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"Fawlty" Logic Fuels John Cleese In Specsavers Spot Directed By Blink’s Tim Bullock

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Robert Goldrich
Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016

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Director Tim Bullock of production house Blink has teamed up with Specsavers Creative and actor/comedian John Cleese to revive in this commercial the frustrated hotelier character, Basil Fawlty, he played in the classic BBC comedy series Fawlty Towers.

The spot centers on a memorable moment from that show but with a twist--Basil should have gone to Specsavers.

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Client Specsavers Agency Specsavers Creative Sam Lock, producer; Graham Daldry, creative director; Simon Bougard, Neil Brush, John Cleese, creative team. Production Blink Tim Bullock, director; Ewen Brown, producer; James Bland, exec producer; Stephen Keith Roach, DP. Editorial The Whitehouse Mark Burnett, editor. Postproduction MPC

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