This rare TV advert from 1984 starring Ronnie Barker has just come to light.
(Ronnie Barker starts off in typical form – behind a newsdesk!)
Starring Ronnie B in two guises – first as a newsreader, then as a weather reporter. Both small parts fall very easily into the format of a Two Ronnies sketch, and I suspect that the advert was penned by Ronnie B.
(Ronnie B as ‘Percy Perbright’ the weatherman)
Interestingly, the end narration is spoken by David Jason. This would’ve likely been just before Jason & Barker started working on the final series of Open All Hours. It’s a lovely pairing, somewhat incorporating David Jason into a Two Ronnies feature.
(does Ronnie B look familiar? Ronnie C appeared some years earlier in a very similar costume!)
Also of note is Ronnie B’s costume – very reminiscent of a Two Ronnies sketch where Ronnie Corbett plays Rupert The Bear in 1979.
A wonderful advert, and it’s great that it has been rediscovered.