Commercial Break: A frightening fiery warning from the past
Eeek! Someone hold us! Today’s ad is a vintage one straight out the gloom of the 1970s and is taken from a new DVD collection of public service information films called ‘Stop Look Listen’.
Designed to remind people to keep their kids away from matches, it is instead a 55-second nightmare trek through a burnt-out shell of a house, the kind that we used to see on every street all the time back then.
Kids with matches, chip pans, shitty electrics – if you’re house didn’t burn down to the ground at least twice a year in the 1970s you were either very lucky or posh. Now strap yourself in and pay heed to the dire warning in the ad...