Back in 1985, the BBC pulled out all the stops to persuade viewers that the licence fee was good value for money. See how many famous faces you recognise.
BBC TV Licence advert from 1985. Packed full of famous faces. pic.twitter.com/Nv8kHD8Qar
— CuriousBritishTelly (@CuriousUkTelly) May 1, 2020
That’s quite the trip down memory lane.
What an advert. It even has Patrick Moore playing Space Invaders! https://t.co/jEu1DYxyYl
— Mark Rees (@reviewwales) May 1, 2020
I love Ken Campbell as the voice of alternative comedy coming out of the gents…. https://t.co/sotEYqql6V
— Neil Gaiman (@neilhimself) May 1, 2020
The best advert the BBC have ever run.
Could do worse than creating a 2020 version? pic.twitter.com/Ozs2cIgvLX
— Richard Innes (@bigrichinnes) May 1, 2020
If you weren’t convinced by that, perhaps the Spitting Image version is more your cup of tea.