John Thaw and Dennis Waterman in advert for Chocolate (1980s)

I came across this recently uploaded blast from the past. I had completely forgotten John Thaw had appeared in this advertising campaign by Cadburys. The campaign also included many other TV pairings of the late seventies and early eighties, most probably only known to those in the UK; Mel Smith and Gryff Rhys Jones (British comedians);  Paul Eddington and Nigel Hawthorne (Yes Minister, TV sitcom);  Simon Cadell, and Ruth Madoc (Hi De Hi, TV sitcom) and many others. Hope you enjoy this little bit of TV history.

Author: Chris Sullivan

After having looked after my mum for some 11 years she is now unfortunately in a nursing home. I'm afraid her dementia worsened as did her physical capabilities. UPDATE: My mum died from Covid-19 on the 6th May 2020. So, for the first time in 21 years I find myself no longer caring for anyone. Apart from my mum I was also a single parent to two children and also looked after my dad who had Alzheimers, (he died in 2005). So, I have decided to return to University to try and get another degree this time in English Literature. (My other degree I got some 30 years ago is one in Ecological Science). After a year at college I have passed all grades and now will start Edinburgh University in September 2019. I am now in second year having passed all the requirements in first year.

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    1. Hi Nan. The Sweeney is an excellent TV series but it is a very different progam from Morse and John Thaw’s character in The Sweeney is the polar opposite of Morse. There are some episodes on Youtube.

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