Watch The Birdie

Smile please
And say cheese:
You’re on TV.

Live video with action replay
Now available at:
Woolworth,
Co-op,
Tesco,
Boots,
And all major department stores.

Also:
Your listening bank,
The bank with the black horse,
Barclays Bank, (of Britain and South Africa),
Nat West the action bank,
The Royal Bank of Scotland,
And all major usurers everywhere.

Also:
Halifax Building Society,
Leeds Permanent Building Society,
Nationwide Building Society,
We’re with the Woolwich, cameras and all...

Also:
Selected jewellers, menswear shops, boutiques, hardware stores,
football stadia, conference centres, hotels, main line stations,
underground stations, bus stations, hypermarkets, depots,
building sites, airports...

Smile please
And say cheese
you’re on TV.

We are watching you.

No: not just Big Brother.

[The above was first published in the 1987 anthology We’re Coming For Your Telecom Shares].

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