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Makes you proud to be British. - Wemyss's Appalling Hobby:
From the Party Guilty of Committing 'Gate of Ivory, Gate of Horn'
Makes you proud to be British.

The first, eponymous clip is of course from QI.


The second is a Hovis advert.  Hovis is famous for ’em: the 1973 Shaftesbury-shot advert is Britain’s favourite of all time.  This more recent advert, surveying the century and two-and-twenty of Hovis’ trading, is the favourite of the last decade.  Another time, I shall analyse it, and its famous predecessor.  For now, however, I wish you to view it simply as a short film, and consider why I have given this post the title that I have chosen.

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blamebrampton From: blamebrampton Date: March 21st, 2010 10:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh, you've made me smudge my mascara!
From: tree_and_leaf Date: March 22nd, 2010 10:28 am (UTC) (Link)
I have to confess that that Hovis ad made me a bit misty-eyed.
femmequixotic From: femmequixotic Date: March 22nd, 2010 11:37 am (UTC) (Link)
That QI clip is one of my favourite from the whole series and still makes me laugh as much rewatching it as it did the first time I saw it.

And the Hovis commercial is just...well, utterly brilliant. Makes me proud to be of British descent, I have to say.
From: seneska Date: March 22nd, 2010 11:52 am (UTC) (Link)
I do love that advert. And yes I am always proud to be British.

noeon From: noeon Date: March 23rd, 2010 11:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
The Hovis ad is oddly poignant. The child moving relatively unchanged through history and finally (and always) home. There's something of
Highlander and Doctor Who in there.

The Churchill line is just brilliant.
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