One of my memories of my grandfather is that his television used to show cinema adverts.

Back home, in London, in the huge Thames/LWT television region that covered some eight million people, we only got slick, national adverts, for slick national products. But my grandfather lived in Somerset, in the much smaller HTV-West region, where they got adverts that I can only describe as “cinema adverts”.

You know the sort of thing, all bad voice-over and cheap, static graphics. “Come to Joe’s Fish & Chip shop! Just past the police station in Shepton Mallet high street!”

I just saw a cinema advert, and I wasn’t in the Odeon at the time. I didn’t catch what it was they were advertising, but they apparently have branches in Lewes, Eastborne and Hastings. 

I’m not in London anymore.