A Conversation for 'Jim'll Fix It' - the TV Series

Always commercial?

Post 1

Fragilis - h2g2 Cured My Tabular Obsession

It seems to me this was a great way for companies to be presented to the public in a falsely good light. It provides the illusion of the company being generous, when from their point of view they have created an episode-long commercial.

Were all the wishes that were granted tied to commercial products and services?

Always commercial?

Post 2


Not all of them - some of them were making mini TV programmes or doing bizarre stunts...

It was great fun when we were young... smiley - smiley

Ba ba ba
ba ba ba ba ba ba ba

(the theme tune was very catchy too)

Always commercial?

Post 3

Fragilis - h2g2 Cured My Tabular Obsession

Thanks for the clarification. smiley - smiley

Always commercial?

Post 4

Bright Blue Shorts

Remember this is the 1970s and 1980s we're talking about. Product placement was probably still only a glint in the eye of the marketing "men". It was an altogether more innocent era. Fix-Its could be to meet your favourite band or football team, or be James Bond for a day ...

Always commercial?

Post 5


Don't forget that the Beeb in those days was paranoid about the possibility of giving free advertising, to the extent that when empty cereal packets were used on Blue Peter or Playschool, the brand name would be carefully painted out.

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