Monday, 6 October 2008

That Pam Ayres poem...

Jeff came home today saying that he was struggling to remember something. Normally, between the two of us, we have a pretty encyclopaedic knowledge of advertising and cartoons from the 1970s. But I think the internet is eroding our brain cells ... some of it's missing!

Today's challenge, then, is to remember an ad for fruit juice, which was presented by the gorgeous Pam Ayres. Ms Ayres (who is alive and well and living in the Cotswolds, writing and performing sweet poetry) was a regular visitor to Australia. No better place to find homesick Brits who'd go all mushy over her accent. One ad she presented was a poem that went something like:

I love a sunburnt country,
A land of sweeping plains,
(something about a) bottle,
and the fruit juice it contains.

Who can help?

Actually I was wondering if it was an anti-littering campaign, but Jeff is sure it was juice.


Gail Kirby said...

Sorry, I only remember her ads for the British Meat Industry and why your local butcher is your best friend.....this was back before Mad Cow Disease in England of course...

Gigz said...

I'm a bit late with this but I remember that it was for Goulburn Valley fruit juice. I believe the last three lines went something like:

"Don't make it all a farce
Choose Goulburn Valley fruit juice
The one that comes in glass"