Massive lights outside Hortus this morning. Weirdly,
it’s an ad for Pizza Express. Wonder why they didn’t use the equally photogenic Pizza Express up the road? (Hope they can remove the raindrops in post…)
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Eagle-eyed William spotted Blackheath in the hideous Andrex Puppy advert. Look about 30 seconds in. Then read this wonderful review of such a creepy looking promo. As the nutters on youtube say
“Because some people prefer the old real puppy that was actually cute, not a CGI dog wearing a wrist watch”
The Cactus Pit becomes “Bones 4u”. Arf arf.
The Village Barbers maintains the colour scheme, but becomes “Mutts Cuts”. Which would annoy me if I was the owner! It’s a great barber shop!
El Pirata becomes the “Chihuahua Bar”.
(And the song is called “Little Things”, by Dave Berry from 1965)
Do you remember the “More Mysterious Filming in Blackheath” business a few weeks back?
Well, Sonja has written in, to say that her son has spotted the actual ad:
Look at about 14 seconds in. It’s rather a “blink and you miss it” moment, unlike the epic version of the Bookshop on the Heath, that appeared in an episode of Spooks last year.
By the way, whoever did the music edit at 32 seconds in should be shot. Or at least, buy some new razor blades…
Make sure nothing stops you voting. Unless we run out of ballot papers, don’t have enough people available to hand them out, or end up turning angry voters away towards the end…
“Police were called to a polling station in Lewisham, south London, where about 300 people had still to vote by 2200 BST. ” BBC News
Spotted outside Lewisham Library, on the way back from TFC, near the people handing out Islamic leaflets, within earshot of the plaintive trumpeter…
Couldn’t be bothered to wait for the train at Lewisham, so trudged the classic route past the building work (do they ever do any building work in there?), and spotted this wonderful piece of Subvertising. Quite right too – I couldn’t believe it the first time I saw the ad in London Bridge. This blogger put it far more eloquently than I could with the post Merry Christmas You Fat Cows (Love from Nestle).
And it seems, according to The Grocer, that we will be seeing a lot more of them next year. £6 million pounds worth of Nestle processed food ads.
I don’t know if you remember this advert, but it was filmed at Oxfam over a couple of very hot July days 2 years ago!
Click the picture to go to the ad.
I don’t remember the ad, but then I tend to skip most of the ads, by various means… It is a strange one – are they taking a pot-shot at the Cookery Nook? I’d quite fancy a cut price waffle iron if I could find one!
There’s not a great deal of Blackheath visible, most of it is tastefully blurred out in a depth-of-field that makes the ad look like an old romantic movie. A bit of the shopping arcade next to Oxfam and the sofa shop is visible, and there’s a good shot of the Picture Gallery behind him, but that’s about it. I don’t know where the big billboard is (but then again, it could be anywhere).
Does anyone else have any examples of Blackheath caught on film, besides this one, and the Hexagonal House? I’m still trying to get hold of a copy of “BBC – Voice of Britain“, made in the 1930s by the GPO Film Unit (now named “The Blackheath Arts Club” at the end of Bennett Park), as many of the scenes were also shot in Blackheath.