Commercial Break: Take Courage Britain for Chas & Dave are no more
We like to think that our daily Commercial Break featurette occasionally acts as a barometer for the nation, gauging the mood of the public at large and then reflecting it back to them. Okay, a barometer with a mirror built into it. The reason we like to think that is because we go around the place with our heads stuffed right up our arses, prancing about, all full of our own self-importance. But you knew that anyway.
But today, Commercial Break is that barometer. With some kind of mirror in it. That’s because the nation is as one, grieving over the end of one of popular music’s most enduring partnerships. We speak, of course, of Chas & Dave, who are no more. The cockney singalong duo are going their separate ways after something like 75 years together and that makes us feel uncomfortable, alone and afraid.
So here comes a compilation of three Courage Bitter ads from the mid-1990s that were soundtracked by Messrs Peacock and Hodges, with rearranged versions of a trio of their biggest hits.