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David Reviews presents:
CraftWorks - 27 November 2019.
18.30 to 20.00

CraftWorks Season III continues at BBH, 60 Kingly Street, London, W1B 5DS - on Wednesday, 27th November between 6.30 pm and 8.00 pm. (Doors open at 6.00 pm.)

Tickets are £25.00 (plus VAT) each.

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STRICTLY... CHRISTMAS
And Rising's Anna Arnell; M&C Saatchi's Justin Tindall; and Grey's Sue Higgs will take a look at this year's seasonal offerings.

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Keep an eye on this page as we add more content.


The venue: BBH, 60 Kingly Street, London, W1B 5DS.

Date: Wednesday 27th November.
Time: 6.30 pm to 8.00 pm. (Doors open at 8.00 pm.)




                        

         


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Thorntons
"Turkey"
30s
17 Nov 2005
While the supermarkets are competing to see who can depict the most beautiful turkey in their Christmas salvoes, a more sympathetic view is offered here as a turkey seeks to avoid the axe by buying chocolates for its owner. Superb animated stuff with more than a whiff of Aardman Animation's Chicken Run about it.

Sony Trinitron
"Armchair"
40s
17 Nov 2009
This Daniel Barber classic from the archives offers an illustration of the exhilarating experience of watching the advertised TV set. A man in an armchair literally plunges from a great height towards the ground below but because it's just an allegory... he survives.

Vodafone
"Dear Santa"
60s
17 Nov 2015
Vodafone have proved adept at fine-tuned sweetness in their recent output, so it's little surprise that their Christmas ad for the Irish market perfectly balances a heart-warming story with the brand's message. As the festive season gets into full swing, one little girl's mind seems to be elsewhere. Decorations and Christmas shopping merit just a cursory smile from her - whatever is in that letter to Santa Claus must be of the utmost importance.

House Of Fraser
"Your Christmas, Your Rules"
1 min 40s
17 Nov 2015
'Tis the season, and House of Fraser are all up in your face about it with this slick and urgent take on the Christmas ad. With promo-standard choreography and an astute choice of soundtrack, the department store's festive offering applies an attitude adjustment to the festive period in plenty of style. 'Tis the season for the flamboyant, the brave, and the bold.

Alzheimer's Research UK
"Santa Forgot"
2 mins
17 Nov 2016
If Santa forgot Christmas, would we forget him? That's the question asked in this poignant ad from Aardman for Alzheimer's Research UK. Stephen Fry provides a warm voiceover to accompany the angular animation which tells the story of a little girl called Freya who has grown up in a world where Santa no longer visits. Suffering from dementia, he began to muddle names and presents, became more emotional and sad, and eventually forgot about Christmas altogether.

IKEA
"Operation Treenapping"
60s
17 Nov 2016
Three boys believe everyone and everything should be together at Christmas in this Belgian Ikea ad. Under cover of darkness, these lads put their daring plan into action: liberate the Christmas tree. A charming festive outing - though it may prompt parents to stick a bike lock on the tree.

McDonald's
"Reindeer Ready"
90s
17 Nov 2017
McDonald's draw on festive traditions in their charming Christmas offering for 2017. We see a little girl save a carrot stick from her happy meal to leave out for Santa's reindeer, keeping hold of it all day to ensure it reaches it's intended recipient. When she gets home, however, her older brother throws a spanner in the works. Lovely work with great performances.

JBL
"Convenience Store"
30s
17 Nov 2017
Following 2015 chaotic cord fail, this latest JBL commercial is a 30" comedy of errors. Betrayed by his own headphone wires, this bloke endures a painful trip to the shops. The bumbling music lover is mistaken for an armed robber… and these have-a-go heroes take no prisoners. Director Guy Shelmerdine makes the most of his confined settings.

Marks & Spencer
"Party Food"
40s
17 Nov 2005
Much is made once more of the luxurious quality of Marks & Spencer's food - something the market continued to buy into even when it decided the clothes available at the store were over-priced tat. Watch for the climatic popping of the Cava... it's intense.

Egg
"Wide Boy Guinea Pig"
40s
17 Nov 2005
Second in series is as winning as the first. This time around one of the guinea pigs is a wide boy cab driver who gives personal testimony about the excellence of Egg's new credit card as the scientists look on charting the responses.

MasterCard
"Reunions"
40s
17 Nov 2006
Tear-jerker from MasterCard which relies on the utter simplicity of people being reunited at Christmas time and managing to claim a bit of the credit for the comings together by suggesting the plane fares were bought with a MasterCard. But it's not as if they actually pay.

Vodafone
"Dominoes"
30s
17 Nov 2008
Dominoes spell out text messages which are then knocked one on to the next in a style commonly known as the 'domino effect'. Admittedly the game of dominoes is a little on the dull side, but lining them up to fall over in this fashion is a whole lot better, is it?

Asda
"November Village"
40s
17 Nov 2008
Attractively filmed and with a focus almost entirely on price, this Christmas effort for Asda nicely judges the tone as we nervously approach this expensive time of year. Still no fireworks from Fallon on behalf of their biggest client but a good solid commercial which cannot be faulted.

Burger King
"Steve Fargus"
30s
17 Nov 2008
Steve Fargus is victimised by a man with a megaphone because the foolish man didn't believe that Burger King's Angus burgers were made with Aberdeen Angus beef. A typically amusing piece of tomfoolery for the fast food joint which continues to use dry humour to differentiate itself from McDonald's.

Sony PlayStation
"Eyes"
60s
17 Nov 2009
This impressive ad for Assassin's Creed II focuses on the eyes of some of the game's characters within it before exhibiting some of the action. Presumably, most of those likely to buy this game were already persuaded by their enjoyment of Assassin's Creed.

Meteor
"Carol Off"
30s
17 Nov 2009
There's a battle for Carol singing dominance in this ad from the Republic of Ireland. When a trio find themselves displaced by a bigger group of singers they use their mobile phones to call in the cavalry... or should that be the 'calvary'?

Vodafone
"White Christmas"
40s
17 Nov 2009
In this commercial from the Republic of Ireland, a man explains how he created the perfect Christmas for his girlfriend by using his mobile phone to order kit to make snow when it became obvious that there wasn't going to be a natural snowfall.

Knorr Stock Pot
"Beef Stock"
30s
17 Nov 2009
Marco Pierre-White marches through a field of cows and reveals that one of the bovine beasties is nothing more than a cut-out figure. He then makes a cottage pie for 'his' children and explains how a good cook can spot authenticity.

Channel 4
"Scrap Yard"
40s
17 Nov 2009
Another of Channel 4's idents which manage to put together the figure '4' in an unexpected fashion. A camera pans across a scrap yard allowing a crane and several piles of junked cars to create the iconic shape.

Intel
"Giuseppe Raffa"
30s
17 Nov 2010
An Intel engineer makes a bit of an arse of himself by dancing around and 'conducts' various appliances containing chips made by the advertised company. It's hard to imagine buying a toaster because it's got Intel inside but who knows?

Jack Daniel's
"Happy Holidays"
30s
17 Nov 2010
The American whiskey has such a distinctive bottle that if you give it as a Christmas present no one will be left wondering what you have purchased. That's the message of this animated commercial designed to provoke festive sales.

Boots
"All Free"
30s
17 Nov 2010
A woman is showing off the presents she has brought to her exasperated boyfriend. There's an amusing moment in this ad that really doesn't come off... and it's a shame as there's a neat piece of comic interplay in this script that hasn't quite been realised.

Game
"The Gamer"
30s
17 Nov 2010
This ad introduces us to the different types of 'gamers' who play on video consoles. The one thing they all have in common, naturally enough, is a dedication to gaming that's over and above what would be considered normal.

Boots
"Fancy Hotel"
30s
17 Nov 2012
After receiving a make-up set from mum for Christmas, a pair of young women in an exotic and faraway land decide to blag their way into a fancy hotel. But it isn't really to their taste and they divert to enjoy the earthier pleasure found in one of the resort's less rarefied quarters.


"Give In"
30s
17 Nov 2013
A woman who knows there is a pudding of the chocolate variety in her fridge is irresistibly drawn to it no matter how hard she tries to get on with other things. We all know that feeling. Who hasn't heard the siren song of three day old chicken nuggets from that dodgy takeaway calling to them from the bottom shelf?

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