1. Advertising: the rattling of a stick in a swill-bucket? Welcome to the show where the stick rattles back: The Hard Sell. Adverts from history, treated with the respect they deserve.

    This episode: The Hard Sell visits one of the least consequential series finales in British television history to see if anyone cared enough to hook their wares to the rotting corpse of a failed soap. Also featuring jokes!

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  2. Advertising: the rattling of a stick in a swill-bucket? Welcome to the show where the stick rattles back: The Hard Sell. Adverts from history, treated with the respect they deserve.

    This episode: The Hard Sell is the canary in the coalmine of the British telecommunications industry. From despised cartoon birds to Jewish mothers and the magic of competition, which is obviously the best thing ever and makes everything perfect forever. Also starring Harry Enfield and some animals with peanut butter in their mouths. It doesn't have to be like this.

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  3. Advertising: the rattling of a stick in a swill-bucket? Welcome to the show where the stick rattles back: The Hard Sell. Adverts from history, treated with the respect they deserve.

    This episode: The Hard Sell visits the US of USA for a special Have a Break cocking a snook or snook-like appendage at our American cousins! Featuring dogs with fleas, rebel milk, not even proper surfing imagery and rustic bollocks, because Pepperidge Farm remembers!

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  4. Advertising: the rattling of a stick in a swill-bucket? Welcome to the show where the stick rattles back: The Hard Sell. Adverts from history, treated with the respect they deserve.

    This episode: spring has sprung and that means polishing and dusting and mopping and other fun activities for stereotypical housewives! Can the female gender break free from the patriarchy's rigidly defined role for her? Can Mr Sheen survive without Willie Rushton? And just who is Mr Sheen anyway? You make the call!

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  5. Advertising: the rattling of a stick in a swill-bucket? Welcome to the show where the stick rattles back: The Hard Sell. Adverts from history, treated with the respect they deserve.

    This episode: Have a Break visits a Bank Holiday in 1992 and discovers a campaign destroyed, hallucinogenic Skittles and Jeff Banks misspelling "colour".

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