The 1973 Hovis TV advertSir Ridley Scott’s famous 1973 Hovis advert depicts a northern industrial town but it was actually shot on Gold Hill and has been voted the nation’s favourite TV advert. It was set to a brass band version of Dvorak’s New World Symphony - a tune now forever associated with this Hovis advert! The child actor who starred in the commercial, Carl Barlow, returned to Gold Hill in 2013 to switch on the Christmas lights. He returned again in 2017, aged 58, to make an advert for Evan’s Cycles. In the advert, he is seen riding his bike (this time an electric one!) up and down Gold Hill! Carl’s new advert can be found here: Return to Gold HillThe original 1973 Hovis advert was repeated on British television for a 10-day run in May 2006 to commemorate the firm's 120th anniversary.
FAMOUS ADVERTS, TV SHOWS & MUSIC VIDEOS SHOT ON OR NEAR GOLD HILL