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15 May 2019

Pub, anyone?

by Andrew MacGregor


Hollyoaks: “Table for 45” - 60s

Fictional pubs seem to be immune from the hardship facing UK boozers at the moment, and The Dog in the Pond - the pub at the heart of Channel 4 soap Hollyoaks - is one good example. This characterful promo captures all the thrills and spills of a day down the village local, as the sizeable cast celebrate, commiserate, and occasionally get themselves barred across sixty packed seconds.

Every soapland boozer worth its salt needs the odd death on its premises however, and a blackly comic shot of a body being carried out on a stretcher reminds viewers that the programme has its dark side. This and other incidental details mean this Rare Earth-scored caper rewards repeat viewing - even if the show itself isn't your G&T.


Creative Agency: 4 Creative Ⓟ Ⓦ
ECD: Alice Tonge
Creative Director: Chris Wood
Creative: Scott Taylor / Andy Shrubsole
Business Team: Matt Berry
Project Manager: Olivia Emmerson
Senior Producer: Fiona Wright
Film Production: 4 Creative Ⓟ Ⓦ
Director: Alex Boutell Ⓟ Ⓦ (Rogue Films Ⓟ Ⓦ)
Head of Production: Clare Brown
Executive Producer: Shananne Lane
Cinematographer: Matt Fox (WPA Ⓟ Ⓦ)
Production Designer: Simon Davis
Editor: Adam Rudd @ Whitehouse Post Ⓟ Ⓦ
Colourist: Richard Fearon @ Whitehouse Post Ⓟ Ⓦ
Sound Designer: Rich Martin @ Envy Advertising Ⓟ Ⓦ
Music: I Just Want to Celebrate - Rare Earth

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