Its 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!
Clearasil is the top-selling brand of skin care and acne medication, whose products contain chiefly benzoyl peroxide, sulfur & resorcinol, triclosan, orsalicylic acid as active ingredients. Clearasil has a wide range of products both for rapid and sometimes slow acne treatment and for everyday prevention.
Clearasil was invented in the United States in 1950 by Ivan Combe with the help of chemist Kedzie Teller. At this time, it was the first dermatological brand created specially for younger skin to fight against pimples (acne). The active ingredients in the original product were sulfur and resorcinol, similar to the pre-existing adult acne product Acnomel. Combe used the popular ABC television show American Bandstand to help promote the product and its superior smell. In 1975, Wolfman Jacksigned a contract promoting the product Clearasil Acne Ointment
Info gleaned from Wikipedia
1991 advert for Oxy 10 featuring the very young ex Easeenders star Nicola Stapleton aka Mandy Salter.
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Short promo fromEastenders from 1985
EastEnders was launched at a critical moment in the BBC’s history and was intended to demonstrate the BBC’s ability to produce popular programming. It started airing on the night after a major identity change for the channel, with the show representing the “new face” of the BBC. Critics first derided the new offering, as it was clear that the BBC wished to bridge the gap between the network and its competitor, ITV. One news source went as far as to accuse the channel of only having the courage to air the soap after Patricia Phoenix (Elsie Tanner) left Coronation Street.
The BBC brass was vindicated, however, when EastEnders became wildly popular and displaced Coronation Street from the top of the ratings for the rest of the 1980s, much of the 1990’s, and to some extent in the 2000’s.
Info taken fro Wikipedia