – I want to be a Brain Surgeon

Jake Wood

1980’s Kellogg’s Fruit ‘N’ Fibre Advert

 

Ross Kemp

Yellow Pages (French Polisher)

Jake Wood

1980s Clearasil

Patsy Palmer

1990 TV Times

tv times logoTVTimes is a television listings magazine published in the United Kingdom by IPC Media, a subsidiary of Time Inc. It is known for its access to television actors and their programmes. In 2006 it was refreshed for a more modern look, increasing its emphasis on big star interviews and soaps.

TVTimes belongs to IPC Media’s family of television magazines, within IPC Media’s sub-group Connect. Other IPC Media TV titles include What’s on TVTV Easyand TV & Satellite Week, as well as the soap bi-weekly Soaplife.

Info gleaned from Wikipedia

1990 Cadburys Creme Eggs

eggsCadbury Creme Egg is a chocolate product produced in the shape of an egg. The product consists of a thick milk chocolate shell, housing a white and yellowfondant filling which mimics the albumen and yolk of a real egg. Creme Eggs are the best-selling confectionery item between New Year’s Day and Easter in the UK, with annual sales in excess of 200 million and a brand value of approximately £55 million.

Info gleaned from Wikipedia

1993 Holsten Pils Jeff Goldblum

goldbloomIn the late 19th Century Holsten Brauerei first began trading in the UK when they purchased a brewery in WandsworthLondon. Holsten Pils was first imported into the UK in 1952 thus creating the premium packaged lager market. In 1979 the first of many award winning TV ad campaigns was launched featuring actorDonald Pleasence. In the mid-1980s Holsten became the UK’s number one selling premium packaged lager. Up until 1999, Holsten UK operated as a joint venture between Holsten Brauerei and S & N., but in that year the joint venture was dissolved and Holsten UK took over responsibility for the on-trade, followed in 2000 by the off-trade.

Info gleaned from Wikipedia

1990 Duracell

100px-Duracell_AA_cropDuracell manufactures alkaline batteries in many common sizes, such as AAAAACD, and 9V. Lesser-used sizes such as AAAA (primarily for pagerspenlights, and blood glucosemeters) and J size batteries (for hospital devices and photographic strobe flash units) are also manufactured along with a range of “button” batteries using zinc-air, silver-oxide and lithium chemistries, used in calculatorswatcheshearing aids, and other small (mostly medical related) devices. Duracell entered into a brand licensing agreement with flash memorymanufacturer Dane-Elec in 2008 for a line of products including memory cardshard drives and USB flash drives with the Duracell brand mark and in the brand’s trademark “copper top” coloring.

Info gleaned from Wikipedia

1990 Fiat Uno

The Fiat Uno was a supermini car produced by the Italian manufacturer Fiat. The Uno was launched in 1983 and built in its homeland until 1995, with production still taking place in other countries for some years, with the final Uno built in Brazil in 2013.

With approximately 8,800,000 built, it’s the eighth most produced automobile platform in history, after the Volkswagen Beetle, Ford Model T, Lada Riva, 1965-70 GM B platform, 1981–97 GM J platform, 1961-64 GM B platform, and 1977-90 GM B platform.

The Uno name was reintroduced in 2010 in South America for the Fiat Panda based car built in Brazil.

Info gleaned from Wikipedia

1980s Rover 200 Series

rover_220_turbo_coupe_1The Rover 200 Series, and later the Rover 25, are a series of compact cars produced under the British marque Rover from 1994 to 2005.

There have been three distinct generations of the Rover 200. The first generation was a four-door saloon car based on the Honda Ballade. The second generation was available in three or five-door hatchback forms, as well a coupé and cabriolet (in relatively small numbers). Its sister model, the Honda Concerto was built on the same production line in Rover’s Longbridge factory. The final generation was developed independently by Rover on the platform of its predecessor, and was available as a three or five-door hatchback. After the sale of Rover in 2000, and following a facelift, the model was renamed and sold as both the Rover 25 and MG ZR. Production ceased in 2005 when MG Rover went into administration. Production rights and tooling for the model, but not the Rover name, now belong to Chinese car manufacturer Nanjing Automotive.

Info gleaned from Wikipedia

1980s Atari 2600 UK

Atari_2600Atari Inc. had purchased an engineering think tank in 1973 called Cyan Engineering to research next-generation video game systems, and had been working on a prototype known as “Stella” (named after one of the engineers’ bicycles) for some time. Unlike prior generations of machines that used custom logic to play a small number of games, its core was a complete CPU, the famous MOS Technology 6502 in a cost-reduced version, known as the 6507. It was combined with a RAM-and-I/O chip, the MOS Technology 6532, and a display and sound chip known as the Television Interface Adapter, (TIA). The first two versions of the machine contain a fourth chip, a standard CMOS logic buffer IC, making Stella cost-effective. Some later versions of the console eliminated the buffer chip.

Programs for small computers were generally stored on cassette tape, disk or paper tape. By the early 1970s, Hewlett Packard manufactured desktop computers costing thousands of dollars such as the HP 9830, which packaged Read Only Memory (ROM) into removable cartridges to add special programming features, and these were being considered for use in games. At first, the design was not going to be cartridge-based, but after seeing a “fake” cartridge system on another machine, they realized they could place the games on cartridges essentially for the price of the connector and packaging.

Info gleaned from Wikipedia

Archives

Tag Cloud

Your browser doesn't support the HTML5 CANVAS tag.