TV adverts are supposed to be the bit where you get up off your bahoochie and put the kettle on. To do this, however, means that you could be missing some of the best material ever committed to the small screen. Take this 1980s KitKat ad as an example. It features a young-ish Gavin Richards (of ‘Allo ‘Allo and EastEnders infamy) as a weary A&R man, reluctantly meeting a gormless young band to briefly entertain their demo tape. Not only was this the best ad on telly in its day, the song, ‘Alien Invasion’ (“Alien invasion / what on earth are we gonna do?”) was so catchy, it hasn’t left my head for the past two decades. Incidentally, one of the girls (I’ll leave you to guess which) is reputedly the beautiful Scots model and TV presenter, Carol Smillie, in her pre-blonde days. Not entirely sure about that but it’s wonderful to watch this over and over again regardless.