September 27, 2006

Auntie likes a tune

The BBC's TV ads for its radio stations are often good viewing. This recent one is perfectly pitched for BBC Radio 2, which is exactly where you'd find middle of the road music, AOR, and old rock tunes. I'm not so sure about the Sugababes appearing on the same platform as Elvis, though.

Historically, there is one BBC video that'll be hard to beat: this trail from 1997 with a multitude of celebs singing along to Lou Reed's Perfect Day (including the terrible irony of Michael Hutchence's line "You keep me hanging on"); it spawned a single that was used to support the BBC's annual telethon.

To those of you unfamiliar with the BBC, the text at the end refers to the compulsory fee that everyone in the UK with a TV (i.e. 99.9% of households) has to pay the corporation each year. The amount is set by the government, and the BBC also runs campaigns threatening Biblical woe upon anyone failing to pay up.

See also: BBC floating head fails to declare that the penis is evil

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