For almost 20 years I have wondered what a Dennis Waterman flexi-disc was all about. I finally got hold one a while ago and managed to convert it. Well here it is, presented to everyone for the very first time here on the minder.org forum.
Visionhire Cable begins its Showcable pay TV experiment on twisted-pair cable networks in some inner London boroughs, with programming by BBC Enterprises. The connection charge is £25 and the monthly subscription fee £7.75.
So who do they get to tell selected Londoners about this new service? Our Dennis of course, posted through doors on this flexi-disc which only went to a few boroughs. There is even a cheeky reference to Arthur Daley, 'Minder' and 'The Sweeney' in this blatant cashing in of his popularity in 1981.
As Dennis has done plenty an advertisement over the years I have decided to rename this thread 'Dennis Waterman - The Advertisements Thread' in order to cater for the entire range of ads both on video and in print that our Dennis has appeared in.
I will add and merge more here over the course of time. In the meantime, here is an old one to be getting along with.
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Daley & McCann are, as good as, holding hands, on the exercise yard, in the scrubs.
As I said years ago, got vague recollections of DW doing an advert for GIROBANK back in about 1980-81 (I was 5 at the time) I'm quite sure it was him, and I recall him saying "It's so simple, even a kid can do it" and smiling at a girl as he passed her a paying in book as she went to the counter.
Great find casper, I love these old 80s ads, especially when they feature someone from Minder. Interestingly, it sounds like the voiceover is provided by none other than Des - George Layton
It is quite amusing seeing Dennis advertising a supermarket as I can't really imagine him doing a weekly shop in Presto in real life! Although of course he did appear in a supermarket in Minder - I always find it amusing seeing him with Jones, especially when Jones puts a melon in Terry's trolley!
Dennis and George must have been on a nice big earner with all the ads they did over the years. I must admit, apart from George's long running Leeds ads, I can't really recall any of their ads so it's fascinating to see them turn up on You Tube from time to time.