Hancock Falls Foul of The Nannies
One for Blognor
Go To Work On An Egg
The egg industry has been shocked to learn it will not be allowed to show the iconic Go To Work On An Egg ads, which featured Tony Hancock, on TV to mark the 50th anniversary of the British Lion mark.
Eggs are not a food restricted under the new rules on advertising but, despite this, the Broadcast Advertising Clearance Centre (BACC) has said the ads cannot be repeated because the concept of eating eggs every day goes against the principle of eating a varied diet.
Author Fay Weldon, who headed the team which came up with the famous slogan in 1957, branded the decision “absurd”.
The British Egg Information Service (BEIS) has launched a special website www.gotoworkonanegg.co.uk where people can view the banned ads.