I remember this advert from the early 90s fairly vividly, from widely-parodied ‘it’s not at all work, work, work’ to its stunning soundtrack, the wonderful Jan Hammer’s Crockett’s Theme, which manages to make filling up a sodding cash machine seem exciting and dangerous.
It’s notable for its shots of Liverpool and the Castle Street branch of NatWest, which is actually where I bank these days. Those impressive iron gates are still in place, even if the interior seems to have had something of a makeover.
It got me thinking – sure there’s your Boys From the Blackstuff and Bread and GBH – but are there any other examples of Liverpool seen on adverts? I can think of a Hovis one somewhere around Catharine Street and a National Lottery one around Water Street (?).
Not forgetting, of course, this Foxy Bingo thing, shot on Lark Lane. I walked past some of the decked-out shops the day before and went to bed chuffed with the knowledge that a new bakery was opening on the Lane.
Sadly, it was just a giant, lecherous, gambling Mancunian fox. C’est la Vie. eh?
• What other evidence exists of our lovely city in advertising? Surely there’s a Bread spoof, or something at Anfield, or something about The Beatles? Let us know below.