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The Top 100 Your Sinclair Zx Spectrum Games: #71– Frankie Goes To Hollywood

With Hijack and it hellish lifts safely behind us, we now set sail for a completely different location as we head for Liverpool, Merseyside to both solve a murder and find our way to the Pleasuredome. We’ve arrived at No.#71 in the Your Sinclair Top 100 and it’s the completely bizarre Frankie Goes to Hollywood.

Ocean Software liked to do tie-ins; from RoboCop to Batman they knew where the money was. However when it came to snapping up one of the 1980’s DJ Mike Read worrying pop bands as the face of its latest game, who knew what they would be delivering in this release. Would it be some twaddle of “Help Frankie Relax!” nonsense or something completely different; Ocean chose the latter…in a big way.

You play a nondescript figure who has zero personality, and begin with nothing and you wander through a cluster of homes on
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Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer webchat – as it happened

Why are sausage dogs back in fashion? How should one wear Crocs? And what’s their problem with Sleaford Mods? The duo were here to answer your questions. Read their answers here

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SomethinGeneric asks

Which would you prefer, bees for eyebrows or knees made from turtle foreskins?

Vic: I don't believe turtles have foreskins. I don't believe they have genitalia. Bees are beautiful thing, so I'd probably use them for eyebrows. A giant hornet came into our house the other day, and you don't want to go near them. If they start invading, watch out England.

Bob: Do you remember that one in Brighton? Punched you in the face.

Vic: I brought him in with some Mr Sheen. It was massive.
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Jim Davidson replaced by Neil Ruddock in Celebrity Big Brother lineup

Former footballer drafted in to join housemates in latest Channel 5 series of reality show

Former footballer Neil Ruddock has been drafted in as a last-minute replacement on Celebrity Big Brother for comedian Jim Davidson.

The Channel 5 show got under way on Thursday night when this year's intake of celebrities entered the Big Brother house, including Ruddock, who played as a defender for clubs including Liverpool, Tottenham and West Ham during his footballing career and was given the nickname "Razor" thanks to his bad-boy antics on and off the pitch.

The 44-year-old appeared in ITV's I'm a Celebrity … Get Me Out of Here! in 2004, after which he recorded a charity single called Jungle Rock with fellow contestants Mike Read and Lord Brocket. He has also appeared in BBC1's Celebrity Total Wipeout in 2011 and as a panellist on A Question of Sport.

This year's Celebrity Big Brother lineup includes former Steps star Claire Richards,
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RSVP: Groundhog Dates

“So, how was the date?”

Dating site RSVP has launched a campaign that highlights the pitfalls of poorly matched dates.

The ad, which features a single woman’s struggle to find a suitable date, was created by MercerBell, which picked up the RSVP business after handling a number of projects.

The ad came as a result of the brief being opened up to all creatives at the agency.

MercerBell creative director David Bell said: “While we have a female character in the Tvc, we wanted to be sure the campaign appealed to a broad range of people.”

The TV campaign will be supported with online and press.

Credits:

Glenis Carroll – RSVP General Manager Melanie Dudgeon / Jayne Andrews – RSVP Marketing Director David Bell – Executive Creative Director Paul Critchley – Senior Art Director Simon Gaffney – Head of Copy Sabrina Antoniou – Group Account Director Jess Rix – Senior Account Manager Jess Littlewood – Strategy Director Amy
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Oak stages ‘reverse robberies’

Flavoured milk brand Oak has created a series of videos purporting to be footage of mask-wearing raiders forcing their way into convenience stores to conduct “reverse robberies” in which they fill the shelves with the drink.

The hidden camera-style videos appear to show shop staff being taken by surprise when the raid takes place. It features the mask-wearing man burst in a shop and announce “Everyone stay calm this is a reverse robbery.”

However the fact that the fridge they load up was already empty may lead to suggestions that the footage was actually staged. Nobody from the Monkeys or Parmalat was able to clarify at the time of posting.

According to a press release: “The Oak Facebook wall was inundated with fans complaining that they could no longer get a fix of their favourite flavoured milk. Their beloved Oak was disappearing from convenience stores across the land.

“Why? Because
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Mastercard sneaks in benefits of faster payments

Mastercard has created a new campaign to demonstrate the advantages of its PayPass technology in participating retail outlets. The contactless payment technology allows consumers to swipe a card to pay for small transactions. The campaign centres around the idea that you can do more with faster transactions.

The ad features a henpecked husband rushing to buy junk food at the supermarket checkout in secret, then stashing it up his jumper in an attempt to hide it from his wife, and was directed by Tropfest film festival winning director Abe Forsyth of the Jungle Boys.

The campaign is targeting customers of supermarket chain Coles.

Credits

Creative Agency - McCann Sydney

Ecd – Oliver Maisey

Associate Creative Director – Joe Hawkins

Copywriter – Joe Hawkins

Art Director – Damian Sloan

Account Director – Lisa FitzGerald

Agency Head of TV – Colin Tuohy

TV Production Company – Jungle Boys

Director – Abe Forsythe

Producer – Alex Hay

MasterCard Australia

Michelle Pilot – MasterCard VP,
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Hungry Jack’s Barramundi: the burger colonial men write poems about

Clemenger Bbdo Sydney has released a new TV commercial for burger maker Hungry Jack’s.

The TV spot is the next installment in the “Eat Righteous” campaign, and features a colonial man writing a poem about its new fish burger, The Barramundi.

It follows previous executions including the burger you eat after being knighted, and the burger that attracts heat seeking missiles.

Credits:

Client: Hungry Jack’s

National Marketing Director: Jim Wilson

National Marketing Manager: Paul Tredinnick

Agency: Clemenger Bbdo Sydney

Executive Creative Director: Paul Nagy

Creative Group Heads: Baz Baker & Chris Pearce

Art Director: Ben Alden

Copywriter: Michael Dawson

Group Account Director: Justin Cox

Account Executive: George Downing

Strategy Planner: Graham Alvarez

TV Producer: Jonathan Gerard

Production Company: Jungle Boys

Director: Trent O’Donnell

Producer: Chloe Rickard & Nick Simkins

Editor: Lucas Vazquez

Post Production: Blck

Audio: Pitchfork
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Hooroo launches Atl push, ‘We’re all travellers’

Social media travel site Hooroo has moved into the above the line phase of its launch with an outdoor and online video component.

Using the tagline “we’re all travellers”, the campaign is aimed at travellers of all stripes, with a manifesto-style TV ad.

The campaign continues the use of the “that place” hashtag and messaging that initial social media seeding activity centred around.

Hooroo head of marketing, Lija Wilson said in a media release: “After four weeks of social seeding, we are moving into phase two of our launch. This phase focuses on expanding on the brand story and emphasising Hooroo’s differentiated approach – to offer inspiration and social discovery as well as the ability to book somewhere to stay.”

Credits

Creative Team:

Digital & Video

Brian Merrifield – Creative Director

Jane Burhop – Copywriter

James Crawley – Art Director

Vincent Leong – Designer

Sam Navin – Copywriter

Rebecca Reigger – Art Director

Print

Jesse McCormack
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Hungry Jack’s Whopper: the burger you eat after being knighted

Clemenger Bbdo Sydney has released an ad for Hungry Jack’s based around its new ‘Eat righteous’ positioning.

In the ad for the Whopper, directed by Trent O’Donnell through JungleBoys, a narrator claims that the burger is what people would eat having just been knighted, while staring at the horizon, or while posing in a portrait.

“The two spots signal a new creative direction for the Hungry Jack’s brand, which will focus on the flavour supremacy of its burger range,” said Justin Cox, group account director, Clemenger Bbdo Sydney. “Eat Righteous is a rally cry for consumers to stop putting up with the bland and boring, and indulge in more epic,

flavoursome food.”

Credits:

Hungry Jack’s National marketing director: Jim Wilson National marketing manager: Paul Tredinnick Clemenger Bbdo Sydney Executive creative director: Paul Nagy Senior art director: Baz Baker Senior copywriter: Chris Pearce Art director: Ben Alden
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Expedia cinema ad gives 3D Las Vegas tour

Online travel specialist Expedia has launched a 3D cinema ad which gives viewers a tour of all the activities you can do in Las Vegas for only $273, the amount consumers save by booking flights and accommodation with the company.

The 90-second ad is currently screening before The Avengers in 3D in Australian cinemas.

There is also a complementary Tvc, “South Pacific on $275″ and accompanying short documentary.

It is a continuation of the campaign that previously used the creative ‘Thailand on $222″ and “New York on $50″.

The campaign is presented by Expedia’s spokesperson Shura and was based on suggestions submitted by fans on the Facebook page.

The TVCs and online films will be supported by print, outdoor and online advertising, which launches across Australia and New Zealand this week.

Credits

Client: Expedia

Agency:bmf

Director: Craig Melville & Al Morrow

Production Company:

Jungle Boys

Post Production:Jungle Boys

Photographer: Ant Ong

Producer: Chloe
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Sydney Writers’ Festival ad asks ‘what is personal?’

Bwm is behind a campaign for the Sydney Writers’ Festival that plays on the diminishing boundaries between peoples’ public and private lives.

Besides TV, the campaign will run in a program guide in The Sydney Morning Herald, print, posters, Avant Card mini-mags, installations in bars around Sydney’s Cbd and the return of an iPhone app, developed by The Nest.

Bwm creative director, Rocky Ranallo commented: “This year Sydney Writers’ Festival wanted to explore the clashing of private and public domains in a fresh and engaging way. The adage ‘Did I just say that aloud?’ was a fruitful territory for us that we thought would stimulate conversation and discussion around this key societal shift.”

Sydney Writers’ Festival artistic director, Chip Rolley added: “It’s certain to capture the imagination of Sydneysiders flocking to the festival to explore the line between public and private in the books we read and the lives we lead .Once again,
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Afl Slap, Kalgoorlie Cops, Studio and Cloudstreet among Astra winners

An ad by The Monkeys for Austar to promote subscription TV’s new Afl offering has been named as the industry’s most outstanding marketing campaign of the year.

“Slap”, produced by Jungle Boys, won the nod at the Astra excellence awards which recognise the industry’s best marketing and promotional campaigns. Slap was voted Mumbrella’s ad of the month for November.

Other winners included promotions for police doco Kalgoorlie Cops, Tim Winton’s Cloudstreet and arts channel Studio.

The Astra winners:

Platform Marketing

Most Outstanding Marketing Campaign For Subscription Sales Or Subscriber Retention/Extension

Awarded to the most outstanding Australian consumer marketing campaign used to drive subscription sales and encourage customer retention and loyalty.

· Afl ‘Slap’, Austar

Judges Comment: Used a simple concept to achieve a complex objective using a memorable device. Humour extended it across all mediums used in the campaign.

Most Outstanding Use Of Stv For
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Creators of Review with Myles Barlow launch sketch comedy site

Creators of ABC comedy Review with Myles Barlow have today launched an online comedy site jungleboys.tv.

The Jungle Boys are Trent O’Donnell, Phil Lloyd and executive producer Jason Burrows, who last week announced a new comedy series for the ABC, This Christmas.

The online platform is a place to experiment with new material that doesn’t fit with their current slate of TV work and free from network approval.

The first show on the platform will be The Elegant Gentleman’s guide to Knife Fighting.

O’Donnell, who has directed The Chaser’s War on Everything, Laid and the upcoming Woodley for ABC said: “The great thing about online is that we have a direct connection with our viewers and we can upload clips very fast and freely.”

“The Elegant Gentleman’s Guide to Knife Fighting is a different kind of sketch comedy. We’ve gone for naturalistic
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Sir Jimmy Savile: A life in pictures

Sir Jimmy Savile: A life in pictures
Sir Jimmy Savile died today at the age of 84. The legendary presenter, who claimed to be the first ever DJ, launched Top of the Pops back in 1964 and went on to make dreams come true for nearly 20 years on Jim'll Fix It. Described as "pure showbiz" by DJ Mike Read, Sir Jimmy became just as well known for his flamboyant style - trademark tracksuits, gold chains and cigars - as his on-screen career. He is said to have dyed his hair (more)
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Trailer Trash by Jason Solomons

Jason Solomons on Sarah Jessica Parker's latest big-screen role, Mr Nice director Bernard Rose's fascination with drugs, and an unexpected outburst at the Screen International awards

Carrie becomes Kate

Sarah Jessica Parker has seen off Nicole Kidman to land the big-screen role of Kate Reddy, heroine of Allison Pearson's 2002 novel I Don't Know How She Does It. Sj, as she always tells me to call her, will be playing Kate as an American because the action has been entirely transposed from the book's London setting to Manhattan. I'm told Sj was handed the role after the book's fans responded negatively to rumours that Kidman was in line to play over-stretched working mum, Kate. The film is being overseen by producer Harvey Weinstein and directed by Douglas McGrath, the urbane director who co-wrote Bullets Over Broadway with Woody Allen and most recently made the "o for the lead?
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Modern Masters, When Moyles Met The Radio 1 Breakfast DJs, and The Box That Changed Britain | TV review

Modern Masters is lively, clever and has a presenter with a touch of Blue Peter, writes Sam Wollaston

Carla Bruni pops up in Modern Masters (BBC1, Sunday) wearing Yves Saint Laurent's dove dress, inspired by Henri Matisse. She did last week too, in the Warhol programme; I think presenter Alastair Sooke has the hots for her. Not that he would admit it – he's just got engaged, he tells us. Nor would he ever tell his fiancee that although he loves her, he loves making television programmes more, which is what Matisse told his missus. Well, about painting obviously, not making television programmes.

I hope, for the future Mrs Sooke's sake, that Alastair is as good at being a husband as he is at making television. These shows are excellent – clever, lively, scholarly, but not too lecturey; he's very good at linking his painters with the world outside the studio,
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Chris Evans 'snubs Moyles documentary'

Chris Evans 'snubs Moyles documentary'
Chris Evans has reportedly refused to take part in Chris Moyles's new documentary. Moyles has worked on a new programme about the history of the Radio 1 breakfast show, The Sun reports. Former presenters including Tony Blackburn, Zoe Ball, Mike Read, Mike Smith, Simon Mayo and Sara Cox all agreed to sign up for the documentary. However, Evans, who now hosts the Radio 2 breakfast show, has (more)
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Heston's Feasts | TV review

Heston Blumenthal's chocolate feast is full of wizardry and joy – just like Willy Wonka's, writes Sam Wollaston

Heston Blumenthal is taking inspiration from his favourite children's book, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, for the first of a new series of Heston's Feasts (Channel 4). Excellent idea: the 1960s, chocolate, Britain's most imaginative and mischievous chef – it sounds like a recipe for a good time. Heston, obviously, plays Willy Wonka. Maybe his guests will be picked for their likeness to Roald Dahl's characters: Paris Hilton as Verucca Salt, James Corden as Augustus Gloop. Who'd be Violet Beauregarde and Mike Teevee, and Charlie himself?

Oh, he hasn't done that at all: a trick missed, I'd say. So there's Mica Paris the singer, Mike Read the DJ from a long time ago, that geezer from Soccer Am, and I'm not too sure who the others are, to be honest. Is that a real live Oompa-Loompa?
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Touched By Frost | Heston's Chocolate Factory Feast | True Stories: Starsuckers | In Confidence: Damien Hirst | Watch this

Touched By Frost | Heston's Chocolate Factory Feast | True Stories: Starsuckers | In Confidence: Damien Hirst

Touched By Frost

8pm, ITV1

It was the last ever outing for William Edward "Jack" Frost last night, after a remarkable 18 years and 40 episodes of solving murders, losing lottery tickets and punching paedophiles. As a strong show, Frost could quite easily waltz into the great police cell in the sky by itself, but this being 21st-century television we obviously need David Jason, John Lyons, Philip Glenister and co to explain why they'll miss it, in an hour of reminiscences, behind-the-scenes clips and interviews.

Heston's Chocolate Factory Feast

9pm, Channel 4

Tonight, Heston Blumenthal is Willy Wonka. He invites another group of celebrity diners (Patti Boulaye, Mike Read, Tim Lovejoy and more) to step into his foodie equivalent of that room Patrick McGoohan sometimes wakes up in during The Prisoner. In true Wonka style, guests brandish
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Katie & Peter: The Jungle lovers' story

Katie Price and Peter Andre announced that their five-year love affair was over on Monday afternoon. The couple's romance has been never been far away from paparazzi cameras, while each twist and turn of their marriage has been filmed for reality TV. Digital Spy looks back at Katie and Peter's story to try to find out where it went all went wrong. Romance In The Jungle

When big-boobed glamour model Katie Price (then known as Jordan) met flop Aussie popstar Pete Andre on I'm A Celebrity..., very few suspected that they would leave the jungle as lovers. However, while Jennie Bond, DJ Mike Read, Kerry Katona and John Lydon were all busy with grubs and bugs, Andre was wooing the Brighton girl with impressions of her ex Gareth Gates and his latest pop song 'Insania'. Price later revealed that they kissed for the first time in an (more)
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